Katherine Ruth Gentry, MD

Katherine Ruth Gentry, MD

Anesthesiology, Bioethics Consultation Service

On staff since September 2011

Children's Title: Associate Professor, Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology

Research Center: Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics and Palliative Care

    • 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!

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Gentry, K.
      Review of Gerald D. Dworkin, Medical Catastrophe, Confessions of an Anesthesiologist
      American Journal of Bioethics, 2018 April : 18(4)W1-W3
    • Gentry, K., Lepere, K., Opel, D
      Informed Consent in Pediatric Anesthesiology
      Pediatric Anesthesia , 2017 Dec. : 27(12)1253-1260
    • 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
    • 3. Thompson DR, Zurakowski D, Haberkern CM, Stricker PA, Meier PM, Bannister C, Benzon H, Binstock W, Bosenberg A, Brzenski A, Budac S, Busso V, Capehart S, Chiao F, Cladis F, Collins M, Cusick J, Dabek R, Dalesio N, Falcon R, Fernandez A, Fernandez P, Fiadjoe J, Gangadharan M, Gentry K, Glover C, Goobie S, Gries H, Griffin A, Groenewald CB, Hajduk J, Hall R, Hansen J, Hetmaniuk M, Hsieh V, Huang H, Ingelmo P, Ivanova I, Jain R, Koh J, Kowalczyk-Derderian C, Kugler J, Labovsky K, Martinez JL, Mujallid R, Muldowney B, Nguyen KP, Nguyen T, Olutuye O, Soneru C, Petersen T, Poteet-Schwartz K, Reddy S, Reid R, Ricketts K, Rubens D, Skitt R, Sohn L, Staudt S, Sung W, Syed T, Szmuk P, Taicher B, Tetreault L, Watts R, Wong K, Young V, Zamora L; Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group
      Endoscopic Versus Open Repair for Craniosynostosis in Infants Using Propensity Score Matching to Compare Outcomes: A Multicenter Study from the Pediatric Craniofacial Collaborative Group
      Anesthesia and Analgesia , 126(3)968-975

    Book Chapters

    • Gentry, K., & Lynn, A
      Congenital Abnormalities and Syndromes
      In C. Greco & K. Matthes (Authors) & M. McCann (Ed.), Essentials of Anesthesia for Infants and Neonates, 2018 June : 76-90

    Other Publications

    • Katherine Ruth Gentry, MD, McGinn, K., Kundu, A.
      Acupuncture therapy for infants: a preliminary report
      Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Informed Consent in Pediatric Anesthesia. The Cutting Edge: Ethical Controversies in Pediatric Surgery 12th Annual Pediatric Bioethics Conference Gentry K, Lepere K, Opel D Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics Jul 22, 2017
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    Bioethics Research Incubator Project Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics Oct 1, 2017 - Sep 30, 2019


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Anesthesiology

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington, Seattle, WA


University of New Mexico School of Medicine GME, Albuquerque, NM


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA
University of Washington School of Medicine GME, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Pediatric regional anesthesia; mechanisms of anesthetic action and neurotoxicity