Catherine deVries, MD, MS

Languages

  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Surgery - Professor
  • Divisions: Public Health, Urology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Urology
  • American Board of Urology (Sub: Pediatric Urology)

Academic Office Information

  • 801-662-5555
  • School of Medicine
    Surgery
    30 N 1900 E
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. deVries joined the Pediatric Urology group at the University of Utah and Primary Children's Medical Center in 2000 and is a Professor of Surgery and Public Health at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. deVries is the Director of the University of Utah Center for Global Surgery in the Department of Surgery which focuses on the academic study of the Surgical Ecosystem as well as advocacy for surgical accessibility in low resource countries and engineering and business practices for "extreme affordability".

While pediatric urology is her clinical focus, she has been intensively active in the development of sustainable global surgery since1992. She founded International Volunteers in Urology (now IVUmed) in 1994 and continues as its President. IVUmed is dedicated to urological education worldwide and focuses on training doctors and nurses in developing countries. Dr. deVries has developed urological training programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. She serves as a member of the Global Alliance for Elimination of Filariasis (GAELF) , and on the Board of Chairmen of the Societe Internationale d’Urologie (SIU). She teaches courses in surgery and public health and in engineering innovation for the developing world at the University of Utah and at Stanford University. She has recently completed a book, Global Surgery and Public Health; A New Paradigm.

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 Western Section, AUA Distinguished Contribution Award 2013, American College of Surgeons Surgical Humanitarian Award 2012, 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.
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

Type School Degree
Fellowship Hahnemann University
Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
Fellow
Fellowship University of California - San Diego
Pediatric Urology
Fellow
Post Graduate Training University of Washington
Female Urology
Postgraduate Studies
Post Graduate Training University of California San Francisco
Laparoscopic Urologic Surgery
Postgraduate Studies
Post Graduate Training University of California - Irvine
Lasers in Urology
Postgraduate Studies
Chief Resident Stanford University Medical Center
Urology
Chief Resident
Residency Stanford University Medical Center
Urology
Resident
Residency Stanford University Medical Center
General Surgery
Resident
Internship Stanford University Medical Center
Surgery
Intern
Professional Medical Stanford University
Medicine
M.D.
Graduate Training Duke University
Pathology
M.S.
Harvard University
Natural Sciences
B.A.

Global Impact

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Rosenberg JS, deVries CR (). Lifecycle of Surgical Devices. World J Surg.
    Global Impact: Global.

  2. Murthy P, Malik RD, McCammon KA, Schneck FX, deVries C, Eggener SE (). Perspectives on International Urologic Volunteerism: A survey of IVUmed Resident Scholar Alumni. Urol Pract, 4(2), 176-182.
    Global Impact: Global.

  3. Rosenberg JS, deVries CR (). Global Surgical Ecosystems: A Need for Systems Strengthening. Ann Glob Health, 82(4), 605-613.
    Global Impact: Global.

  4. deVries CR and Rosenberg JS (). Geospatial Mapping of Surgical Capacity in Zambia. JAMA Surg, Online.
    Global Impact: Zambia.

  5. Wells K, Lee Y, Erdene S, Erdene S, Sanchin U, Sergelen O, Rodriguez B, deVries C, Price R (). Building surgical care capacity in a resource limited setting: the Mongolia model of the expansion of sustainable laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgery, 160(2), 509-517.
    Global Impact: Mongolia.

  6. Wells KM, Shalabi H, Sergelen O, Wiessner P, PressonA, Zhang C, deVries C, Price R (). Patient and physician perceptions of changes in surgical care in mongolia 9 years after a roll out of a national training program for laparoscopy. World J Surg, 40(5), DOI 10.1007/s00.
    Global Impact: Mongolia.

Book Chapter

  1. Smiley K, deVries CR, Debas H, Price RR (). Global Surgery. In Frunicardi, Andersen, Billiar, et al (Eds.), Schwartz's Principles of Surgery (11th, pp. Pending). New York: McGraw Hill.
    Global Impact: Global.

Presentations

Description Country
Considering the surgial ecosystem to improve surgial safety. Reporting Workshop on the Assessment of the Surgical Care System in Vietnam: Vietnamese Ministry of Health, HaLong Bay, Vietnam, August 26, 2016 Vietnam
International Educational Opportunities for Residents. Society for Academic Urology, American Urological Association Annual Meeting, Boston Global

Service

Date Role Description Country
11/10/2016 Secretary Permanent Council, The G4 Alliance Global
01/01/2000 Chair Medical Services Committee Cameroon

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Goodman LF, St-Louis E, Yousef Y, Cheung M, Ure B, Ozgediz D, Ameh EA, Bickler S, Poenaru D, Oldham K, Farmer D, Lakhoo K, GICS Collaborators (). The Global Initiative for Children's Surgery: Optimal Resources for Improving Care. Eur J Pediatr Surg, 1, 51-59.
  2. Murthy P, Malik RD, McCammon KA, Schneck FX, deVries C, Eggener SE (). Perspectives on International Urologic Volunteerism: A survey of IVUmed Resident Scholar Alumni. Urol Pract, 4(2), 176-182.
  3. Rosenberg JS, deVries CR (). Global Surgical Ecosystems: A Need for Systems Strengthening. Ann Glob Health, 82(4), 605-613.
  4. deVries CR and Rosenberg JS (). Geospatial Mapping of Surgical Capacity in Zambia. JAMA Surg, Online.
  5. Wells K, Lee Y, Erdene S, Erdene S, Sanchin U, Sergelen O, Rodriguez B, deVries C, Price R (). Building surgical care capacity in a resource limited setting: the Mongolia model of the expansion of sustainable laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Surgery, 160(2), 509-517.
  6. Wells KM, Shalabi H, Sergelen O, Wiessner P, PressonA, Zhang C, deVries C, Price R (). Patient and physician perceptions of changes in surgical care in mongolia 9 years after a roll out of a national training program for laparoscopy. World J Surg, 40(5), DOI 10.1007/s00.
  7. Jalloh M, Wood JP, Fredley M, deVries CR (). IVUmed: A nonprofit model for surgical training in low recource countries. Ann Glob Health, 82(2), 260-264.
  8. Mock CN, Donkor P, Gawande A, Jamison DT, Kruk ME, Debas HT and DCP3 Author Group (). Essential Surgery: Key messages from Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition. Lancet, 385(9983), 2209-2219.
  9. Jeffrey D Redshaw, Trung L Tran, M Chad Wallis, Catherine R deVries (). Epididymitis: A 21 year retrospective review of boys presenting to an outpatient urology clinic. J Urol, 192(4), 1203-1207.
  10. Ian S Metzler, Hiep T Nguyen, Lars Hagander, Mohamed Jalloh, Ton Nguyen, Serigne Magueye Gueye, Catherine R deVries, John G Meara (). Surgical outcomes and cultural perceptions in international hypospadias care. J Urol.
  11. Willis HL, Snow BW, Cartwright PC, Wallis MC, Oottamasathien S, deVries C (2011 Mar). Parameatal urethral cysts in prepubertal males. J Urol, 185(3), 1042-5.
  12. Bennett SD, Foot LM, Abel EJ, Snow, BW, Cartwright PC, deVries CR, Walis MC (). Is there a learning curve for subureteric injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic acid in the treatment of vesicoureteral reflux? J Pediatr Urol.
  13. deVries CR (). Volunteerism in Urology: Addressing Global Disparities in Education and Care. AUA Updat Ser, Volume 29.
  14. Wicher C, Hadley D, Ludlow, D, Wallis, MC, deVries CR, Snow BW and Cartwright PC (). 250 consecutive unilateral extravesical ureteral reimplants performed in an outpatient setting. J. Urol. 184:311-314, 2010. J Urol, 184, 311-14.
  15. deVries CR (2009 Feb). The IVUmed Resident Scholar Program: aiming to "teach one, reach many". Bull Am Coll Surg, 94(2), 30-6.
  16. deVries CR (). A life in Global Urology. Can J Urol, 16(3), 6425-6.
