Catherine Jane Hunter

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Research Interests

Dr. Catherine Hunter was delighted to join the faculty at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University in the summer of 2012. Dr. Hunter is originally from Edinburgh, Scotland where she completed her undergraduate degree in Physiology. She received the national physiology prize and first class honors for her work. After a summer research internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital she decided to pursue a medical degree from Cornell University. After medical school she completed her General Surgery training at Harbor-UCLA medical center in Los Angeles, and was awarded board certified in General Surgery in 2010. She completed her Pediatric Surgery Fellowship training at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where she gained expertise with all aspects of neonatal and pediatric surgery. She received advanced training in minimally invasive surgical techniques with particular expertise in both chest and abdominal disorders. She is board certified in both general surgery and pediatric surgery. Dr. Hunter continued to dedicate time to basic science research during her clinical training. Her area of research interest is necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a highly morbid intestinal disorder that typically afflicts premature infants. The role of bacteria and Cronobacter sakazakii in the pathogenesis of NEC is a particular area of interest. She is a primary investigator of basic science research at Northwestern University.

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatric Surgery
General Surgery

Training Experience

2004Internship, New York Presbyterian Hospital
2010Residency, Harbor General Hospital
2012Fellowship, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Cornell University

… → 2003

Research interests

  • Bacterial Pathogenesis
  • Biologic Therapies
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Surgery

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Necrotizing Enterocolitis Medicine & Life Sciences
Pediatrics Medicine & Life Sciences
Cronobacter sakazakii Medicine & Life Sciences
Premature Infants Medicine & Life Sciences
Wounds and Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences
Cronobacter Medicine & Life Sciences
Newborn Infant Medicine & Life Sciences
Funnel Chest Medicine & Life Sciences

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Grants 2014 2020

Research Output 2006 2019

Alvarado Scores Predict Additive Value of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Workup of Suspected Appendicitis in Children

Sincavage, J., Buonpane, C., Benyamen, B., Benya, E., Lautz, T., Helenowski, I. & Hunter, C. J., Dec 2019, In : Journal of Surgical Research. 244, p. 42-49 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Electronic Health Records
2 Citations (Scopus)

A novel human epithelial enteroid model of necrotizing enterocolitis

Ares, G. J., Buonpane, C., Yuan, C., Wood, D. & Hunter, C. J., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2019, 146, e59194.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Necrotizing Enterocolitis
Growth Differentiation Factors
Cell signaling
4 Citations (Scopus)

A novel technique to measure severity of pediatric pectus excavatum using white light scanning.

Hebal, F., Port, E., Hunter, C. J., Malas, B., Green, J. & Reynolds, M., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of pediatric surgery. 54, 4, p. 656-662 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Funnel Chest
Feasibility Studies
2 Citations (Scopus)

Caveolin 1 is Associated with Upregulated Claudin 2 in Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Ares, G., Buonpane, C., Sincavage, J., Yuan, C., Wood, D. R. & Hunter, C. J., Dec 1 2019, In : Scientific reports. 9, 1, 4982.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Caveolin 1
Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Identification of suitable reference microRNA for QPCR analysis in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease

Buonpane, C., Ares, G., Benyamen, B., Yuan, C. & Hunter, C. J., May 1 2019, In : Physiological genomics. 51, 5, p. 169-175 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Crohn Disease