Katherine E Debiec, MD

Katherine E Debiec, MD


  • Children's Title: Division Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
  • Academic Title: Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
  • On Staff Since: July 2009
  • Biography

    Katherine (Kate) Debiec attended the University of Washington Medical School after graduating from Vassar College. She completed her residency training and her fellowship in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at the University of Washington. She was appointed as an Assistant Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital on the Clinician-Educator pathway in 2011 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.  She became the Division Chief of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology in 2020.

    Dr. Debiec is the site director for the Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology rotation for Obstetrics and Gynecology residents at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  She provides research mentorship to several medical students and residents.  She precepts students, resident, fellows and other faculty in her Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology clinics.  


    Board Certification(s)

    Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology


    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

    Clinical Interests

    Dr. Debiec has two main clinical sites of practice with focused specialization. She cares for patients with adolescent pregnancies and gynecologic issues as well as Müllerian anomalies at Women's Health Care Center at UWMC-Roosevelt. At Seattle Children's Hospital, she sees pediatric and adolescents patients with complex medical and surgical gynecologic concerns. She is the liaison for the Vascular Anomalies Clinic, the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect team as well as they Hematology and Oncology service.  With the Cancer and Blood Disorder Center at Seattle Children’s Hospital, she focuses on the complicated gynecologic needs of young women with benign hematologic conditions, such as bleeding and clotting disorders as well as addressing gynecologic issues that arise during and after cancer treatment, including hematopoietic stem cell transplant. 

    Research Description

    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 and gynecologic issues after hematopoietic stem cell transplant.  My education research has focused on grading and evaluation of medical students and residents.

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