  17. Saperston K, Smith J, Putman S, Matern R, Foot L, Wallis C, deVries C, Snow B, Cartwright P (2008 Oct). Endoscopic subureteral injection is not less expensive than outpatient open reimplantation for unilateral vesicoureteral reflux. J Urol, 180(4 Suppl), 1626-9; discussion 1629-30.
  18. Christensen T, Cartwright PC, Devries C, Snow BW (2006 Nov). New onset of hydroceles in boys over 1 year of age. Int J Urol, 13(11), 1425-7.
  19. Putman S, Wicher C, Wayment T, Harrell B, deVries C, Snow B, and Cartwright P (). Unilateral extravesical reimplant in children performed on an outpatient basis. J Urol, 174(5), 1987-90.
  20. deVries CR (). Basic science of filariasis. Indian J. Urology. Indian J Urol, 21, 5-8.
  21. deVries CR (2004-01-01). Challenges in surgery for lymphatic filariasis. African Journal of Urology.
  22. Pettus JA, Andenoro J, Snow BW, deVries CR, Cartwright PC (2004). Serum potassium and creatinine changes following unstented bilateral ureteral reimplant in children. J Urol, 171((6 Pt 1)), 2417-9.
  23. Robinson BC, Snow PC, deVries CR, Hamilton BD, Anderson JB (2003-01-01). Comparison of laparoscopic versus open partial nephrectomy in a pediatric series. J Urol, 169, 638-640.
  24. Waterman BJ, Renschler T, Cartwright PC, Snow BW, deVries CR (). Variables in successful repair of urethrocutaneous fistula after hypospadias surgery. J Urol, 168(2), 726-30.
  25. Moberg-Wolff EA, deVries CR, Eubanks LM (1999-01-01). Intrathecal Baclofen effect on bladder function in children with cerebral origin spasticity. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 80, 1172.
  26. deVries CR (1998-01-01). Urologists Overseas: Volunteering and Education in the Developing Countries. AUA News, 3(2), 28.
  27. deVries CR, Kaplan GW (1997-01-01). Ataxia-telangiectasia and metastatic dysgerminoma: Case report and review of literature. Urology, 50(3), 1-3.
  28. deVries CR, Miller AK, Packer MG (1996 Sept). Reduction of Paraphimosis with Hyaluronidase. Urology, 48(3), 464-5.
  29. deVries CR (1996-01-01). Management of imperforate anus after surgery. Dialogues in Pediatric Urology, 19, 1-8.
  30. deVries CR, McNeal JE, Bensch (1992-01-01). The prostatic epithelial cell in dysplasia: An ultrastructural perspective. Prostate, 21, 209-221.
  31. deVries CR, Anderson RU (1990-01-01). Endoscopic urethroplasty: An improved technique. J Urol, 143, 1225-1226.
  32. Freiha F, deVries CR, Torti F (1988-01-01). Neoadjuvant and adjuvant chemotherapy for transitional cell carcinoma of the urothelium with cisplatin, methotrexate and vinblastin. World J Urol, 6, 153-157.
  33. Holtzman D, Olson JE, deVries CR, Bensch K (1987-01-01). Lead toxicity in primary cultured astrocytes and cerebellar granular neurons. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol, 89, 211.
  34. Holtzman D, deVries CR, Nguyen HT, Bensch K (1984-01-01). Maturation of resistance to lead encephalopathy: cellular and subcellular mechanisms. Neurotoxicology, 5, 97.
  35. deVries CR, Ingram P, Walker SR, Linton RW, Gutknecht WF, Shelburne JD (1983-01-01). Acute toxicity of lead particulates on pulmonary alveolar macrophages: ultrastructural and micro-analytical studies. Lab Invest, 48, 35.
  36. Holtzman D, deVries CR, Nguyen H, Jameson N, Olson JE, Carrithers M, Bensch K (1982). Development of resistance to lead encephalopathy during maturation in the rat pup. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol, 41, 652.
  37. deVries CR, Ingram P, Gutnecht WR, Walker SR, Linton RW, Shelburne JS (1980). Cell-particle interactions: intracellular redistribution of heavy metals from particle surfaces. Lab Invest, 42, 15.
  38. Linton RW, Walker SR, deVries CR, Shelburne JD, and Ingram P (). Ion microanalysis of cell monolayers and sections. Scan Electron Microsc, 2, 583.
  39. Rosenberg JS, deVries CR (). Lifecycle of Surgical Devices. World J Surg.

