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Catherine R. deVries

Catherine R. 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)

Dr. Catherine deVries is Professor of Surgery (Urology and Global Surgery) and Adjunct Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine (Public Health) at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She was the founding Director of the Center for Global Surgery, the first academic center of its kind.

While pediatric urology has been her clinical focus, she has been active in the development of sustainable global urology and surgery since 1992. In 1994, she founded International Volunteers in Urology (now IVUmed) and served as its President for 20 years. She has developed and continues to teach courses in health systems, surgery and public health and in engineering innovation for low resource settings as well as surgical systems management for low and middle-income countries.

Dr. deVries’ honors include the Jean Fourcroy Leadership Award (2022), David Frank Medal for Pediatric Urology (2022), Urology Care Foundation Humanitarian Recognition Award (2021), USANZ Cristchurch Medal (2017), Societe Internationale d’Urologie Albert Schweitzer Teaching Award (2015), American College of Surgeons Humanitarian (2012), AUA Distinguished Contribution 2009, The Southeastern Section AUA Presidential Lectureship 2009, The American Urological Association’s Honorary Member 2007, and the American Medical Association’s Dr. Nathan Davis International Award in Medicine 2006.

When not engaged in medical activities, she and her husband, Scott Lucas, run a small ranch at the base of the Uinta Mountains.

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. Redshaw JD, Tran TL, Wallis MC, deVries CR (4/12/2014). Epididymitis: A 21 year retrospective review of boys presenting to an outpatient urology clinic. J Urol, 192(4), 1203-1207.
  2. Metsler IS, Nguyen HT, Hagander L, Jalloh M, Nguyen T, Gueye SM, deVries CR, Meara JG (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.