Kate D Ness, MD, MSCI

Kate D Ness, MD, MSCI

Endocrinology and Diabetes, Muscular Dystrophy, Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia Program, Skeletal Health Program, Neuromuscular Program

On staff since April 2009

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor

    • Alexis Friday Harbor, WA 06.07.23

      If your child needs an attentive, smart, kind Endocrinologist, Dr. Ness is definitely worth checking out! Our son has Down syndrome and she has been wonderful and absolutely worth the drive to Children’s Hospital!

    • Jeanette Kingston, Wa 03.26.22

      Dr. Ness is absolutely one of the best. She works so hard to find answers and solutions even when you’re a child likes to do things the hard way and keeps everybody thinking. I would recommend her to anybody. I trust her completely with the care of my son and my son thinks she is sweet and caring also. We are very blessed to have her as a doctor and a part of our healthcare family. Jenny and Carson

    • Jennifer Bothell, WA 09.28.16

      Dr. Ness is so kind and gentle and overall just great with my daughter. We only see her once or twice a year and I am always amazed that she remembers every detail about our case. We feel like we are in good hands and highly recommend Dr. Ness!

    • Kelly Lake Stevens, WA 02.21.14

      Dr. Ness is very kind and friendly and does her research on whatever condition your kiddo is facing. She is great with following up with you and makes you feel really cared about. She also travels alot to different Children's locations to make it easier for us out of towners to get more convenient medical care for our kiddos. Love her :)

    • Tiffany Marysville, WA 08.22.13

      Dr. Ness is fabulous! We are truly grateful for her patience, thoroughness and attention to detail. We have been patients of hers for 3 years. Thank you Dr. Ness!

    • Alexis Friday Harbor 10.30.12

      Dr.Ness is brilliant and kind.I have a four year old with Down Syndrome and she takes a lot of time and care with him and makes us both feel cared for and important.

    • Sara Lake Stevens, WA 02.08.12

      Dr. Ness has always been up front with our son’s condition and treatment options. My husband and I like how she not only speaks to us but also to him directly. She greets him first, asks how he’s feeling/doing and then moves on to us. It makes him feel in control of the meetings and allows him to ask questions we may not know he has. She is always prompt, caring & her follow up is great. We transferred our care from Seattle due location and from our first meeting we knew we were in great hands. We would HIGHLY recommend her.

    • Tara Langley, Washington 09.07.11

      Dr. Ness is a very thorough and professional doctor that has great demeanor with my son. She listens very well to our observations and concerns. She also always follows up promptly with any information she has.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2016 Seattle Magazine 2016
  • Other Publications

    • Ismail H, Ness K
      Evaluation of short stature in children.
      24168115 Pediatric annals, 2013 Nov. : 42(11)217-22
    • Simmons JH, Raines M, Ness KD, Hall R, Gebretsadik T, Mohan S, Spagnoli A
      Metabolic control and bone health in adolescents with type 1 diabetes.
      22029838 International journal of pediatric endocrinology, 2011 Oct 26 : 2011(1)13 PMCID:PMC3215174
    • Van Sickle BJ, Simmons J, Hall R, Raines M, Ness K, Spagnoli A
      Increased circulating IL-8 is associated with reduced IGF-1 and related to poor metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus.
      19773182 Cytokine, 2009 Dec. : 290-4
    • Shiota M, Postic C, Fujimoto Y, Jetton TL, Dixon K, Pan D, Grimsby J, Grippo JF, Magnuson MA, Cherrington AD
      Glucokinase gene locus transgenic mice are resistant to the development of obesity-induced type 2 diabetes.
      11246883 Diabetes, 2001 March : 50(3)622-9
    • King LB, Vacchio MS, Dixon K, Hunziker R, Margulies DH, Ashwell JD
      A targeted glucocorticoid receptor antisense transgene increases thymocyte apoptosis and alters thymocyte development.
      7584154 Immunity, 1995 Nov. : 3(5)647-56


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Endocrinology

Medical/Professional School

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN