Ciara R. Huntington M.D.

Surgeon | Author | Explorer

Idaho Native
Graduate | University of Washington School of Medicine
Alumnus | Carolinas Medical Center General Surgery Residency

Coming home to Idaho in August 2018

We are excited to announce that Ciara R. Huntington MD will be returning home to Idaho in Autumn 2018 after completion of her General Surgical training and research fellowship with the Center for Laparoscopy and Advanced Surgical Practice at Carolinas Medical Center.

Ciara will join her father, General Surgeon Thomas R. Huntington MD, FACS, a leader in his field with over four decades of experience, in bringing Southern Idaho compassionate and competent surgical care.

Get Better Faster

Surgery is a necessarily part of modern medicine, but new advances have made patients' recovery safer and easier.

Many common and complex operations can be done via a Minimally Invasive or Laparoscopic approach.  Compared to a traditional open approach, many patients who have a laparoscopic surgery often have smaller scars, less chance of wound infections,  less pain, and get back sooner to normal life.

In addition, surgeons have adopted new practices that have helped patients get back on their feet faster.   Enhanced Recovery After Surgery ("ERAS") focuses on recovering quickly after an operation -- and the process starts even before a patient sets foot in the operating room

Let more about the world of Minimally Invasive Surgery
from the Society of Advanced Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

And check out  the ERAS is Awesome video below, courtesy of Surgery 101:

Honors & Awards

Grateful to my wonderful mentors, colleagues, and fellow residents -- we have worked together to pursue patient-centered and outcomes based research that matters.

Research & Scientific Awards

Best Overall Manuscript: Association of Academic Surgeons / Journal of Surgical Research Award 2016
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Academic Surgical Congress 2016

 1st Place Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons Annual Resident / Fellow Science Award  
Nashville, Tennessee, Annual SAGES Conference 2015

Americas Hernia Society: Surgery Resident Travel Scholarship Award
Americas Hernia Society Annual Meeting, Mexico, 2017
1st Place North Carolina American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident/Fellow Paper Competition 2015

1st Place Carolinas Surgical Society - Resident/Fellow Research Competition 2016

Invited Presentation: 30th Annual Resident/Fellow Conference; SSAT Annual Meeting 2015
Digestive Disease Week, Washington DC 2015

Carolinas HealthCare System Resident Scholarship Award 2014: Most Interdisciplinary Quality Improvement Project

2nd Place North Carolina American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Resident/Fellow Competition 2013

Advocacy & Writing

American College of Surgeons Leadership & Advocacy Summit 2017, Resident Scholarship Recipient 
Washington D.C., May 7-9 2017 . Also attended 2018 conference as NC-RAS CMC residency representative.

 2015-2016 University of North Carolina School of Medicine Charlotte Campus Medical Student Teaching Award  

Essay: “Why we stay: For the patients yet to come”. The Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. January 2015. Second place in the Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeon’s 2014 Essay Contest. 

 Essay: “Opening the Doors to the Ivory Tower.” General Surgery News. Sept 2014. Vol 42:10.  


Thomas R. Huntington MD, FACS
Ciara R. Huntington MD
Laparoscopic and General Surgery
222 North 2nd Street, Suite 107
Boise, Idaho
Office phone: (208) 344-4999

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Proud Resident and Associate Society (RAS) Member of the American College of Surgeons
Previous Resident Representative for Carolinas Medical Center General Surgery Residency