Michael G. Caty, MD, named chief of pediatric surgery at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital

3/15/12 —Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) announce the appointment of Michael G. Caty, MD, as pediatric surgeon-in-chief. Dr. Caty joins YNHCH from Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, where he was surgeon-in-chief, director of pediatric surgical services, and professor of surgery and pediatrics, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

“Dr. Caty is a skilled surgeon, researcher and academician who brings more than two decades of experience to his role as our new pediatric surgeon-in-chief,” said Robert Udelsman, MD, surgeon-in-chief at Yale New Haven Hospital and chair of the department of surgery at YSM.

Dr. Caty is board certified in pediatric and general surgery. His clinical interests include neonatal surgery, thoracic surgery, intestinal motility disorders, pediatric renal transplantation, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric laparoscopy and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.

“Our vision is to be the leading center for pediatric surgical care in Connecticut, as well as one of the top centers in the country,” said Cynthia Sparer, executive director, YNHCH. “We are extremely excited to have Dr. Caty here to lead this effort through fostering growth, attracting and retaining talented faculty and by developing and supporting specialty programs that capitalize on our strengths and advantages.”

Dr. Caty completed his undergraduate education at Boston College and obtained his medical degree at the University of Massachusetts. His general surgery training was done at the University of Michigan where he served as administrative chief resident. During his general surgery residency he did a research fellowship investigating intestinal injury during ischemia and reperfusion. His pediatric surgery residency was done at Children's Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School where he served as chief resident.

His research interests are concentrated on the pathophysiology of intestinal ischemia and reperfusion.

Dr. Caty is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, Shock Society, Association for Academic Surgery and many others. He joined the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo in 1993.

Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), part of Yale New Haven Health, is a nationally recognized, 1,541-bed, not-for-profit hospital serving as the primary teaching hospital for the Yale School of Medicine (YSM). Founded as the fourth voluntary hospital in the U.S. in 1826, today, YNHH has two New Haven-based campuses, and also includes Yale New Haven Children's Hospital, Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and Smilow Cancer Hospital. YNHH has received Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the nation’s highest honor of nursing excellence. YNHH has a combined medical staff of about 4,500 university and community physicians practicing in more than 100 specialties. www.ynhh.org

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