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Catherine J. Hunter, MD

  • Pediatric Surgery

BIOGRAPHY




Dr. Catherine Hunter is a Pediatric Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.  She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery.



Dr. Hunter is engaged in active research in necrotizing enterocolitis.  This disease typically affects premature infants and may be life threatening.  In addition to her research interests, she maintains a busy practice, caring for many pediatric surgical diseases including:  congenital anomalies of the lungs, diaphragm and intestines; pediatric tumors; pectus deformities; and refractory gastroesophageal reflux.  She is skilled in advanced minimally invasive techniques in the thorax and abdomen.  Her bibliography includes over 30 peer reviewed manuscripts.  This work has been presented both nationally and internationally.



She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the Association of Women Surgeons, the American Pediatric Association, the Surgical Infection Society, and the Academic Association of Surgeons.

EDUCATION


  • Medical Education
    Cornell University Medical College - 2003
  • Residency
    Harbor-Ucla Medical Center - 2010
  • Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles - 2012

BOARD CERTIFICATION


  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

PRIMARY LOCATION


Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.

#63

Chicago, IL 60611

312-227-9678

SECONDARY LOCATION


Children's Surgical Foundation

675 W. Central Rd.

#101

Arlington Heights, IL 60005

773-880-3339

CLINICAL INTERESTS


  • Chest Wall Tumors
  • Congenital Anomalies
  • Gastric Surgery
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Hernia
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Pectus Excavatum

ACCEPTED INSURANCE


  • Aetna EPO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS PPO
  • Beech Street
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West
  • HFN-Healthcares Finest Network
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • PHCS POS
  • PHCS PPO
  • PNA (Preferred Network Access)
  • Preferred Plan PPO
  • TriCare(US Military Insurance)