Company: 1) Orange City Area Health System (1998-2020)
2) Mercy Hospital Medical Center Department of Radiology (1986-1998)
Location: Orange City, Iowa, United States
Nicholas deVries, MD, Neuroradiologist at Orange City Area Health System, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neuroradiology.
Dr. deVries grew up in a family where education was very important and was inspired by his father who was a professor of history at Northwestern College of Iowa. By his senior year of high school, Dr. deVries was convinced that he would go to medical school. He earned a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Northwestern College in 1975 and went on to achieve a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Iowa in 1979. Continuing with his education, Dr. deVries interned at the University of Utah Medical Center and affiliated hospitals from 1979 to 1980. He then became a resident in internal medicine with the University of Utah Hospital and affiliated clinics from 1979 to 1982. In 1982, he became a resident in radiology with the University of Utah Medical Center, remaining until 1985.
Dr. deVries began his career as a fellow in neuroradiology at the New York State University Upstate Medical Center in 1985, staying until 1986. After completing his fellowship at Syracuse University in New York, he moved to Des Moines, Iowa to join a number of radiologists, including two of his former professors, to form a new group and create a state of the art Radiology Department at Mercy Medical Center. In this venture, he served as the Director of Neuroradiology, forming one of the first dedicated specialty divisions in the state at that time. After completing his work there in 1998, relocated to Orange City, Iowa to become Director of Radiology. Dr. deVries along with others promoted and then created a state of the art Rural Regional Health Care system, including a full-service in-house Medical Imaging department, which has become a model for others, particularly in more rural places across the country. He officially retired from that position in 2020. As a testament to his success, he was inducted as a member of the American College of Physicians, Radiological Society of North America, American Society of Head and Neck Radiologists and Sigma Tau. Furthermore, long-standing Senior Member, now emeritus member, of the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR). Dr. deVries attributes his career success to simply trying to do his best for all of his patients. Now semi-retired, he believes he may fully retire, considering what the COVID-19 pandemic projects for the future. Notably, Dr. deVries is also listed in the second through fourth editions of Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders in American and the 21st edition of who’s Who in the Midwest.
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