Katherine Zochowski

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Faculty profile
  • Physician Assistant

Instructor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (380 Ratings, 160 Comments)


  • Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special focus on

  • Voice and Speech Disorders


  • B.S., University of Oregon, Eugene Oregon 2011
  • P.A.-C., Oregon Health & Science University, Portland Oregon 2015


Kate Zochowski, PA-C joined the Northwest Clinic for Voice and Swallowing in December 2015. She completed her Bachelor of Science from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon in 2011 and her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies at Oregon Health & Science University in 2015. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Oregon Society of Physician Assistants, and Society of Physician Assistants in ORL-HNS. 

Kate was born and raised in Oregon, spending most of her years near Eugene before migrating north to Portland for graduate school. In her spare time she enjoys running, exploring the many restaurants and events Portland has to offer and spending time with family and friends.  She is very excited about joining the Otolaryngology department at OHSU.

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Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (380 Ratings, 160 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Nov 11, 2019

    She was respectful, professional, efficient, and very caring.

  • Nov 06, 2019

    Both providers we saw were excellent! Thank you!

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Very informative & explanation of future expectations were shared about what to expect.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    All the OHSU employees were professional, helpful and friendly

  • Oct 20, 2019

    Very friendly provider.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    I felt very comfortable with Katherine. Although there was a lot of information try and remember and she was very nice explaining these details.. Thank you

  • Oct 16, 2019

    On time, complete in her examination, provided lots of relevant information and answered our questions. Very clear follow-up actions.

  • Oct 16, 2019

    That was very good. Thank you.

  • Oct 14, 2019

    Excellent work that they did. A very good doctor that I had with them. I like them, very professional.

  • Oct 04, 2019

    Excellent. Caring, engaged, efficient, thorough, knowledgeable.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    Perfect! Perhaps the best health provider of many I have visited in my declining years.

  • Oct 02, 2019

    extremely caring and informative... would recommend to any family member or friend!

  • Sep 22, 2019

    She was extremely knowledgeable. Has an excellent demeanor. She answered all of my questions. I was very impressed with her.

  • Sep 18, 2019

    knowledgable, friendly, thorough

  • Sep 13, 2019

    Kate was very effective, she knew her field, she has a lot of compassion, and she was anxious to find the problem - that's much more so than any physician we've ever met.

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Very pleased with this provider. Great experience and good explanation for the condition.

  • Sep 11, 2019

    I was given a thorough examination, where all my questions/concerns were addressed.

  • Sep 06, 2019

    She was on time, professional and welcoming. She answered all of my questions thoroughly.

  • Sep 01, 2019

    Very professional, compassionate, and informative

  • Aug 29, 2019

    I was very much impressed by the friendliness in treating me as a patient, and her competency. She was taking charge very well. And still made me feel good visit. That's it.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    Very friendly, very knowledgeable, very helpful.

  • Aug 14, 2019

    Yeah, I like those providers. Thank you.

  • Aug 13, 2019

    Explained and enlightened. Made me very comfortable.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    Hello, I was very, very impressed and I felt in good hands and I absolutely...it was an enjoyable visit. Very professional and I've had a couple of bad instances with medical officials, and this, this was superb.

  • Aug 08, 2019

    I was extremely happy with how they handled what was what was going through and I was really impressed with the way they listened. They didn't hurt me out or in, they listen to what I said. And in fact, they listen so closely that after I had already scheduled my further appointments in the future. They called me back. And wanted to schedule more appointments sooner because they knew I would be busier in the fall. I was impressed with that.

  • Aug 07, 2019

    I felt the appointment was wonderfully thorough, and i was asked so many excellent questions. I also appreciated the test done and not having to return a seperate cisit for it. I learned a lot, and really loved the practitioner. An excellent experience.

  • Jul 28, 2019

    Good communication. Gentle in her approach through my nose.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Everybody from the sign in desk to Kate were friendly, helpful, professional, concern for me and above all very knowledgeable about my problem.

  • Jul 25, 2019

    She was very patient and explained everything clearly.

  • Jul 19, 2019

    I live in central Oregon and my Dr. office made an appointment at OHSU for a follow up since my stay in ICU. I made a reservation at the Rood Family Pavilion. We were very pleased with everyone we met. We had a wonderful stay. I was so impressed with the Dr. I saw at OHSU. I felt very well taken care of. I will be back for more appointments.

  • Jul 18, 2019

    She is always willing to listen and gives good feedback. I never feel rushed or like I am a number.

  • Jul 16, 2019

    Kate was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job of explaining what was happening with me. She was both friendly and professional. I enjoyed meeting her. I think we made real progress in addressing my issue.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    Very good service and I liked the care they give to customers and I thank you for having understood.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    This is the 2nd time I've seen Kate. She is an excellent provider, well versed in my case, and extremely thorough. She took over my case from Dr. Karle, who completed his fellowship at OHSU and moved on to Phoenix.

  • Jul 12, 2019

    She was great

  • Jul 09, 2019

    Katherine listened carefully to all my comments and concerns, and then asked great followup questions. She then clearly explained my options and why I might consider each one. She was both focused and compassionate, very knowledgeable, and the gears were always turning as she diagnosed my situation.I don't know if she's pursuing a full doctorate but if not, I hope she will. She'll be great.

  • Jul 01, 2019

    It was very good and comfortable.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Incredibly good experience - with medical assistant and with PA

  • Jun 26, 2019

    Kind, asked good questions, explained things well.

  • Jun 21, 2019

    Provider took her time in my examination and gave me information to help in the future analysis of my symptoms and treatment.

  • Jun 18, 2019

    Yes,I would just like to say it was a great experience. I was having a serious problem, and I was worried and I have a mental illness. So, it was very difficult to deal with. The doctor I met with was extremely knowledgeable. She was kind and she was.....just a great experience and helped dispel a lot of my worry and I'm just really, really happy and glad that I got to get help from her. She did a great job and I would definitely recommend her to friends, family, and just anyone. It was..... it was very well done. Thank you.

  • Jun 14, 2019

    She was competent, personable, and informative. She was thorough in gathering history, and gave a clear outline of a treatment plan.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Meeting with Kate was one of the best medical experiences I've had. She's competent, informative, and kind. It was my first time at OHSU and I felt so fortunate to get to go there. The people and facility were amazing.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    I found this provider very efficient and quick and thorough.

  • Jun 02, 2019

    Doctor was very friendly, took her time, explained everything very well.

  • Jun 01, 2019

    She listens to me

  • May 31, 2019

    Very friendly, knowledgeable and thorough.

  • May 30, 2019

    She?s always very professional and sweet. She is very knowledgeable and really listens to what I?m describing as the problem I?m dealing with.

  • May 30, 2019

    She was really nice and helped me understand what was going on with my throat.

  • May 21, 2019

    Kate is very thorough and insightful in her exam and in her questioning of my condition.

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