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Catherine deVries

Catherine deVries, MD, MS

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Surgery

Divisions: Urology

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Urology (Sub: Pediatric Urology)

As a pediatric urologist, Catherine deVries cares for children with congenital and acquired diseases of the urinary tract and genitalia. As a Professor of Urology, she practices at Primary Children's Medical Center. Her areas of particular interest are neurogenic bladder associated with spina bifida and birth defects of the genitalia. Her work extends overseas to teaching pediatric and reconstructive urology in low resource countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

A graduate of Harvard University, she holds a Masters in Pathology from Duke University and an M.D. from Stanford University. She trained in Urology at Stanford University and completed her fellowship in Pediatric Urology at University of California, San Diego. Her awards include the American Red Cross International Hero Award in 2011, the American Urological Association’s 2009 Distinguished Contribution Award, The Southeastern Section AUA Presidential Lectureship 2009, The American Urological Association’s Honorary Member 2007, and the American Medical Association’s 2006 Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine.

Education History

Fellowship Hahnemann University
University of California - San Diego
Post Graduate Training University of Washington
Postgraduate Studies
University of California San Francisco
Postgraduate Studies
Post Graduate Training University of California - Irvine
Postgraduate Studies
Stanford University Medical Center
Chief Resident
Residency Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford University Medical Center
Internship Stanford University Medical Center
Stanford University
Graduate Training Duke University
Harvard University

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Jeffrey D Redshaw, Trung L Tran, M Chad Wallis, Catherine R deVries (4/12/2014). Epididymitis: A 21 year retrospective review of boys presenting to an outpatient urology clinic. J Urol, 192(4), 1203-1207.
  2. Ian S Metzler, Hiep T Nguyen, Lars Hagander, Mohamed Jalloh, Ton Nguyen, Serigne Magueye Gueye, Catherine R deVries, John G Meara (Feb 10, 2014). Surgical outcomes and cultural perceptions in international hypospadias care. J Urol.


  1. Abrams P, deRidder D, deVries C, Elniel Sohier, Esegbona G, Mourad S, and Muleta M (2012). Obstetric Fistula in the Developing World (First). (Vol. 1). Montreal: Societe Internationale d'Urologie.
  2. deVries CR and Price RR (2010). Global Surgery and Public Health: A New Paradigm. Boston: JB Learning.

Book Chapter

  1. Price RR and deVries CR (2014). Global Surgery (Chapter 49). In Andersen D, Billiar T, Dunn D, Hunter J, Matthews J, Pollock R (Eds.), Schwarz's Principles of Surgery (10, pp. 1954-1982). New York: McGraw Hill.


  1. deVries, C (Sept, 2013). Debunking Myths about Female Circumcision. African Journal of Urology, 19(3), 143-144.

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