Review

  1. DeVries CR (2002 Mar). The role of the urologist in the treatment and elimination of lymphatic filariasis worldwide. [Review]. BJU Int, 89 Suppl 1, 37-43.
  2. Collins TR, deVries CR (1997-01-01). Recurrent urinary tract infetion in children: A logical approach to diagnosis, treatment and long-term management. [Review]. Compr Ther, 23(1), 44-48.
  3. deVries CR, Freiha FS (1990-01-01). Hemorrhagic Cystitis: A review. [Review]. J Urol, 143, 1-9.
  4. deVries CR, Freiha FS (1989-01-01). Current therapy for prostate cancer. [Review]. Infections in Urology, 2, 150-166.

Book

  1. deVries, CR and Nijman, R (). Congenital Anomalies in Children: Joint SIU-ICUD Consultation. Montreal: Societe Internationale d'Urologie.
  2. Abrams P, deRidder D, deVries C, Elniel Sohier, Esegbona G, Mourad S, and Muleta M (). Obstetric Fistula in the Developing World (First). (Vol. 1). Montreal: Societe Internationale d'Urologie.
  3. deVries CR and Price RR (). Global Surgery and Public Health: A New Paradigm. Boston: JB Learning.
  4. deVries CR, Cartwright, PC, Snow BW, Wallis MC, Oottomasathien S, White H and Hannon A (). Everybody’s Guide to Pediatric Urology © IVUmed, 2009 (2nd edition in Vietnamese, 2010).

Book Chapter

  1. Price RR, Butler MW, deVries CR, Abdullah F (). Chapter 2: Promoting, Deveping and Sustaining Academic Global Surgery Programs. In M Swaroop and S Krishnaswami (Eds.), Adademic Global Surgery. Springer.
  2. Price RR, Butler MW, deVries CR, Abdullah F (). Promoting, Developing and Sustaining Academic Global Surgery Programs. In Swaroop M, Krishnaswami S (Eds.), Success in Academic Surgery: Academic Global Surgery (pp. 17-27). Springer International Publishing.
  3. Beard J, Ohene-Yeboah M, Schecter W, and deVries C (). Hernia and Hydrocele. In Debas H, Gawande A, Jamison D, Kruk M, Mock C (Eds.), DCP3 Disease Control Priorities: Economic Evaluation for Health, Essential Surgery (Third, 9). New York: World Bank.
  4. Price RR and deVries CR (). 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.
  5. deVries CR (2004-01-01). On-site urological teaching in developing countried. In Surgery and Healing in the Developing World (G.W. Geelhoed ). Landes Bio Science.
  6. Howell CG, deVries CR (2003-01-01). Cloacal Exstrophy. In Operatice Pediatric Surgery (pp. chapter 79). Chicago, IL: McGraw-Hill.
  7. deVries CR (1999-01-01). UTI's and Vesicoureteral Reflux. In Continuity Clinic Handbook for Pediatric House: The evaluation of the sick child (pp. chapter 2).
  8. deVries PA, deVries CR (). Embryology and developmental anomalies of the lung, trachea, and larynx. In H.B. Otherson (Ed.), The Pediatric Airway. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, Co.
  9. Smiley K, deVries CR, Debas H, Price RR (). Global Surgery. In Frunicardi, Andersen, Billiar, et al (Eds.), Schwartz's Principles of Surgery (11th, pp. Pending). New York: McGraw Hill.

Conference Proceedings

  1. K M Wells, R R Price, S G Finlayson, C R deVries (). Fundamentals for establishing and maintaining an academic centre for global surgery: the University of Utah experience. Consortium of Universities of Global Health Annual Meeting, Washington, DC: http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/langlo/PIIS2214-109X(15)70069-0.pdf.
  2. L Cng Thng, L Thanh Hng, L Tn, Son, deVries CR (). ÐI¿U TR¿ VAN NI¿U пO SAU B¿NG PHUONG PHÁP C¿T VAN QUA N¿I SOI (Treatment of posterior urethral valves by endoscopic valve ablation). Vietnamese Pediatric Surgery Society.
  3. Garrett NE, Cheschien GM, Custer NA, Shelburne JD, deVries CR, Huising JL, Waters MD (1980-01-01). An evaluation of the cytotoxicity and mutagenicity of environmental particulates in the CHO/HGPRT system. Proc 2nd symposium on the Transfer and Utilization of particulate Control Technology.

