Katherine E. Debiec, MD

Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, Differences in Sex Development, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since July 2009

Academic Title: Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Adjunct Assistant Professor in Pediatrics

    • Sara Seattle 09.15.20

      Many years ago, I saw Dr. Debiec because I hadn't begun menstruating at the age of 17. At the time, I had a uterus and ovaries, was within the "normal/healthy" BMI range (which is an arbitrary tool to assess health anyways), did not "appear" underweight (although I was for my body), had normal lab values, and had no other clinical "reasons" for not having had my period. Dr. Debiec was the first provider to identify that I was likely over-exercising and not eating enough energy daily to support a period. Sounds like a simple identification to make, but many doctors do not if you are within a "normal/healthy" BMI or above, do not appear emaciated, and are a person of color. The care I received from Dr. Debiec required me to confront my disordered eating behaviors and compulsive exercise. This was a very distressing time of my life, and Dr. Debiec was extremely comforting, compassionate, and intellectually intuitive. For the past 4 years, I have been getting my period every month without fail and no medication was required.

    • K Woodinville, WA 04.12.19

      My daughter was dealing with very heavy menstrual cycles (two ER visits because of it) before we were referred to Children’s. I really cannot say enough good things about Dr. Debiec. She is very kind and caring. She provided a multitude of options for my daughter to try and gave thorough explanations regarding each; as well as literature to read (if desired). She partners with the patient—ensured my daughter was informed and then let my daughter make some decisions about what she wanted to try. The results have made such a difference in her life!

    • Dana Seattle, Washington 05.25.17

      My daughter saw Dr. Debiec for a birth control consult. I can't say enough good things about this visit. She was respectful, informative, reassuring and patient. I recommend her highly!

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Obstetrics and Gynecology

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Residency

Obstetrics-Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (medical and surgical), teenage pregnancy, contraceptive and menstrual management for the medically complicated patient, sexually transmitted infections, puberty, congenital anomalies of the reproductive tract, pelvic masses, international and immigrant health