Micheal Goretsky, MD

"As the only free-standing children's hospital in the commonwealth of Virginia, CHKD and everyone who works there are fully and totally dedicated to the health and well-being of every child that walks through our doors."

Dr. Michael Goretsky

(757) 668-7703
Practice
Board Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Pediatric Surgery

Education

Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Michigan

Bio

Dr. Goretsky specializes in pediatric general and thoracic surgery. He received his medical degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed a surgical residency at University of Cincinnati. He has completed multiple fellowship training programs including surgical research at Shriner's Burn Institute, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at Children’s Hospital of Cincinnati, and pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital of Michigan. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. 

Dr Goretsky spent 15 years at Children’s Hospital of The King's Daughters – home of the Nuss procedure, where he gained extensive experience in the  repair of complex pectus excavatum and was active in clinical and research endeavors with a special interest in metal allergies of the Nuss bar. He has also been involved in resident and medical student education at EVMS and served as an admissions interviewer for the medical school.

After a brief period at Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina, Dr. Goretsky returned to CHKD at the end of 2017. His major clinical interests are chest wall disease, minimally invasive surgery and surgical quality. He has been published in many peer-reviewed journals on the Nuss procedure as well as a variety of pediatric surgery textbooks. He lectures extensively in the U.S. and internationally on chest wall disease. 

Dr. Goretsky has served in a variety of leadership roles including pediatric surgery representative on the board of the American College of Surgeons - NC Chapter and chair of the general surgery advisory committee for the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). He is a professor of surgery and pediatrics at EVMS and was named the surgeon champion for NSQIP at CHKD.

Dr. Goretsky and his wife Sharon, a nurse practitioner, have two daughters.

Clinical Interests
  • Pectus excavatum and carinatum
  • Surgical quality
  • Minimally invasive pediatric surgery
  • Neonatal and pediatric thoracic surgery 
Research Areas
  • Pectus excavatum and carinatum
  • Metal allergy in pectus patients
  • Surgical quality
Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Eagle Scout
  • Consumers Research Council of America: America's Top Surgeons
Memberships
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association
  • American College of Surgeons (fellow)
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics - Surgical Section (fellow)
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group
  • Children’s Oncology Group, Associate Member
  • SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons)
  • Chest Wall Interest Group
  • Virginia Surgical Society
  • Tidewater Pediatric Society
  • Norfolk Academy of Medicine
  • Alumni Interviewer: Haverford College 
Publications
  • Dr. Goretsky's published research can be viewed at PubMed
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