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UChicago Faculty Physicians

Clarabelle DeVries, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine

Clarabelle DeVries, MD, specializes in pediatric orthopaedic surgery, and takes a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating pediatric orthopaedic conditions, including scoliosis, clubfoot, hip dysplasia and cerebral palsy. Dr. DeVries’ expertise spans everything from broken bones and sports injuries to limb deformities and length discrepancies.

Dr. DeVries understands that personalized treatment plans are crucial for long-term success with children and young adults. She ensures that each patient receives care that will not only improve their condition, but will also support proper musculoskeletal development throughout their lives.

Along with a devotion to her clinical practice, Dr. DeVries is also committed to improving care for her pediatric patients through research. She has investigated best practices in in pediatric orthopaedic surgery to provide the best solution for each individual child. Her research is published in several peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics and more.

Areas of Expertise

  • Back Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Neck Surgery
  • Pediatric Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Limb Deformities
  • Scoliosis
  • Deformity Correction Surgery
  • Acquired Extremity Deformities
  • Overuse Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Acute and Chronic Injuries

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital


  • Rady Children's Hospital

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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