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Kathryn P Pennington, MD

Gynecologic Oncology Fellow

Joined UW Medicine:


Clinical Focus:

Gynecologic Oncology:
• Vulvar Disease


Washington, 2011


Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2011


• MD Degree
   (University of Michigan Medical School, 2006)
• Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
   (University of Michigan, 2010)
• Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology
   (University of Washington, 2015)

Research Interests:

• Molecular genetics of sporadic and familial ovarian cancer
• Ovarian cancer pathogenesis
• Clinical trials for gynecologic malignancies
• Vulvar disease


• American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
• Alpha Omega Alpha

Selected Publications:

Berent-Spillson A, Love T, Pop-Busui R, Sowers M, Persad CC, Pennington KP, Eyvazaddeh AD, Padmanabhan V, Zubieta JK, Smith YR. Insulin resistance influences central opioid activity in polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertility and Sterility [accepted for publication 3/2011].

Pennington KP, Pulaski H, Pennington M, Liu JR. Too much of a good thing: suicide prevention promotes chemoresistance in ovarian carcinoma. Current Cancer Drug Targets 2010;10(6):575-83.Review

Eyvazzadeh AD, Pennington KP, Pop-Busui R, Sowers M, Zubieta JK, Smith YR. The Role of the endogenous opioid syndrome. Fertil Steril 2009;92(1):1-12.

Contact Information

Academic phone:   206.543.3669