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Emily Christison-Lagay, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery (Pediatrics); Director of Pediatric Trauma, Surgery; Surgical Director, Pediatric Thyroid Center, Surgery

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Emily Christison-Lagay, MD

Patient Care Locations

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Surgery

    PO Box 208062

    New Haven, CT 06520-8062

    United States



Emily Christison-Lagay, MD is a pediatric surgeon with broad clinical interests spanning the width pediatric surgery from congenital anomalies in newborns to common childhood surgical conditions (hernias, appendicitis, gallbladder disease) to childhood tumors, trauma, and benign and malignant thyroid disease. She is the surgical director of the Pediatric Thyroid Center at Yale and the Director of Pediatric Trauma. Following completion of her pediatric surgical training, Dr. Christison-Lagay pursued additional training in the medical and surgical management of pediatric solid tumors including thoracic, liver, and renal tumors, as well as neuroblastoma, childhood sarcomas, and pediatric diseases of the thyroid. She is board-certified in surgery and pediatric surgery,

Dr. Christison-Lagay completed her medical degree at Harvard Medical School and her general surgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, with research in tumor angiogenesis at Boston Children's Hospital. From there, she completed a pediatric surgical fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, followed by a "super"-fellowship in pediatric surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is a member of the Children's Oncology Group and the International Society of Paediatric Surgical Oncology as well the American Thyroid Association Taskforce on Pediatric Thyroid Disease and a founding member of the Child and Adolescent Thyroid Consortium.

Education & Training

  • Fellowship
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2012)
  • Fellowship
    Hospital for Sick Children (2011)
  • Residency
    Massachusetts General Hospital (2009)
  • MD
    Harvard Medical School (2002)

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