Catherine Curtin

Hand and upper extremity surgeon

4.7 out of 5
94 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

Hand and Upper Limb Center

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Clinic

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Hand Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery (2011)
  • 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 - Present)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.7

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.0

Wait times

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

The care providers, both the resident and the surgeon, were excellent communicators, both in listening and explaining. I felt they also took the time to carefully examine my condition before making recommendations.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Both resident and attending were great in every way!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Curtin is perhaps the best medical provider I have ever had.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I would have liked a straight forward explanation of my post-op pain rather than statistics of people who experience the pain I have, "20% have this pain after three weeks." It would be better to have an explanation of my pain and not an statistic of who has this same result.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Curtin did NOT look at my history although I explained that I've had on-going wrist problems for 2 years.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Catherine Curtin was kind, compassionate, highly knowledgeable, great at explaining things, a great listener & good problem solver. I'd recommend her to everyone. She did not rush our appt. at all.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Curtin is a great doctor who takes pride in her work & the care of her patients.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Curtin has been a wonderful guide for me during this stressful time and has shown great compassion towards me. She has also been very straightforward with any information this is pertinent to my recovery while remaining compassionate, a trait not always found in the health care system. I am gateful to have someone such as herself to help me during this time!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Curtin helped me get rid of this pain I have had for the past 3 years

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Doctor Curtin is incredible! The best ever!!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Curtin is very knowledgeable and I love that she continues to grow her knowledge. She is an outstanding provider @ Stanford!

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Curtin and Dr. Carroll were very informative and I have total faith in them.

4.7 out of 5
94 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

The care providers, both the resident and the surgeon, were excellent communicators, both in listening and explaining. I felt they also took the time to carefully examine my condition before making recommendations.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Both resident and attending were great in every way!

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Curtin is perhaps the best medical provider I have ever had.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

I would have liked a straight forward explanation of my post-op pain rather than statistics of people who experience the pain I have, "20% have this pain after three weeks." It would be better to have an explanation of my pain and not an statistic of who has this same result.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Dr. Curtin did NOT look at my history although I explained that I've had on-going wrist problems for 2 years.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Catherine Curtin was kind, compassionate, highly knowledgeable, great at explaining things, a great listener & good problem solver. I'd recommend her to everyone. She did not rush our appt. at all.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Dr. Curtin is a great doctor who takes pride in her work & the care of her patients.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Curtin has been a wonderful guide for me during this stressful time and has shown great compassion towards me. She has also been very straightforward with any information this is pertinent to my recovery while remaining compassionate, a trait not always found in the health care system. I am gateful to have someone such as herself to help me during this time!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Dr. Curtin helped me get rid of this pain I have had for the past 3 years

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Doctor Curtin is incredible! The best ever!!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Curtin is very knowledgeable and I love that she continues to grow her knowledge. She is an outstanding provider @ Stanford!

SHC Patient, Dec 2013

Dr. Curtin and Dr. Carroll were very informative and I have total faith in them.