Dr. Patrick (“Pat”) Gerety joined the Indiana University School of Medicine in September 2016. He is passionate about all areas of plastic surgery and has a strong interest in pediatric, cleft, and craniofacial surgery. Dr. Gerety is from a large family and grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his free time, Dr. Gerety enjoys being outdoors with his wife and young daughters.
Dr. Gerety earned a degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University. From there, he went on to pursue his medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. 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 5 Nobel Prize winners.
Following medical school, Dr. Gerety moved to Philadelphia to complete Plastic Surgery residency 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 be the best in the country. At Penn, Dr. Gerety was mentored by international experts in the field of plastic surgery, including Dr. Joseph Serletti and Dr. Scott Bartlett.
After his residency at Penn, Dr. Gerety and his wife moved to Guwahati, India so he could perform cleft lip and palate surgeries through Operation Smile. This was an incredibly enriching and challenging experience for him and his wife. Dr. Gerety’s work in India helped shape the way he practices plastics today.
Dr. Gerety completed his craniofacial fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. There he focused on many 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).
Dr. Gerety sees both pediatric and adult patients. He practices at Riley Hospital for Children, IU North (Carmel) and at IU Methodist Hospital. Dr. Gerety cares deeply about every one of his patients. He is dedicated to achieving his patient’s goals and the best results possible. His philosophy is to collaborate with his patients and their parents to address any challenges at the right time and in the right way.