Catherine Curtin

Hand and upper extremity surgeon

Hand and Upper Limb Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-5256
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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

  • 1000 Welch Road
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-7001
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (2007) CA

Board Certification: Plastic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2008)

Residency: University of Michigan Hospital (2006) MI

RWJ Clinical Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Heath Services Research (2004)

Internship: University of Michigan Hospital (1999) MI

Medical Education: Yale University School of Medicine (1998) CT

BA, Wellsely College, Russian studies (1993)

MD, Yale University (1998)

Honors & Awards

Career Development Award, VA (11/08)

Administrative Appointments

Medical Student Clerkship Director, Stanford Plastic Surgery, 2008

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Multiple Collagenase Injections Are Safe for Treatment of Dupuytren's Contractures.
Gajendran, V. K., Hentz, V., Kenney, D., & Curtin, C. M. (2014). Multiple Collagenase Injections Are Safe for Treatment of Dupuytren's Contractures. Orthopedics, 37(7), e657-60.

Cleft palate surgery: an evaluation of length of stay, complications, and costs by hospital type.
Nguyen, C., Hernandez-Boussard, T., Davies, S. M., Bhattacharya, J., Khosla, R. K., & Curtin, C. M. (2014). Cleft palate surgery: an evaluation of length of stay, complications, and costs by hospital type. Cleft palate-craniofacial journal , 51(4), 412-419.

Needle aponeurotomy for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease.
Diaz, R., & Curtin, C. (2014). Needle aponeurotomy for the treatment of Dupuytren's disease. Hand clinics, 30(1), 33-38.

Minimally invasive hand surgery. Preface.
Curtin, C. (2014). Minimally invasive hand surgery. Preface. Hand clinics, 30(1), ix-x.

Soft-tissue coverage of the hand: a case-based approach.
Eberlin, K. R., Chang, J., Curtin, C. M., Sammer, D. M., Saint-Cyr, M., & Taghinia, A. H. (2014). Soft-tissue coverage of the hand: a case-based approach. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 133(1), 91-101.

Quality Assessment in Hand Surgery.
Waljee, J. F., & Curtin, C. (2014). Quality Assessment in Hand Surgery. Hand clinics, 30(3), 329-334.

Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Treatment of Femur Fractures in People With Spinal Cord Injury: An Administrative Analysis of Risks
Bishop, J. A., Suarez, P., DiPonio, L., Ota, D., & Curtin, C. M. (2013). Surgical Versus Nonsurgical Treatment of Femur Fractures in People With Spinal Cord Injury: An Administrative Analysis of Risks. ARCHIVES OF PHYSICAL MEDICINE AND REHABILITATION, 94(12), 2357-2364.

A National Study on Craniosynostosis Surgical Repair
Christine Nguyen, C., Hernandez-Boussard, T., Khosla, R. K., & Curtin, C. M. (2013). A National Study on Craniosynostosis Surgical Repair. CLEFT PALATE-CRANIOFACIAL JOURNAL, 50(5), 555-560.

Breast Reconstruction National Trends and Healthcare Implications
Hernandez-Boussard, T., Zeidler, K., Barzin, A., Lee, G., & Curtin, C. (2013). Breast Reconstruction National Trends and Healthcare Implications. BREAST JOURNAL, 19(5), 463-469.

Management of chronic pain following nerve injuries/CRPS type II.
Carroll, I., & Curtin, C. M. (2013). Management of chronic pain following nerve injuries/CRPS type II. Hand clinics, 29(3), 401-408.

Perioperative Interventions to Reduce Chronic Postsurgical Pain
Carroll, I., Hah, J., Mackey, S., Ottestad, E., Kong, J. T., & Curtin, C. (2013). Perioperative Interventions to Reduce Chronic Postsurgical Pain. JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, 29(4), 213-222.

Changes Resembling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Following Surgery and Immobilization
Pepper, A., Li, W., Kingery, W. S., Angst, M. S., Curtin, C. M., & Clark, J. D. (2013). Changes Resembling Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Following Surgery and Immobilization. JOURNAL OF PAIN, 14(5), 516-524.

Perioperative interventions to reduce chronic postsurgical pain.
Carroll, I., Hah, J., Mackey, S., Ottestad, E., Kong, J. T., & Curtin, C. (2013). Perioperative interventions to reduce chronic postsurgical pain. Journal of reconstructive microsurgery, 29(4), 213-222.

Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery: Identifying Areas for Quality Improvement Efforts.
Hernandez-Boussard, T., McDonald, K. M., Rhoads, K. F., & Curtin, C. M. (2013). Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery: Identifying Areas for Quality Improvement Efforts. Annals of plastic surgery.

Ultrasound-guided Continuous Median Nerve Block to Facilitate Intensive Hand Rehabilitation
Maxwell, B. G., Hansen, J. A., Talley, J., Curtin, C. M., & Mariano, E. R. (2013). Ultrasound-guided Continuous Median Nerve Block to Facilitate Intensive Hand Rehabilitation. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF PAIN, 29(1), 86-88.

Analysis of Efficacy and Safety of Treatment With Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum Among Subgroups of Patients With Dupuytren Contracture.
Raven, R. B., Kushner, H., Nguyen, D., Naam, N., & Curtin, C. (2013). Analysis of Efficacy and Safety of Treatment With Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum Among Subgroups of Patients With Dupuytren Contracture. Annals of plastic surgery.

Advances in the Management of Dupuytren Disease Collagenase
Hentz, V. R., Watt, A. J., Desai, S. S., & Curtin, C. (2012). Advances in the Management of Dupuytren Disease Collagenase. HAND CLINICS, 28(4), 551-?.

