Dr. William Caton is a renowned neurological surgeon practicing in Pasadena, California. He is the past president of the California Association of Neurological Surgeons, the group representing the neurosurgeons of California. He has been in the practice of Neurological Surgery for 33 years at Huntington Memorial Hospital, where he has served as the Chairman of Neurological Surgery for over 20 years. He continues to aid in the development of the neuroscience programs at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He represents the California Association of Neurological Surgeons with the L.A. County Trauma system. As a state representative for the California Association of Neurological Surgeons he attends the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies. He actively participates in neurosurgical leadership at the state and national level and he is keenly aware of the current state of neurological surgery in the United States.

In the past he was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. He is currently a consulting physician to the City of Hope National Medical Center. He has served as a consultant to the Neuroscience and Neurological Surgery Center and Cancer Hospital at the Naryanna Health Center, a thousand bed facility, in Bangalore, India. He has worked in the development of a brain tumor program at this cancer center.

As a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he has developed a close relationship with the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Caton is a visiting Associate in the Department of Biology at the California Institute of Technology and currently serves on the President’s advisory committee for the Department of Biology. With an active interest in education, he is a member of the MD-PhD committee at Cal Tech. He inaugurated a preceptorship program for Cal Tech students wishing to attend medical school and continues to serve as the director and chief mentor of this program. The Cal Tech Alumni Association inducted him as an honorary alumnus of Cal Tech in 2006.

Dr. Caton received his MD degree from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. In 1977, he completed his residency in neurological surgery at the Los Angeles County – University of Southern California Medical Center under the auspices of Dr. Theodore Kurze. Upon completion of his residency, he began his neurological surgery practice in Pasadena. His clinical research interest began with the evaluations of patients with severe head injuries. He participated as a clinical researcher and author in the Glascow International Coma Study in the 1970’s. He is a co-author of the publications of this study. The Glascow Coma Scale has played a significant role in evaluating patients with severe head traumas and neurological problems. This landmark study is still used as a measuring scale for head trauma patients. In both regional and national publications, Dr. Caton has been named as one of the top neurosurgeons in California for many years.

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