Dr. Catherine deVries is professor of surgery (urology) and associate professor of family medicine (public health) at the University of Utah School of Medicine. A graduate of Harvard University, she holds a master’s in pathology from Duke University and an MD from Stanford University. She trained in urology at Stanford and pediatric urology at UC San Diego. She has been very active in the development of sustainable global surgery since 1992.
In 1994 she founded International Volunteers in Urology (now IVUmed) and continues as its president. IVUmed supports on-site urological education in over 20 countries across the globe. Dr. deVries is the founding director of the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery. Dr. deVries’ awards include the Castle Connolly National Physician of the Year 2014, ACS Surgical Humanitarian 2012 , American Red Cross International Award, 2011, American Urological Association’s Distinguished Contribution 2009, and AMA’s Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine 2006.