Mary Christina Whyte, MD

Department of Surgery
Member of AMC Faculty

Dr. Christine Whyte is chief of the division of pediatric surgery and one of only a handful of women pediatric surgeons in the country serving in the capacity of division chief. She specializes in trauma and oncology surgery, appendectomies and hernia repairs.She has a special interest in advanced newborn surgical procedures including treatments for congenital diaphragmatic hernia, and bowel atresia. She also has expertise in performing the highly specialized surgical procedure, the Nuss procedure, for pectus excavatum, and in treating Hirschsprung’s disease—a disease of the large intestine.

PUBLICATIONS

2015

Robotic Single- and Multi-port Cholecystectomy in Children. Ahn N, Signore G, Stain S, Singh TP, Whyte C. Accepted for publication in J Laparoendosc Surg Adv Tech A July 2015

2014

DeFreest L, Smith J, Whyte C. Laparoscopic-Assisted percutaneous Cecostomy for Antegrade Continence Enema. J Laparooendosc Surg Adv Tech A 2014 Apr;24(4):261-4

2008

Whyte C, Levine T, Harris BH. Early decisions in perforated appendicitis in children: lessons from a study of non-operative management. J Pediatr Surg 2008 Aug; 43(1459-1463).

Whyte C, Tran E, Lopez M, Harris BH. Outpatient Interval Appendectomy for Perforated Appendicitis. Pediatr Surg. 2008 Nov;43(11):1970-2.

2007

Lopez M, Whyte C, Kleinhaus S, Rivas Y, Harris BH. Laparoscopic excision of a gastric diverticulum in a child. J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A. 2007 Apr; 17(2): 246-8.

Levin T, Whyte C, Han B, Blitman N, Harris BH. Non-operative management of ruptured appendicitis in children: Can CT predict outcome? Pediatr Radiol. 2007 Mar; 37(3):251-255.

2006

Ramos CT, Whyte C, Harris BH. Non-traumatic compartment syndrome of the extremities in children. Pediatr Surg 2006 Dec;41(12)

1999

Merry C, Bufo AJ, Shah RS, Schropp KP, Lobe TE: Early Definitive Intervention by Thoracoscopy in Pediatric Empyema. J Pediatr Surg 34(1):178-81, 1999.

Merry C, Spurbeck W, Lobe TE. Resection of Bronchopulmonary Foregut Malformations in Children by Minimal Access Surgery. Pediatr Surg Int 15(3-4):224-6, 1999.

1998

Bufo AJ, Merry C, Shah RS, Schropp K, Lobe TE: Laparoscopic Pyloromyotomy: A Safer Technique. Pediatric Surgery International 13: 240 – 242, 1998.

Merry C, Puri P, Reen DJ: Regulation of Chemotaxis by Phosphorylation in Adult and Newborn Neutrophils. Pediatric Res 44(2):259-264, 1998.

Mahomed A, Merry C, Guiney EJ: Splenic Cysts: Aspiration or Partial Splenic Decapsulation? S Afr J Surg 36(3):84-6, 1998.

1997

Merry C, Sweeney B, Puri P: The Vanishing Testis: Anatomical and Histological Findings. European Urology 31: 65 – 67, 1997.

Merry C, Puri P, Reen DJ: Effects of Major Surgery on Neutrophil Chemotaxis and Actin Polymerization in Neonates and Children. J Pediatr Surg 32: 813 – 817, 1997.

Shah RS, Varela PJ, Merry CM: Selective Ventilation Using a Fogarty Balloon Catheter as a Bronchial Blocker: An Essential Technique for Pediatric Thoracoscopic Surgery. Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques 1:147 – 150, 1997.

Merry C, Varela P, Shah R, Blakely M: How I Do It: Gasless Laparoscopy with Standard Instrumentation: Initial Experience with Tenckhoff Catheter Placement. Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques 1: 197 – 201, 1997.

1996

Merry C, Fitzgerald, RJ: Regional Lymphadenitis following BCG Vaccination. Pediatr Surg Int. 11: 269 – 271, 1996.

Merry C, Reen DJ, Puri P: Defective Neutrophil Actin Polymerization and Chemotaxis in Stressed Newborns. J Pediatr Surg 31: 481 – 486, 1996.

1995

Merry C, Puri P, Reen DJ: Lack of Association Between Impaired Newborn Neutrophil Migration And Actin Polymerisation And Redistribution. Pediatr Res 37 (4 Pt 2): 283A, 1995.

1993

Merry C: Clinical Sign : Palpation of a Pyloric Tumour. Irish Medical Journal 86:26, 1993.

PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

2013

DeFreest L, Smith J, Whyte C. Laparoscopic Assisted Percutaneous Cecostomyfor Antegrade Colonic Enema. Poster presentation at International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) Congress, Beijing, June 2013.

2011

C. R. Abraham, R. V. Petrov, J. Rissacher, B. C. Dangman, M. E. Schuster, A. J. Georges, B. H. Harris, C. Whyte. New Observations On Sonographic Free Fluid In Pediatric Intussusception. 6th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Feb 1, 2011, Huntington Beach, CA

Whyte, C. Perforated appendicitis in Children: Surgery Grand Rounds, Berkshire medical Center, Pittsfield MA, 2010.

