CATHERINE DURBORAW, M.D.
Dr. Catherine Durboraw has been on a mission to share a new, more innovative approach to aesthetic care since 1998. Her deeply committed patient-first focus has made CFA the regional leader in oculoplastic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic medicine treatments, with clinics in Idaho, Wyoming, and Scottsdale, AZ.
Dr. Durboraw is a board-certified and ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) fellowship-trained oculoplastic surgeon. Catherine received her medical degree and completed her residency at The University of Tennessee, Memphis. There, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, completed a four-year residency in Ophthalmology, and earned Chief Resident in her final year. She went on to obtain a highly competitive position in an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)-approved fellowship with Orkan Stasior, MD in Albany, New York.
Dr. Durboraw immediately embraced the non-surgical realm of “Aesthetic Medicine” – long before this specialty actually existed. She quickly realized that the future of many of the cosmetic surgical procedures which she performed would someday be accomplished without the knife. This has become her life mission – to be at the forefront of understanding the aging process and developing effective non-surgical protocols to combat it.
Dr. Durboraw graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. During this time, she demonstrated an early interest in medicine participating and co-authoring scientific papers on the effect of neuropeptides on cerebral vasospasm.
She went on to medical school, where she graduated with highest honors and second in her class from The University of Tennessee, Memphis. She was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. It was then that she was introduced to the sub-specialty of ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery and her passion for this field was ignited.
During Dr. Durboraw’s four-year residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, she published several scientific articles and instructional videos on surgical technique and orbital trauma and disease. She spent her final year in residency as Chief Resident. The busy surgical volume at UT, Memphis gave her a unique surgical “hands-on” experience.
She went on to obtain a highly competitive position in an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)-approved fellowship with Orkan Stasior, MD in Albany, New York.
In September of 1998, Dr. Durboraw established her clinic in Idaho Falls. She immediately expanded part-time to the resort destination towns of Jackson, WY, and Sun Valley, ID to increase her geographic spread in Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming. In 2010 she obtained her license in Arizona and began a concierge practice that was seasonal. In 2014 she designed and renovated the 4,000 sq foot Idaho Falls clinic and increased provider days of service to five days per week. In 2017 she expanded her Wyoming practice to a full-time presence in Jackson Hole when she designed and completed a 2,000 sq foot facility in Wilson, WY. In 2019-2020 she designed and built a full time 4,000 sq foot facility in North Scottsdale (Carefree) AZ.
When not in the clinic (or traveling back and forth between clinic locations), Catherine enjoys creating in her ever-expanding garden, hiking, biking (road and mountain), stand up paddleboarding on the Teton River or Bartlett Lake and spending time with her family. She considers the hundreds of hummingbirds she feeds gallons of sugar fuel each summer season as part of that family.