Chelsea Paterson, MD, a General Surgeon with Saint Mary’s Hospital

Get to know General Surgeon Dr. Chelsea Paterson, who serves patients in Waterbury, Connecticut.

A knowledgeable general surgeon, Dr. Paterson is a staff physician and resident in Preliminary Surgery at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. 

“I matched into a 1-year PGY-1 Preliminary General Surgery residency position. I was able to participate in a sub-internship elective rotation at Saint Mary’s last fall where I really fell in love with their program. As a preliminary resident, my main responsibilities are managing patient care on our surgical service. However, my program is also very supportive in allowing entry-level residents to participate in OR cases” expressed the doctor.

A native of Canada, she took an exercise science course while attending high school and discovered she liked anatomy and physiology. She studied kinesiology as an undergraduate at the University of Windsor, hoping to become a physiotherapist. Work at a rural hospital ignited a passion for medicine and she decided to attend medical school. After graduating with her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts, she matched in Preliminary Surgery at Saint Mary’s Hospital.

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including the esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland. A general surgeon performs a wide range of abdominal surgeries for many forms of intestinal and abdominal wall neoplasms, gallbladder disease, gastric and pancreatic disease. They follow the patient through critical care and surgical recovery all the way to outpatient care.

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