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Michael H. Livingston, M.D., M.Sc.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-4435

Fax: (585) 276-2370

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Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Surgery

Biography

“My approach to clinical care is based on openness, honesty and mutual respect. I have four children of my own and know how hard it can be for parents who are trying to look after a sick child. I make every effort to be down-to-earth with patients and their families, and always do my best to treat them with care and compassion.”

Areas of Expertise

• Pediatric general and thoracic surgery

• Pediatric minimally invasive surgery

• J-pouch creation for ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis

• Minimally invasive management of pectus carinatum and excavatum

• Thoracoscopic sympathectomy for palmar hyperhidrosis


As a pediatric surgeon at Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center, I treat infants, children and adolescents with general and thoracic surgical conditions.

Having a child treated at Golisano Children’s Hospital allows our team to partner with adult subspecialists for patients with unique or unusual conditions. This not only ensures the best possible outcomes but also facilitates transitional care as a child becomes a young adult.

Outside of clinical work, my main academic interest is clinical research. I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology, plus additional training from the Clinician Investigator Program with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. I also have a passion for teaching medical students and residents.

Credentials

Education

2011
MD | Western University

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2017 - 6/30/2019
Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at McMaster University

07/01/2015 - 06/30/2017
Residency in General Surgery at McMaster University

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2015
Residency in Clinician Investigator Program at McMaster University

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2014
Residency in General Surgery at Western University

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
Internship in General Surgery at Western University

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Awards

2019
Postgraduate Medical Education Resident Mentor Award
Sponsor: McMaster University
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2016
Award for Teaching Excellence
Sponsor: Canadian Association of General Surgeons
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2016
Best Research Presentation
Sponsor: Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2015
Best Research Presentation
Sponsor: Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Location: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

2015
Outstanding Achievement Award
Sponsor: Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2015
Top Oral Presentation
Sponsor: Facaulty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

2014
Best Research Presentation
Sponsor: Canadian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Publications

Journal Articles

2/21/2020
Livingston MH, Elliott T, Williams C, Jones SA, Rosenbaum PL, Walton JM. "Glycerin suppositories used prophylactically in premature infants (supp): A pilot randomized controlled trial." . 2020 Feb 21; Epub 2020 Feb 21.

2/3/2020
Livingston MH, Mahant S, Connolly B, MacLusky I, Laberge S, Giglia L, Yang C, Roberts A, Shawyer A, Brindle M, Parsons S, Stoian C, Walton JM, Thorpe KE, Chen Y, Zuo F, Mamdani M, Chan C, Loong D, Isaranuwatchai W, Ratjen F, Cohen E. "Effectiveness of Intrapleural Tissue Plasminogen Activator and Dornase Alfa vs Tissue Plasminogen Activator Alone in Children with Pleural Empyema: A Randomized Clinical Trial." JAMA pediatrics.. 2020 Feb 3; Epub 2020 Feb 03.

1/2019
. "Pooled analysis of WHO Surgical Safety Checklist use and mortality after emergency laparotomy." The British journal of surgery.. 2019 Jan 0; 106(2):e103-e112.

Books & Chapters

2017
Chapter Title: Perianal Abscess and Fistula-in-ano
Book Title: Pediatric Surgery Not a Textbook (NaT)
Author List: Flageole H, Livingston MH, Hong A
Published By: American Pediatric Surgery Association 2017

2017
Chapter Title: Hemorrhoids
Book Title: Pediatric Surgery Not a Textbook (NaT)
Author List: Flageole H, Livingston MH, Hong A.
Published By: American Pediatric Surgery Association 2017

2017
Chapter Title: Pilonidal Disease
Book Title: Pediatric Surgery Not a Textbook (NaT)
Author List: Hong A, Livingston MH, Flageole H
Published By: American Pediatric Surgery Association 2017

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