Charles Scott Hultman Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Charles Scott Hultman

Chief and Program Director, Division of Plastic Surgery
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Board-certified in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care, I bring a unique perspective to clinical, educational, and research-related endeavors for patients with burn injury. Serving as Chief and Program Directory of Plastic Surgery, and Associate Director of the NCJC Burn Center, at the University of North Carolina, I am able to impact and improve the lives of burn survivors, through prevention, resuscitation, acute coverage, reconstruction, rehabilitation, and advocacy.

Subjects: Medicine


Dr. C. Scott Hultman currently serves as the Chief of Plastic Surgery and as Residency Program Director, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Professor of Surgery and is the holder of the Ethel and James Valone Distinguished Chair in Plastic Surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Hultman is the Associate Director of the NC Jaycee Burn Center and is the Founder and Executive Director of the UNC Burn Reconstruction and Aesthetic Center. After graduating from Brown University with a concentration in Psychology, he obtained his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He subsequently completed full training in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care at UNC, followed by plastic surgery at Emory University, and he remains board-certified in all three disciplines of surgery.


    University of North Carolina, 2008, MBA; concentration on service operations
    University of Pittsburgh, 1990, MD with induction into AOA
    Brown University, 1986, BA in Psychology

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Clinical:  Acute burn care, surgical critical care, burn reconstruction, laser surgery, hand surgery, peripheral nerve surgery, plastic surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction

    Research: Tissue engineering, infection and immune function after burn injury, remodeling of the burn scar, spiritual and psychosocial outcomes of burn patients, access to care, improving throughput, lean operations, surgical education

Personal Interests

    Road biking, surfing, skiing, mountaineering;
    Rock and roll:  post-punk, shoe gazer (look it up), all things Beatles/Brian Wilson/U2;
    Mission work:  Appalachia, Russia, China, Nicaragua, Malawi


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Annals of Surgery

Laser Resurfacing and Remodeling of Hypertrophic Burn Scars

Published: Sep 01, 2014 by Annals of Surgery
Authors: Hultman CS, Friedstat JS, Edkins RE, Cairns BA, Meyer AA.
Subjects: Medicine

Full Title: Laser Resurfacing and Remodeling of Hypertrophic Burn Scars: The Results of a Large, Prospective, Before-After Cohort Study, With Long-term Follow-up; Presented at the Presented at the 134th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Surgical Association, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2014; Discussants: David Herndon, MD, and Basil Pruitt, MD