Whyte, C. Perineal and Perianal Disease in Children: Surgery Grand Rounds, Albany Medical College, 2010.

2009

Whyte, C. Perforated appendicitis in Children: Surgery Grand Rounds, Albany Medical College, 2009.

2008

Whyte C, Gao W, Groh K, Lee B, Weinberg G. Contemporary Outcomes of Pediatric Laparoscopic
Cholecystectomy. Presentation at the Annual Congress of the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons (PAPS), Jackson, Wyoming, July 2, 2008.

2007

Whyte C, Tran E, Lopez ME, Harris BH. Outpatient interval laparoscopic appendectomy for perforated appendicitis (poster). International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG), Buenos Aires, September 6 – 9, 2007.

Whyte C. Perforated appendicitis: are we there yet? Pediatric Grand Rounds, Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, NY. May 2007.

Whyte C. Intussusception. Pediatric Grand Rounds, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx NY. October 2007.

Whyte C. Non-operative management of perforated appendicitis. Pediatric Research Symposium, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, September 2007.

Whyte, C. Surgery for GERD. Pediatric GI Conference, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, November 2007.

2006

Lopez M, Whyte C, Rivas Y, Kleinhaus S. Laparoscopic excision of a gastric diverticulum (poster). International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG), Dallas, May 2006.

Whyte C. The Power of the CAPSNet Database – Research Directions. UBC Office of Pediatric Surgical Evaluation and Innovation Grand Rounds. B.C. Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC, September 2006

2003

Whyte, C. Perforated appendicitis. Pediatric Grand Rounds, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, 2003.

2002

Whyte, C. Recent developments in pediatric endosurgery. Pediatric Alumni Day, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY, September 2002.

1998

Merry C, Bufo AJ, Shah RS, Schropp KP, Lobe TE. Early Definitive Intervention by Thoracoscopy in Pediatric Empyema. Presented to American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) annual meeting, Hilton Heads, South Carolina, USA, 13th May 1998.

Merry C, Spurbeck W, Lobe TE. Resection of Bronchopulmonary Foregut Malformations in Children by Minimal Access Surgery. Presentation at British Association of Paediatric surgeons (BAPS) Congress, Bristol, England, July 24 1998.

1996

Merry C, Reen DJ. Phosphatase Inhibitors Suppress Neutrophil Chemotaxis but not Actin Polymerisation. British Society for Immunology, Bristol, UK, April 1996.

Merry C, Puri P, Reen DJ. Effect of Major Surgery on Neutrophil Chemotaxis and Actin Polymerisation in Newborns and Children. Annual Congress of the Canadian Association of Paediatric Surgery (CAPS), Halifax, August 1996.

Merry C, Puri P, Reen DJ. Role of Intracellular Phosphatases in Defective Newborn Neutrophil Actin Polymerisation and Chemotaxis. International Symposium of Pediatric Surgical Research, Rome, Italy, October 1996.

1995

Merry C, Puri P, Reen DJ. Lack of Association between Impaired Newborn Neutrophil Migration and Actin Polymerisation and Redistribution. Annual Meeting of the American Paediatric Society / Society for Paediatric Research (SPR). San Diego, California, USA. May 1995.

Merry C, Teo NC, Reen DJ, Puri P. Regulation by Phosphatase Inhibitors of Defective Chemotaxis in Sick Newborns. 8th International Symposium of Paediatric Surgical Research, Dublin. July 1995.

Merry C, Reen DJ, Puri P. Defective Neutrophil Actin Polymerisation and Chemotaxis in Stressed Newborns. XXXXII Annual International Congress of British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS), Sheffield. July 1995.

Merry C, Sweeney B, Puri P. The Vanishing Testis : Anatomical and Histological Findings. XXXXII
Annual International Congress of British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS), Sheffield. July 1995.

Merry C, O’ Donnell B. Long Term Prognosis in Surgical Necrotising Enterocolitis ( NEC ). Annual Meeting of the Surgical Section of the American Academy of Paediatrics (AAP), San Francisco, California, USA. October 1995.

ABSTRACTS

2015

Raible W, Renaud E, Whyte MC. Delayed Nuss bar infection: an unusual postoperative occurrence. Accepted for Poster Presentation, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group’s 24th Annual Congress for Endosurgery in Children, April 2015.

EDITORIAL CONSULTING

Reviewer for “The Surgeon” Journal of the Royal Colleges of Edinburgh and Ireland. (Whyte, C.)

Reviewer for Journal of Pediatric Surgery. (Whyte, C.)

MEDIA WORK

2004

Media training for TV interviews, Ketchum Associates, New York City, 2004 (Whyte, C.)

“NBC Dateline”: interviewed by Al Roker for 2 special features on adolescent bariatric surgery at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore; broadcast 2004, 2005. (Whyte, C.)

New York Times: quoted in article on teenage obesity; 2004. (Whyte, C.)

Pediatric Surgery

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
1998

Medical/Professional Education

MBChB
1985
University College of Dublin School of Medicine & Medical Sciences
Belfield, Dublin 4

Residency

Pediatric Surgery
Royal College Of Surgeons in Ireland - Dublin
Dublin 2

Fellowship

Pediatric Surgery
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN

Residency

General Surgery
Royal College Of Surgeons in Ireland - Dublin
Dublin 2

Internship

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Dublin 7
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