Dr. Chethan Sathya is a pediatric trauma surgeon and journalist with works at CNN, Scientific American, CBC and Huffington Post among others. While training in Chicago he treated numerous children and babies with firearm injuries and now continues to do so here in New York. As a surgeon-journalist with firsthand experience pulling bullets out of children – many of who die – Dr. Sathya has a unique perspective and deep routed passion in telling the stories of children affected by gun violence.
Dr. Sathya is currently Associate Trauma Director at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York and an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Zucker School of Medicine. He completed medical school and general surgery training at the University of Toronto, followed by Pediatric Surgery Fellowship at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago. He also holds a Master’s in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto, in addition to completing a fellowship in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs in Toronto. He is active in trauma research and works closely with the American College of Surgeons on trauma quality improvement initiatives.