Who are the women and men in Veterans Health Administration's current spinal cord injury population?
Curtin, C. M., Suarez, P. A., Di Ponio, L. A., & Frayne, S. M. (2012). Who are the women and men in Veterans Health Administration's current spinal cord injury population?. Journal of rehabilitation research and development, 49(3), 351-360.

A National Study on Craniosynostosis Surgical Repair.
Nguyen, C., Hernandez-Boussard, T., Khosla, R. K., & Curtin, C. M. (2012). A National Study on Craniosynostosis Surgical Repair. The Cleft palate-craniofacial journal : official publication of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

Is carpal tunnel release under-utilized in veterans with spinal cord injury?
Barr, C., Suarez, P., Ota, D., & Curtin, C. M. (2011). Is carpal tunnel release under-utilized in veterans with spinal cord injury?. JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE, 34(6), 563-568.

Flexor Tendon Rupture After Collagenase Injection for Dupuytren Contracture: Case Report
Zhang, A. Y., Curtin, C. M., & Hentz, V. R. (2011). Flexor Tendon Rupture After Collagenase Injection for Dupuytren Contracture: Case Report. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 36A(8), 1323-1325.

Adverse events following digital replantation in the elderly.
Barzin, A., Hernandez-Boussard, T., Lee, G. K., & Curtin, C. (2011). Adverse events following digital replantation in the elderly. journal of hand surgery, 36(5), 870-874.

Posterior Interosseous Nerve: An Alternative to Sural Nerve Biopsy
Richards, T. A., & Curtin, C. M. (2010). Posterior Interosseous Nerve: An Alternative to Sural Nerve Biopsy. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 126(4), 213E-214E.

Referring physicians' knowledge of hand surgery.
Curtin, C. M., & Yao, J. (2010). Referring physicians' knowledge of hand surgery. Hand (New York, N.Y.), 5(3), 278-285.

Collagenase Injection as Nonsurgical Treatment of Dupuytren's Disease: 8-Year Follow-Up
Watt, A. J., Curtin, C. M., & Hentz, V. R. (2010). Collagenase Injection as Nonsurgical Treatment of Dupuytren's Disease: 8-Year Follow-Up. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 35A(4), 534-539.

Collagenase injection as nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease: 8-year follow-up.
Watt, A. J., Curtin, C. M., & Hentz, V. R. (2010). Collagenase injection as nonsurgical treatment of Dupuytren's disease: 8-year follow-up. journal of hand surgery, 35(4), 534-?.

Invasive Aspergillosis of the Hand Caused by Aspergillus ustus: a Case Report.
Olorunnipa, O., Zhang, A. Y., & Curtin, C. M. (2010). Invasive Aspergillosis of the Hand Caused by Aspergillus ustus: a Case Report. Hand (New York, N.Y.), 5(1), 102-105.

Population-Based Utilities for Upper Extremity Functions in the Setting of Tetraplegia
Ram, A. N., Curtin, C. M., & Chung, K. C. (2009). Population-Based Utilities for Upper Extremity Functions in the Setting of Tetraplegia. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 34A(9), 1674-1681.

Population-based utilities for upper extremity functions in the setting of tetraplegia.
Ram, A. N., Curtin, C. M., & Chung, K. C. (2009). Population-based utilities for upper extremity functions in the setting of tetraplegia. journal of hand surgery, 34(9), 1674-81 e1.

Cutaneous neuroma physiology and its relationship to chronic pain.
Curtin, C., & Carroll, I. (2009). Cutaneous neuroma physiology and its relationship to chronic pain. journal of hand surgery, 34(7), 1334-1336.

Pinch and elbow extension restoration in people with tetraplegia: a systematic review of the literature.
Hamou, C., Shah, N. R., DiPonio, L., & Curtin, C. M. (2009). Pinch and elbow extension restoration in people with tetraplegia: a systematic review of the literature. journal of hand surgery, 34(4), 692-699.

Perceptions of people with tetraplegia regarding surgery to improve upper-extremity function
Wagner, J. P., Curtin, C. M., Gater, D. R., & Chung, K. C. (2007). Perceptions of people with tetraplegia regarding surgery to improve upper-extremity function. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 32A(4), 483-490.

Opinions on the treatment of people with tetrapleqia: Contrasting perceptions of physiatrists and hand surgeons
Curtin, C. M., Wagner, J. P., Gater, D. R., & Chung, K. C. (2007). Opinions on the treatment of people with tetrapleqia: Contrasting perceptions of physiatrists and hand surgeons. JOURNAL OF SPINAL CORD MEDICINE, 30(3), 256-262.

Upper extremity reconstruction in the tetraplegic population, a national epidemiologic study.
Curtin, C. M., Gater, D. R., & Chung, K. C. (2005). Upper extremity reconstruction in the tetraplegic population, a national epidemiologic study. journal of hand surgery, 30(1), 94-99.

Physician perceptions of upper extremity reconstruction for the person with tetraplegia.
Curtin, C. M., Hayward, R. A., Kim, H. M., Gater, D. R., & Chung, K. C. (2005). Physician perceptions of upper extremity reconstruction for the person with tetraplegia. journal of hand surgery, 30(1), 87-93.

Autonomic dysreflexia: A plastic surgery primer
Curtin, C. M., Gater, D. R., & Chung, K. C. (2003). Autonomic dysreflexia: A plastic surgery primer. ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 51(3), 325-329.