Dr. Catherine deVries is a leading global expert in urology. Dr. deVries has supported the project’s effort to evaluate the FASTT training package and to update the training package in line with the latest World Health Organization (WHO) standards for hydrocele surgery. Dr. deVries sits on the project’s lymphatic filariasis Technical Advisory Board.
In addition to working with the MMDP Project, Dr. deVries is a Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah. Previously she was the Director for the Center for Global Surgery at the University of Utah and a consultant for WHO. Aside from being a reviewer and publishing several journal articles, Dr. deVries has numerous awards and citations, including the Albert Schweitzer Award from the Societe Internationale d’Urologie and the Christchurch Medal Award from the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand.
Dr. deVries has a Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford University, a Master of Science degree in pathology from Duke University, and a bachelor’s degree in natural science from Harvard University.