About Christy Cauley, MD, MPH

Christy Cauley, MD, MPH, is a board-certified general and colorectal surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. She received her Medical Degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and her Master’s in Public Health degree from Harvard University. She completed residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a colorectal surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic before joining the faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is an Associate Faculty member at Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as part of the Safe Surgery / Safe Systems team.

Dr. Cauley clinical expertise is in treating patients with colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and diverticulitis. She provides treatment options through minimally invasive techniques with advanced training in robotic and laparoscopic colorectal resections, transanal minimally invasive surgery, and endoscopic procedures.

Dr. Cauley is dedicated to improving the surgical care of older adults. Her research focuses on understanding recovery outcomes of older adults and improving the identification and management of unmet needs of older adults and their caregivers. Her work in patient centered outcomes and surgical quality improvement has led to several original publications and invited national talks. She serves as a reviewer for the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum and Annals of Surgery and is an active member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons, and the Surgical Society of the Alimentary Tract. 

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Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-643-5166

Medical Education

  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

American Board Certifications

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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Dr. Cauley’s research is focused on improving the quality and safety of surgical care and health systems with a focus on patient-centered outcomes. Her publications aim to improve our current understanding of patient outcomes after surgery to improve shared decision-making between surgeons, patients, and their families. She is a researcher in the Safe Surgery Safe Systems group at Ariadne Labs.


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