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 - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Chicago

Catherine J. Hunter, MD

Pediatric Surgery

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You may also call Northwestern Memorial's Physician Referral Department at 1.877.926.4NMH(4664) to arrange a new patient appointment.
Office Phone: 312-227-4210

Clinical Interests

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

Education and Training

Medical Education:

Cornell University Medical College 2003


Harbor-Ucla Medical Center 2010


Children's Hospital of Los Angeles 2012

Board Certification

Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery

Locations and Directions

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611 312-227-4210
675 W. Central Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60005 224-625-2180


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.


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