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Katie H. Stowers, D.O., FAAHPM (she/her)

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, School of Medicine
  • Interim Director, Center for Ethics
  • Ronald W. Naito Director in Serious Illness Education
  • Center for Ethics


Dr. Stowers specializes in helping patients live well while living with a serious illness.

As part of the OHSU palliative care team, Dr. Stowers provides an extra layer of support for patients and their families experiencing the stresses serious illness. This often includes relief from physical and emotional symptoms like pain and anxiety, improving communication between the healthcare team, and preparing for future decisions about medical care.  

Dr. Stowers is passionate about teaching doctors and health care professionals how talk clearly and compassionately to patients and their families who are living with serious illness, in a way that empowers patients to make decision about their care that is right for them.  She leads the OHSU Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program and the OHSU Center for Ethics in Health Care Program in Serious Illness Education.  

Dr. Stowers and her husband, a surgeon at the Portland VA, enjoy spending time with their children hiking, riding bikes, and playing board games.  

Education and training

    • D.O., 2010, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Residency

    • 2013, Internal medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Fellowship

    • 2014, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Areas of interest

  • Serious Illness Care
  • Palliative Care Education
  • Serious Illness Communication

Honors and awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2022


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