Gary R Culbertson - Plastic Surgeon - Sumter, SC
Dr Gary Culbertson MD FACS

Gary Randall Culbertson, MD FACS


18 Miller Road
Sumter, SC 29150


803-773-6361 (Office)
803-773-6009 (Fax)


Trinity University - San Antonio, Texas: B.A. with Major in Biology and Chemistry Granted 5-78


University of Texas Medical School at Houston; M.D. Granted 6-84 


6-84 to 6-85 Categorical Surgery Internship
Brooke Army Medical Center: Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 7-85 to 6-86

General Medical Officer/On-the-Job Training in General Surgery at the United States
Army Institute of Surgical Research/Burn Unit: Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 7-86 to 6-87

General Surgery Residency - Fitzsimons Army Medical Center: Aurora, Colorado, 7-87 to 6-90

Plastic Surgery Fellowship - William Beaumont Army Medical Center: El Paso, Texas, 7-90 to 6-92


6-92 to 8-92 - Staff Plastic Surgeon
William Beaumont Army Medical Center - El Paso, TX

8-92 to 5-94 - Staff Plastic Surgeon
Madigan Army Medical Center
Tacoma, WA

6-94 to Present - Private Practice Sumter, SC

1/03 to Present - Medical Director: Iris Surgery Center


South Carolina, 1994 to present (#17109)


South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, 5th District: 1999 to Present


Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery
(Board Certified; February 1994)

Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
(Board Certified; December 1996 / Re-Certified 2004)


Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Southeastern Society of Plastic Surgeon’s (SESPS)
South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons; Past President
South Carolina Medical and American Medical Association


Culbertson, G.R., McManus, A.T., Conarro, P.A., McManus, W.F., Mason, A.D. Jr., and Pruitt, B.A. Jr.,
"Clinical Trial of Imipene/Cilastin in Severely Burned and Infected Patients," Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, Vol. 165, pp. 25-28, July 1987.

Bensort, C., Soisson, A.P., Carison, J., Culbertson, G.R., Hawley-Bowland, C., Richards, F.P.,
"Neovaginal Reconstruction with a Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous Flap." Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 81, No. 5, Part 2, pp. 871-875, May 1993.

Culbertson,G.R. “532-nm Diode Laser Treatment of Seborrheic Keratoses with Color Enhancement,”
Dermatologic Surgery, Vol. 34, Issue 4, pp. 525-528, April 2008.

Culbertson G, Preparing for the Storm, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 130(1):238e-239e, July 2012.

Kalliainen, Loree K. et al.(ASPS Health Policy Committee), ASPS Clinical Practice Guideline Summary on Reduction Mammoplasty, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 130(4):785-789, October 2012.

Schecter, Loren et al. (ASPS Patient Safety Committee), Pathways to Preventing Adverse Events in Ambulatory Surgery,

Culbertson G, Are you current with VTE prevention techniques? ASPS- Plastic Surgery News; June 2013, p9

Basu, Choudry, Gutowski, Culbertson & Reisman, Proper pre-op communication is a key component of patient safety, ASPS- Plastic Surgery News: Dec 2013 pp10-1.

Basu, Choudry, Gutowski, Culbertson & Reisman, Steps To Improve Intraoperative Communication, ASPS- Plastic Surgery News; April-May 2014 (34-35)

Hunstad JP, Krochmal DJ, Flugstad NA, Kortesis BG, Augenstein AC, Culbertson GR. Rivaroxaban for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Abdominoplasty: A Multicenter Experience. Aesthet Surg J. 2016 Jan;36(1):60-6.


Clark, J.R., Conarro, P.A., Culbertson, G.R., Hovenga, T.L., Schoelkopf, L., "Gastric Partitioning with Stapled Gastrogastrostomy for Morbid Obesity." Scientific Exhibit Fall ACS Meeting - October 1987, San Francisco, CA

Culbertson, G.R. and Clark, J.R., "Breast Cancer presenting as an Axillary Mass,"
1988 Annual Meeting-Colorado Chapter of the ACS, Colorado Springs, CO

Culbertson, G,R, and Clark, J,R, "Preservation of Anal Function,"
10th Annual Gary P. Wratten Surgical Symposium, April 1989, Tacoma, WA

Culbertson, G.R., and Clark, J.R., "Ileo-Anal Pull Through Procedure in Adults."
1989 Annual Meeting Colorado Chapter of the ACS, Colorado Springs, CO

Culbertson, G.R., and Clark, J.R., "Evaluation and Management of the Adrenal Gland Mass."
11th Annual Gary P. Wratten Surgical Symposium, April 1990, Washington, D.C. and 1990 Annual Meeting,

Colorado Chapter of the ACS, Colorado Springs, CO
Culbertson, G.R., Richards, F.D., Burkhardt, B.R., and Donovan, M.,

"An Innovative Approach to Malar Augmentation," 24th Annual Meeting of the American
Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc., April 1991, New York, NY; and 124th Annual Session of the Texas Medical Association Section of Plastic, Reconstructive and Maxillofacial Surgery, May 1991, Dallas, TX

Keim, J.R,, Monsivais, J.J,, and Culbertson, G.R., "The Management of Recurrent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome," Scientific Exhibit-60th Annual Meeting of ASPRS-PSEF-ASMS, September 1991, Seattle, WA

Monsivais, J.J, Keim, J.R,, and Culbertson, G.R., "Current Trends in the Management of Osteomyelitis After Grade III Open Fractures." 60th Annual Meeting of ASPRS-PSEF-ASMS, September 1991, Seattle, WA Monsivais, J.J., Culbertson, G.R., and Monsivais, D.B., "The Management of Radial Tunnel Syndrome with Radial Nerve Transposition." 60th Annual Meeting of ASPRS-PSEF-ASMS, September 1991, Seattle, WA

Culbertson, G.R,, Keim, J.R., and Monsivais, J.J,, "Free Vascularized vs. Intervascular Grafts for Nerve Repair," 60th Annual Meeting of ASPRS-PSEF-ASMS, September 1991, Seattle. WA; Current Concepts in Microsurgical Tissue Transfer Conference, PSEF, March 1992, St. Louis, MS; and the Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, May 1992, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Culbertson, G. R., “An Algorithm for Safely Performing Abdominoplasties with other Major Plastic Surgery Procedures”, Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- 2006 Sea, Island, GA

NCSPC Annual Meeting, “Pathways to Preventing Adverse Events in Ambulatory Surgery & Protecting Our Patients and Our Profession”, Kiawah Island, SC - 2013

ASPS Annual Meeting- ASPS Panel Discussion on Peri-operative Patient Safety, Denver, CO - 2011


1991 Scientific Poster Award - 60th Annual Meeting of ASPRS-PSEF-ASMS, Seattle, WA

1992 Microsurgery Award - Plastic Surgery Senior Residents Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Be Your Best, A Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery written by the Experts; Insight International Press,LLC; 2006, ISBN13: 978-0-9791335-0-3/ LBCCN: 2006939887

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery; Journal Manuscript Reviewer