William Caton, M.D.

Dr. William Caton is the Chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Pasadena, California. He is actively engaged in the practice of neurological surgery including surgery of the brain, spinal cord and spine. He continues to maintain a vigorous practice including micro neurosurgery of the brain and spinal cord. He also regularly deals with complex spinal problems. Dr. Caton has performed over 10,000 surgical procedures in his career.

Dr. Caton practices neurological surgery in Pasadena, California. He is currently the president of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons, the group representing the neurosurgeons in California. He has been in the practice of Neurological Surgery for 31 years at Huntington Memorial Hospital and Chairman of Neurological Surgery there for over 20 years. He continues to formulate the neuroscience program at Huntington Hospital. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and a consulting physician to the City of Hope National Medical Center. He is director of Neuroscience and Neurological Surgery at the Naryanna Cancer Hospital, a thousand bed facilities, in Bangalore, India. He serves as a visiting professor at the health center.

Dr. Caton is a visiting Associate in the Dept. of Biology, California Institute of Technology. He directs a preceptorship program for Cal Tech students wishing to attend medical school and is engaged in basic science research at Cal Tech. He serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Committee for the Department of Biology at Cal Tech and is also a member of the MD/PHD advisory committee. He was inducted as an honorary alumnus at Cal Tech in 2006.

He attended college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts and received his MD degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurological surgery at the LACUSC Medical Center under the auspices of Dr. Theodore Kurze in 1977. He opened his practice in neurological surgery in Pasadena area.

He represents CANS with the L A County Trauma system and is a CANS representative at the Joint Council of State Neurosurgical Societies.

His clinical research interest began with the Glascow International Coma Study in the 1970s. He is a co-author of the publications of the study. Currently he is developing a neurosurgical program and a clinical-basic neuroscience institute in Bangalore, India in conjunction with the Naryana Health Care Center. The clinical program will house a 100-bed brain tumor program at the Naryana Cancer Hospital, a 1,000-bed facility opened in February 2009. The Cancer hospital is part of the Naryana Health center under the auspices of Dr. Devi Shetti. It has the busiest open heart surgical center in the world.

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