Patrick A. Gerety, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Specialty: Craniofacial Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

Medical School: UT Southwestern Medical School (UTSW), Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)

Residency: University of Pennsylvania, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania, Craniofacial Surgery


Dr. Patrick (“Pat”) Gerety joined the Indiana University School of Medicine this year. 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 #1 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 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).

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.


IU Health Physicians


IU Health Methodist/IU Health University
IU Health North

Location Information

Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

705 Riley Hospital Dr.

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Clinical Interests


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Clinical Research Interests

  1. Gerety PA, Pannucci CJ, Basta MN, Wang AR, Zhang P, Mies C, Kanchwala SK. Lymph Node Content of Supraclavicular and Thoracodorsal-Based Axillary Flaps for Vascularized Lymph Node Transfer. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 2016 Jan 4(1): 80-87.
  2. Fischer JP, Basta MN, Gerety PA, Serletti JM. A Systematic Review and Head-to-Head Meta-Analysis of Outcomes following Direct-to-Implant Versus Conventional Two-Stage Implant Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Dec;136(6):1135-44.
  3. Ligh CA, Nelson JA, Wink JD, Gerety PA, Fischer JP, Wu LC, Kanchwala SK. An analysis of early oncologic head and neck free flap reoperations from the 2005-2012 ACS-NSQIP dataset. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2015 Nov 16:1-8.
  4. Gerety PA, Basta MN, Fischer JP, Taylor JA. Operative Management of Nonsyndromic Sagittal Synostosis: A Head-to-Head Meta-analysis of Outcomes Comparing 3 Techniques. J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Jun;26(4):1251-7.
  5. Pannucci CJ, Gerety PA, Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Kovach SJ. Use of intercostal perforating veins and long arterial grafts for latissimus myocutaneous free flap reconstruction of radiated low back wounds. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2015 Jun;31(5):396-400.
  6. Bauder A, Gerety P, Epps G, Pannucci C, Fischer J, Kovach S. Incisional Hernia: Difficult Cases 2. Hernia. 2015 Apr;19 Suppl 1:S105-11.
  7. Pannucci CJ, Gerety PA, Wang AR, Zhang P, Mies C, Kanchwala SK. Feasibility of the internal mammary lymph node flap as a vascularized lymph node transfer: A cadaveric dissection study. Microsurgery. 2015 Mar 6.
  8. Gerety PA, Wink JD, Clarke N, Sherif R, Nah HD, Taylor JA. Treatment of Large Calvarial Defects with Bone Transport Osteogenesis: a Pre-clinical Sheep Model. J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Sep;25(5):1917-22.
  9. Wink JD, Gerety PA, Sherif RD, Lim Y, Clarke NA, Rajapakse CS, Nah HD, Taylor JA. Sustained Delivery of rhBMP-2 by Means of Poly(Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid) Microspheres: Cranial Bone Regeneration without Heterotopic Ossification or Craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul;134(1):51-9.
  10. Smartt JM Jr, Gerety P, Taylor JA. Robotic Approaches to Palatoplasty and the Treatment of Velopharyngeal Dysfunction. Semin Plast Surg. 2014 Feb;28(1):32-4.
  11. Smartt JM Jr, Gerety PA, Serletti JM, Taylor JA. Application of a Robotic Telemanipulator to Perform Posterior Pharyngeal Flap Surgery: A Feasibility Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr;131(4):841-5.
  12. Bastidas N, Gerety PA, Taylor JA. Design of a Modified Monobloc Composite Facial Allograft Technique in Facial Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Mar;131(3):537-43.
  13. Gerety PA, Serletti JM, Taylor JA. An International Survey of Craniofacial Surgeons: Current Trends in Practice. J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Jan;24(1):136-40.
  14. McGrath J, Gerety PA, Derderian CA, Steinbacher DM, Vossough A, Bartlett SP, Nah HD, Taylor JA. Differential Closure of the Spheno-occipital Synchondrosis in Syndromic Craniosynostosis. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Nov;130(5):681e-689e.
  15. Rapp SJ, Jones DC, Gerety P, Taylor JA. Repairing critical-sized rat calvarial defects with progenitor cell-seeded acellular periosteum: A novel biomimetic scaffold. Surgery. 2012 Oct;152(4):595-605.

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