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Katherine E Debiec, MD

Assistant Professor

Joined UW Medicine: 7/15/09
Clinical Focus:

Women's Health Care:
• Pediatric and adolescent gynecology (medical and surgical)
• Teenage pregnancy
• Contraceptive and menstrual management for medically complicated patient
• Puberty
• Congenital reproductive tract anomalies
• Pelvic masses
• International and immigrant health care

Licensure: Washington, 2009

• Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011
• Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2011


• MD Degree 
   (University of Washington, 2005)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology 
   (University of Washington, 2009)

Research Interests:

• Teenage pregnancy, prenatal care and prevention
• Obstetrics and Gynecology medical education


• North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG)
• American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Selected Publications:

Debiec KE, Paul KS, Mitchell CM, Hitti JE. Inadequate prenatal care and risk of preterm delivery among adolescents: A retrospective study over 10 years. Am J Obstet Gynecol. Aug 2010;203(2):122.e1-6 .

Debiec K (2011). Finding my father in a small world. In Gediman D (Gd.) This I Believe: On Fatherhood (pp 98-100) SanFrancisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Debiec KE, Paul KJ, Mitchell CM, Hitti JE. “Inadequate prenatal care and risk of preterm delivery among adolescents: a retrospective study over 10 years.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Aug; 203(2):122.e1-6. PMID 20471628

Sadro CT, Zins AM, Debiec K, Robinson J. "Case report: lethal fetal head injury and placental abruption in a pregnant trauma patient." Emerg Radiol 2012 April 19(2): 175-80. PMID 22237696

Tabb KM, Gavin AR, Guo Y, Huang H, Debiec K, Katon W. “Views and experiences of suicidal ideation during pregnancy and the postpartum: findings from interviews with maternal care clinic patients.” Women Health. 2013; 53(5):519-35. PMID 23879461

Amies Oelschlager AM, Micks EA, Debiec KE, Nizamic T, Mantrala MD, Prager SW. “Long acting reversible contraception in adolescents with cardiovascular conditions.” J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecology 2014 Dec; 27(6): 353-5. PMID 25256877

*Torvie AJ, Callegari LS, Schiff MA, Debiec KE. “Labor and delivery outcomes among young adolescents.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jul; 213(1): 95.e1-8. PMID 25935776

*Fay EE, Schiff MA, Mendiratta V, Benedetti TJ, Debiec KE. “Beyond the Ivory Tower: A Comparison of Grades Across Academic and Community OB/GYN Clerkship Sites.” Teaching and Learning in Medicine 2016 April; 28 (2). PMID 27064717

Oelschlager AM, Debiec K, Appelbaum H. “Primary vaginal dilation for vaginal agenesis: strategies to anticipate challenges and optimize outcomes.” Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 2016 Oct; 28(5): 345-9. PMID 27454852

Appointments & Practice Locations

Maternal and Infant Care Clinic (MICC)
UW Medical Center, 3rd Floor, SW 350
1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195

Appointments:   206.598.4070


Women's Health Care Center, Roosevelt (WHCC)
4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98105-6920

Appointments:   206.598.5500


Pediatric & Adolescent Gyn Clinic
at Seattle Children's, Bellevue Campus

1500 – 116th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Appointments:   425.454.4644