About Christy Cauley, MD, MPH

Christy Cauley, MD, MPH, is a board-certified 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 trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and Cleveland Clinic before joining the faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital.  She is also an Associate Faculty member at Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Cauley specializes in treating patients with colorectal cancer, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and diverticulitis. She provides treatment options through minimally invasive techniques, including robotic and laparoscopic colorectal resections, transanal minimally invasive surgery, and endoscopic procedures.

Dr. Cauley is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons. She has an interest in surgical safety and quality with a focus on patient-centered outcomes. Dr. Cauley is the author of several original publications and book chapters and continues to serve as a reviewer for the Diseases of the Colon & Rectum and Annals of Surgery.  Her clinical interests include surgical treatment of colorectal cancer, minimally invasive techniques, inflammatory bowel diseases, and diverticulitis.

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Surgery Department
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA 02114-3117
Phone: 617-643-5166
Fax: 617-643-0508

Medical Education

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

American Board Certifications

  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery

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View my most recent research

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.