Patrick A. Gerety, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

EH 232
Indianapolis, IN


Dr. Patrick (Pat) Gerety joined the Indiana University School of Medicine in 2017. He is passionate about all areas of plastic surgery but has a strong interest in pediatric, cleft, and craniofacial surgery. In his free time, he spends as much time as he can outdoors with his wife and young daughter. 

Dr. Gerety earned his medical degree (MD) at the University of Texas Southwestern. There he finished first in his class. UT Southwestern is recognized by numerous groups as one of the best medical and research universities in the world and boasts five Nobel prize winners.

Following medical school, Dr. Gerety moved to Philadelphia to complete plastic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Penn is annually ranked as one of the Top 10 hospitals in the country and the plastic surgery residency is considered by many to the best in the country. At Penn Dr. Gerety focused on clinical training and research.

Between his plastic surgery residency and his craniofacial fellowship, Dr. Gerety and his wife moved to a remote area of India (Guwahati, Assam) to performing cleft lip and palate surgery through Operation Smile. This was an incredibly enriching and challenging experience.

Dr. Gerety completed his craniofacial fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. There he focused on pediatric conditions including craniosynostosis, cleft lip and palate, Pierre Robin Sequence, hemifacial microsomia, vascular malformations, congenital nevi, facial lacerations and fractures, and ear deformities (microtia, prominent ears, neonatal ear molding).

In addition to his role as an assistant professor of surgery at IU School of Medicine, Dr. Gerety also practices at IU Health University Hospital.

Titles & Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Research

    Dr. Gerety's main research interest is clinical outcomes in cleft, craniofacial, and pediatric plastic surgery patients. He is also interested in regional healthcare utilization and in implementing technology for medical and surgical training. Dr. Gerety remains committed to global health outreach.

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