Dr. Glatterer received undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas in Austin (BA), and the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas (BS, Physician Assistant). He later graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas (MD). His General Surgery residency training was completed at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and Cardio Thoracic residency training was completed at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, with an emphasis on mechanical heart assist devices and cardiac transplantation. Later training at Duke University and Saint Louis University focused on Electrophysiology Surgery for cardiac rhythm disorders. He has been board certified by the American Board of Surgery, and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (for cardiothoracic surgery).
When not at work, Dr. Glatterer enjoys skiing, cycling, fly fishing and mountaineering. He is actively involved in mountain rescue and serves as the Medical Director for the Mountain Rescue Association. He instructs courses in Wilderness Medicine, and has authored papers and textbook chapters on the subject.