Dr. Kathryn Harris is a primary care internist who is a UW Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. She practices general internal medicine, specializing in women's care. Dr. Harris earned her medical degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed her internship at Rhode Island Hospital and returned to Seattle to practice medicine. Dr. Harris was chairman of the Continuing Education Committee at Northwest Hospital for seven years, was the Director of Quality and Safety for Primary Care Clinics for one year, and has served as a trustee for the King County Medical Society. She is clinic chief and serves on several committees at Northwest Hospital.
Patient Care Philosophy
My patient philosophy is a collaborative one. I see myself as a resource for the patient, and I believe that through good communication the patient is able to achieve their health goals. I enjoy the educational aspects of medicine, and I get satisfaction from the relationships I have with my patients. Knowing my patients helps me to approach their care in a holistic way.
I have focused my general internal medicine practice on women’s care for the last 20 years. My interests lie in primary care as a holistic and continuousness endeavor. I like creating a medical home for the women I treat.
I am not a research physician, but I have been involved in internal medicine resident education in the past. I work to be informed about recent research in internal medicine, women's care, and clinical guidelines.
|University of Washington School of Medicine||Medical education|
|MD||University of Washington, School of Medicine||1979|
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Internal Medicine||1982|