Pediatric surgeon Michael G. Caty, M.D., M.M.M., has been named the Robert Pritzker Professor of Pediatric Surgery. Also professor of pediatrics and chief of pediatric surgery at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, Caty’s clinical interests include neonatal surgery, thoracic surgery, intestinal motility disorders, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric laparoscopy, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery.
Prior to his arrival at Yale in 2012 Caty was professor of surgery and pediatrics at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, and surgeon-in-chief, division director of pediatric surgery, and program director in pediatric surgery at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
Caty is an expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as the development of an imaging technique called “augmented reality,” three-dimensional models that surgeons use to see the insides of organs. He is also working to develop prototypes that will make it possible to repair esophageal atresia with an endoscopic approach.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at Boston College and his M.D. at the University of Massachusetts, then completed general surgery training at the University of Michigan and finished his residency in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital of Boston and Harvard Medical School. Additionally, he holds a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School of Public Policy, and is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Society of University Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Surgical Association.