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Scott Hultman, MD, MBA, FACS

Scott Hultman, MD, MBA, FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Oncologic Reconstruction, Plastic Surgery

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - East Raleigh

WakeMed Raleigh Campus Andrews Center
3024 New Bern Avenue, Suite 102
Raleigh , NC 27610

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - East Raleigh

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505 Oberlin Road
Suite 250
Raleigh , NC 27605

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Cary

210 Ashville Avenue
Suite 410
Cary , NC 27518

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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Cary

About Me

Dr. C. Scott Hultman is a triple board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with interests in burn and wound care, breast reconstruction, body contouring after significant weight loss, chest and abdominal wall reconstruction, hand and peripheral nerve surgery, skin cancer management, and aesthetic surgery.

Dr. Hultman joins WakeMed as the inaugural Chair of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He arrives from Johns Hopkins University, where he served as Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vice-Chair of Strategy and Development, Director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center, Fellowship Director for Surgical Critical Care, and Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Green Spring Ambulatory Surgery Center.

Prior to his recruitment to Hopkins, Dr. Hultman was the Ethel and James Valone Distinguished Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina, where he served as Chief and Residency Program Director for Plastic Surgery, Vice Chair of Finance for the Department of Surgery, and Interim Chair of the Graduate Medical Education Committee. He is a Past President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation, the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, and the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons.

He obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology from Brown University and received his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Hultman then completed training in general surgery and surgical critical care at the University of North Carolina, where he also pursued a two-year basic science fellowship in burn immunology and keratinocyte biology. He completed his training in plastic surgery at Emory University. Dr. Hultman obtained an executive MBA from the UNC Kenan Flagler Business School, with a focus on health care economics and service operations, where mentors included Susan Palmer and Ted Zoller.

A recognized expert in acute burn care and burn reconstruction, Dr. Hultman is an internationally renowned educator, innovator, and leader in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Hultman has sought to improve the patient experience, which includes not only patient safety and improved clinical outcomes, but also improving patient access and patient satisfaction. Toward that end, he prioritizes shared decision making with his patients and helps them choose the best option to meet their individual goals. His dual training in medicine and business has allowed him to focus on and transform systems of health care. Clinically, he continues to develop novel techniques in wound closure, fat grafting, laser resurfacing, and peripheral nerve surgery to help restore form and function.

The author of more than 200 scientific articles, reviews, and chapters, plus the editor of four medical textbooks, Dr. Hultman has mentored more than 50 surgeons during various stages of their academic careers. In 2016, he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the UNC Kenan Flagler Business School, and he delivered the commencement address for the UNC Executive MBA class in 2017. Nationally, he serves on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is a senior examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In addition to being board certified in Plastic Surgery, he remains board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.

Dr. Hultman and his wife Suzanne, an ordained Methodist minister in the North Carolina Conference, are excited to return to the Triangle, where they had previously resided for 3 decades. Their children grew up in Chapel Hill and are now pursuing careers in public health, the military, and business. The

extended Hultman family lives in Wyoming, California, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Missouri, but nothing is finer than spending time together in the mountains or on the coast of North Carolina.


Medical School:
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA

UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC (2000)

Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA (1998)

Brown University, Providence, RI

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Medical Center, Chapel Hill, NC (1996)

Board Certifications

Surgery (Plastic Surgery), American Board of Internal Medicine

Surgery, American Board of Internal Medicine

Provider Ratings

4.5 out of 5

(77 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

29 Reviews


Overall experience has been amazing


He is very good Dr. Trust his decision .


Dr. Hultman was very thorough and kind. He was one of the nicest surgeons I have ever encountered. Excellent bedside manner.


The comfort level for talking about options was excellent. I felt I could ask questions and be heard and respected.


I felt like he listened to my concerns and addressed them


The PA was helpful


Dr Hultman and Michelle are quite the TEAM…this is my second attempt at breast reconstruction and I am confident it will go just fine!


The friendliness that each employee gave to me was welcoming and genuine.


Overall, my experience was excellent. The doctor, nurses, staff as a whole from my day of surgery on [DATE] to my first follow up on the [], everyone was wonderful. It calmed my concerns about undergoing surgery and made me feel like I was in the right place and in good hands.


Everything was outstanding considering the everything I have been through this year could not ask for a more supportive group !


Very qualified respectful friendly and neat place. Best environment for patients sound treatment dinning area so neat and fresh foods .


It being my first visit, staffing was very warm, and kind


Dr. Hultman listened to my concerns and made a surgical recommendation. He explained and answered my questions and I feel confident in my decision to pursue treatment with Dr. Hultman and WakeMed.


Haven’t had my surgery yet but there welcoming is very careful and friendly. Thank you guys for the visit


I consulted Dr. Charles Scott Hultman regarding the [...]. I arrived with a great deal of trepidation and questions. I felt reassured and relieved after only a few minutes into the appointment. Dr Hultman was kind, reassuring, and very thorough in his explanations of my particular circumstances and the treatment he proposed. I have every confidence in his skills as a surgeon and as a caring physician. I am fully expecting every aspect of my care at his hands to be a complete success.


I have been through quite an ordeal with [...] and if that wasn’t enough having to go another round of drains…this team saved my life….God (watching over me)…Dr. Hultman and Michelle [] on top of []…and Dr. [] removing all [...]…these people are Angels on earth and WakeMed is fortunate to have them…Thank You!


I liked the doctor’ relaxed demeanor.


Do. Hultman is an outstanding surgeon and very easy to talk to. He genuinely cares about his patients.


Dr. Hultman and his PA were so nice and helpful.


Dr. Hultman’s genuine concern for my medical issue and his letting me know he could help me and that I’ve come to the right place was very reassuring.


Doctor was very informative


Dr Hultman and Michelle [] are excellent I have [] and they have both been so helpful and making sure I am okay the staff amazing as well


Dr Hultman was every thing I hoped for. I had hopeful expectations and EVERY ONE was met.looking forward to surgery Asap.Thanks


Dr. Hultman was very impressive…he answered all of my many questions…I feel like I am in excellent hands in one of the most challenging health scares of my life…a [] is frightening at first but I feel very lucky that I have excellent, qualified surgeons to put back what [] has taken from me…my husband and I feel blessed to have him in charge of my reconstruction!


Atmosphere both pre and post op was excellent.


Dr. Hultman and his staff were very kind, friendly, efficient, and caring.


Dr Hultman was very kind and spent alot of time reviewing my situation and explaining the treatment options. He made me very comfortable and answered my questions.


Absolutely everything about my visit with Dr Hultman exceeded all my expectations. He obviously cares about his patients and strives for perfect outcomes. I can’t imagine a better surgeon.


Dr. Haultman was very reassuring about my body. And about what he can fix on each visit and the most important to least important. He was also to my surprise how caring he was and telling me about how good the results will be and taking the task away...I know I'm rambling but he was great
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