Commentary

  1. Swaroop M, deVries C (). The conundrum of training in global surgery: are we there yet? JAMA Surg, 150(11), 1079.
  2. deVries CR (). Collective circumcision performed in Sudan: evaluation in terms of early complications and alternative practice. Editorial Comment. Urology, 81(4), 867-868.

Editorial

  1. deVries, C (). Debunking Myths about Female Circumcision. African Journal of Urology, 19(3), 143-144.
  2. Devries CR (2009 Jun). A life in global urology. Utah Special Educator, 16(3), 4625-6.
  3. deVries CR (). Advanced Training in Pediatric Urology: A global View. Dialogues in Pediatric Urology.

Letter

  1. Makasa EM and signatories (). Letter to global health agency leaders on the importance of surgical indicators [Letter to the editor]. Lancet.

Abstract

  1. Wells KM, Price RR, Finlayson SG, and deVries (). Fundamentals for Establishing and Maintaining an Academic Center for Global Surgery: The University of Utah Experience [Abstract]. Lancet Global Health, 2(S17), 47.
  2. Wells KM, Lee YJ, Erdene S, Erdene S, Sanchin U, Sergelen O, Presson A, Zhang C, Rodriguez B, deVries C, andPrice RR (). Expansion of laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a resource limited setting, Mongolia: a 9-year cross-sectional retrospective review [Abstract]. Lancet Glob Health, 385(S38).
  3. deVries CR, Tran TL (). Epididymitis in Children: New Insights [Abstract]. Urology, 3A(78).

Other

  1. deVries CR (). Haiti Revisited: 7 months after the quake--ethical issues remain. Illuminations (6(3), pp. 3-7). Salt Lake City: University of Utah.
  2. deVries CR (). Global Surgical Education: Teach one, Reach many. Illuminations (5 (1):18 Summer, 2009).
  3. deVries, CR (). Teach One, Reach Many: IVUmed’s Programs in Developing Countries. SIU Newsletter (5 (2): 3-4 May, 2009).
  4. deVries CR (2002). Surgical Approaches to the Urogenital Manifestations of Lymphatic Filariasis. WHO/CDS/CPE/CEE.
  5. deVries CR (2000-01-01). New Bridges in pediatric Urology. Society for Pediatric Urology Newsletter ((1), p. 4).
  6. deVries CR (1999). From the Desk of Catherine deVries, MD. Vital Signs II (2, pp. 4-11).
  7. deVries CR (July 1997). International Volunteering - How to get involved. The Society of Women in Urology News.
  8. deVries, CR (). Trip Report: Hypospadias Surgery in Ho Chi Minh City, 1994, 1995. International Volunteers in Urology News (Winter 1996).
  9. deVries CR (). Profile: Healing the Children. International Volunteers in Urology News (Spring 1996).
  10. deVries CR (Spring 1996). Healing the Children. International Volunteers in Urology News.
  11. deVries CR (Summer 1995). Genitourinary Reconstruction: Interplast Enters its Third year. Saniferae Manus.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. deVries CR (). Shopping for items in the operating room [Web]. Available: KevinMD.com.
  2. deVries, CR (). The Women of Evangel. Presented at the AUA, SWIU Annual Breakfast [Video].
  3. deVries, CR (). IVU in International Urological Activity, 2003. Presented at the AUA 2003 Annual Meeting [Video].
  4. deVries CR (2002-08-01). Testicular Torsion in Babies [Web]. AUA Patient Education. Available: www.aua.net.
  5. deVries CR, Dreyer G, Noroes J, Addiss D (2002-01-01). Urogenital Management of Lymphatic Filariasis: 15 Years Experience [Video].
  6. deVries, CR, produced by Bajana, J (). A Pediatric Urology Teaching Trip to Cuba, Presented at the AUA Annual Meeting, IVU Exhibit [Video].
  7. deVries, CR (). The Spirit Catches you and you fall down. Book Review [Web]. Available: http://www.comeunity.com/adoption/books/bkspirit.html.
  8. deVries CR (April 13-17, 1997, May 30-June 4, 1998, May 1-5, 1999., April 30-May 3, 2000). International Volunteers in Urology Exhibit and Speaker/Video Series [Video].

News

Video