Katherine Ruth Gentry, MD

Katherine Ruth Gentry, MD

Anesthesia, Pain Medicine

On staff since September 2011

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor


  • Lisa Post Falls Idaho 06.09.14

    Everyone at Seattle Childrens Hospital has been wonderful. This is truly a top notch organization, but there are a couple of people that made our circumstances easier and Dr Gentry is one of them. Her bedside manner is amazing. She made me very comfortable and when our surgery was delayed she was very understanding about the fact that my daughter had not eaten or drank anything for several hours. Once we were in the surgical room Dr Gentry played some cute music right up my daughters alley which made her happy and took her mind off the unusual environment. It helped put me at ease also. Its the little things like this that made me feel like my daughter was truly in the best of hands and really cared for. Thank you Dr Gentry!


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

University of Washington, Seattle
University of Washington, Seattle, Bioethics


Anesthesiology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque


Anesthesiology, University of Washington, Seattle
Pediatric Bioethics, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Pediatric regional anesthesia; mechanisms of anesthetic action and neurotoxicity


  • Katherine Ruth Gentry, MD, Steele, L. M., Sedensky, M., Morgan, P.
    Early developmental exposure to volatile anesthetics causes behavioral defects in C. elegans
    Anesthesia and Analgesia , 2013 : 116185-189
  • Katherine Ruth Gentry, MD, McGinn, K., Kundu, A.
    Acupuncture therapy for infants: a preliminary report
    Pediatric Anesthesia

Research Funding

Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
ITHS Small Grant ITHS $20000