Dr. Kordesch grew up in Ohio, in a suburb of Cleveland. She completed both her undergraduate Biology degree and graduate medical degree at the University of Cincinnati. Her residency training program was at Oakland Children's Hospital in Oakland, California. She has been married to Dr. David Fryefield, a Radiation Oncologist, for over 35 years. They have three adult daughters.
Catherine has practiced general Pediatrics in Eugene, Oregon since 1984. Her career interests are promoting healthy families and standardizing pediatric care for children of the Northwest including Oregon, Washington and Alaska. She has participated in leadership roles including Associate Medical Director of Women's and Children's services from 2011 through 2015.
She plans to retire from the general practice of pediatrics in 2019 but will stay active in the community volunteering and enjoying Oregon's beautiful, natural, open spaces.