Catherine Dinauer, MD

Instructor of Clinical Surgery ( Pediatrics)

Departments & Organizations

Surgery: Pediatric Surgery

Yale Medicine


Catherine Dinauer, MD is a Pediatric Endocrinologist and Clinician at the Yale Pediatric Thyroid Center, within the Division of Pediatric Surgery. She earned her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and her medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Dinauer completed Pediatric residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship through the National Capitol Area Pediatric Consortium at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. Following her training, Dr. Dinauer served as an Attending in Pediatric Endocrinology at Walter Reed, worked in research administration as Assistant Chief of the Department of Clinical Investigation, and was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at USUHS. Since 2006, her clinical practice has focused on pediatric thyroid disorders, with particular interest in Graves disease, thyroid nodules and pediatric thyroid cancer. She was a member of the American Thyroid Association committee which created guidelines for the management of thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer in children.

Education & Training

MD University of Vermont, College of Medicine (1991)
BA Dartmouth College (1987)
Fellow Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Resident Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Honors & Recognition

  • General Graves B. Erskine Award for Outstanding FellowU.S. Army, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (1998)

  • Fellow Clinical Research AwardAmerican Pediatric Society/Society for Pediatric Research (1998)

  • Army Commendation MedalU.S. Army (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)

  • Army Achievement MedalU.S. Army (1994, 1998)

Professional Service

  • American Thyroid Association (2017 - Present) Member, ATA Annual Meeting Program Committee

  • American Thyroid Association (2016 - 2017) Chair, Membership Committee

  • Thyroid Harmonization Study Group (2014 - Present) Member, International Committee for Consensus Guidelines for Surveillance for Thyroid Cancer in Childhood Cancer Survivors

  • Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association (2013) Speaker, 16th International Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Conference, “Development of the ATA Guidelines for Children with Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer”

  • American Thyroid Association (2013 - 2017) Member, ATA Membership Committee

  • American Thyroid Association (2013 - Present) Member, Pediatric Task Force

  • The Endocrine Society (2012 - 2013) Faculty Member, The Endocrine Society 2013 Pediatric Endocrine Review Board Course

  • American Thyroid Association (2010 - 2015) Task Force Member, ATA Committee for Guidelines on Management of Pediatric Thyroid Cancer

  • Food & Drug Administration (2001 - 2004) Ad Hoc Reviewer, Office of Orphan Products Development Grant Program

  • Pediatric Endocrine Society (2000 - Present) Elected Member of North American professional organization dedicated to research and treatment of children with endocrine disorders; reproductive, bone, thyroid, diabetes, obesity, growth, pituitary and adrenal. The Society works to promote the continuing education of its membership.

  • American Thyroid Association (1999 - Present) Elected Member of the American Thyroid Association, the leading professional organization devoted to thyroid biology and to the prevention and treatment of thyroid disease through excellence in research, clinical care, education, and public health.

  • The Endocrine Society (1998 - Present) Member of The Endocrine Society, the largest global membership organization representing professionals from the field of endocrinology. Medical doctors, scientists, researchers, and educators comprise the majority of the Society’s membership. The Society promotes continuing education of members through meetings and scientific journals and also provides educational resources for the general public.

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Catherine Dinauer, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital-West Pavilion 2nd FloorYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste WP-2

New Haven, CT 06510
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Yale Surgery- Pediatric Surgery1 Long Wharf Drive, Ste 2nd Floor
New Haven, CT 06511
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Yale Surgery- Pediatric Surgery747 Belden Avenue, Ste 1st Floor
Norwalk, CT 06850
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Trumbull Pediatric Specialty Center
5520 Park Avenue

Trumbull, CT 06611
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Mailing Address
Pediatric Surgery330 Cedar Street
PO Box 208062

New Haven, CT 06520

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