Katherine E. Debiec, MD
Associate Professor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division Chief, Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology
Sites of Practice: 
Roosevelt Clinic
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Date Joined UW Medicine: 
English, conversational Spanish

Faculty Information


Personal Interests:

I love spending time with my family. In my spare time, I like to run, sew, craft and read.

Why did you decide to pursue a career in OB/GYN?

I went to medical school with the intention of becoming a pediatrician. During my third year of medical school, I fell over heels with Obstetrics & Gynecology. I loved everything about the field; I love taking care of girls and women at some of the most sensitive and critical moments in their lives, I was fascinated by surgery and inspired by Labor and Delivery. As I progressed in my training, I was able to combine my passions and now have a focused practice in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

What are your favorite things about living in the Seattle area?

After having lived all over the world growing up, Seattle has been my home since 2001. I love getting to raise my family in this city. We go on adventures all over the city and especially love spending time outside at our lovely parks: Discovery, Carkeek, Woodland Park and Green Lake Park.

Board Certification: 
Practice Designation Certificate in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2018
Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011
Washington, 2009
Education & Training: 
Scholar, Teaching Scholars Program
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Fellowship, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
University of Washington and Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, WA
Residency, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Seattle Met Magazine Top Doctors, Adolescent Medicine
Seattle Met Top Doctors
Faculty Research Mentoring Award
Editor's Choice, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Academic Administrative Contact (non-clinical): 
(206) 616-5258
Mailing Address: 

1959 NE Pacific Street

Box 356460

Seattle, WA 98195

Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 

My research and educational scholarship falls into two categories: clinically relevant and education focused.  I have published about prenatal care and obstetrics outcomes for adolescent mothers, vaginal dilation, long acting reversible contraceptives and young women with inflammatory bowel disease, HPV vaccine portrayal on YouTube.  My education research has focused on grading and evaluation of medical students and residents.