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Catherine Hunter, MD

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About Catherine Hunter

Catherine J. Hunter, M.D., is the Vice Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery and Associate Program Director. Dr. Hunter also holds the Children’s Hospital Foundation Paula Milburn Miller Chair in Pediatric Surgery.

She graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York and completed her General Surgery Residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California; followed by a Pediatric Surgery Fellowship and Research Fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, California.

Dr. Hunter is nationally recognized as an authority on the care of necrotizing entercolitis, has more than 60 publications, and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. She is board certified in both general surgery and pediatric surgery, specializing in chest wall deformities in children. Additional specialties include Surgical Oncology and Pediatric Trauma Surgery.

Prior to coming to Oklahoma, Dr. Hunter served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, IL.

Affiliations Oklahoma Children's Hospital – General & Plastic Surgery, Oklahoma Children's Hospital
  • American College of Surgeons- MacLean Center Surgical Ethics Fellowship Award University of Chicago/ ACS, July 2017- June 2018
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, 2017-2018
  • FAME Excellence in Teaching and Mentorship Award, Northwestern University, 2019
  • FAME (Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators) award and membership, Northwestern University, 2018
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association, Jay Grosfeld, MD Research Scholar Award, 2018-2019
  • Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Research Scholar Award Recipient, 2014 American Gastroenterological Association
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, 2015, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Claude H. Organ, Jr., MD, FACS, Traveling Fellowship Award, 2014-2015 American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Surgery, 2016, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation Paula Milburn Miller Chair in Pediatric Surgery, The University of Oklahoma, April 2020 - Current
Health Education
  • College
  • Edinburgh University 1999
  • Medical School
  • Cornell University 2003
  • Internship
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital 2004
  • Residency
  • Harbor – UCLA Medical Center 2010
  • Fellowship
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 2008
  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 2012
  • MacLean Center 2018
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Surgery – General Surgery 2010
  • American Board of Surgery – Pediatric Surgery 2013
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • General Pediatric Surgery of Infants, Children and Teenagers
  • Chest Wall Deformity Repair
  • Correction of Congenital Anomalies (Gastroschisis, Esophageal Atersia, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Anorectal Malformations, etc.)
  • Pediatric Hernia Repair
  • Advanced Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Double Board-Certified Pediatric Surgeon with Expertise in the Management and Correction of Chest Wall Deformities
  • Surgeon Scientist
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