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 (261 Ratings, 113 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 (261 Ratings, 113 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

  • May 11, 2019

    She was kind, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. She was patient and listened to my questions and answered them all; as well as providing additional relevant information I needed. I’d like to have her provide any future care I may need but mostly I’m pretty healthy. This provider has rare qualities and I’d trust her with anyone in my family.

  • May 11, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, explained the procedure very well, was straight forward and answered all of my questions very nicely, took all the time required.

  • May 09, 2019

    She is very good communicator and great Doctor.

  • Apr 27, 2019

    Pleasant and very knowledgeable!

  • Apr 27, 2019

    She answered all questions and explained completely all aspects of theprocedure.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    Always very kind and informative

  • Apr 17, 2019

    AMAZING!! From the minute I left my car with the valet to the minute I picked up my car, every staff member I incountered was terrific and very friendly.

  • Apr 14, 2019

    She is so caring. I have struggle with this health issue for years. Came to her like one more Dr . But she gave me so much confidence that I can do this. I have not taking care of my health like I should . But she encourage me . Just by her listening to me and caring for me . I do not have words to express how grateful I am . That I found someone that cares.

  • Apr 13, 2019

    Great Provider. Very Professional, knowledgeable, empathic, and patient orientated. Won my confidence entirely. Explanations and information given were clear and presented in a wholly understandable way. Bravo Zulu

  • Apr 12, 2019

    My visit went very well very happy with results

  • Apr 11, 2019


  • Apr 08, 2019

    Provider was very professional, attentive and showed concern about my condition. She explained every step of the way in the procedure she implemented and the reason why she chose that procedure. She spent plenty if time with and I did not feel rushed or hurrie.

  • Apr 07, 2019

    Very knowledgeable. Good listener and explains options well. We can weigh the pros and cons together. She is patient and understanding and very upbeat. I appreciate the way she engages and discusses matters. And she can talk about the short term and the future.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    Hi, she was very professional and took the time to explain everything to me and in great detail and it was extremely helpful. I would go back to see her any time.

  • Apr 03, 2019


  • Mar 29, 2019

    Well, it was very good for me, he was very professional and he answered all the questions I asked him and he was very kind.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    I was referred to Dr. Kate to have her see if she could solve the mystery of what I called my "chronic cough", which I had struggled with for years, and have seen many doctors in hope of finding a cure.Dr. Kate figured it out, and I am now on the road to getting over the "cough" that I have struggled with for so long.Thank you Kate, and OSHU.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Outstanding. Katherine was knowledgeable, understandable and friendly. Took enough time and explained everything thoroughly. A real pro.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Candid, professional and caring.

  • Mar 17, 2019

    Competent, friendly service. Dr. Kate (ENT) and her staff are respectful and show genuine concern for the patient.

  • Mar 15, 2019

    Yes, I think she is very accurate and very thorough in her work and she's open to listening and adjusting medications and such and I think she's very personable and relates well to her patients.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    She was attentive, listened well, and was good at explaining the tests done, the diagnosis and treatment options.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    She asked good questions of me regarding my situation, and was very helpful in giving me some options medically, and prescription wise, to help me with my issues, and I will see her again to follow up.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Both she & the technician were so respectful of my fears, gently giving me details in advance so that I wouldn’t be startled or unprepared.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    Catherine was very wonderful to work with. She cares. She remembered me. She was kind and thoughtful and she had a wonderful sense of humor. And so I really appreciate her. Thank you.

  • Mar 12, 2019

    It was a very nice experience from the moment I get off the elevator and they registered me, and checked me in, to the exam, people helping me get to where I needed to go, getting on the right elevators. Everything was very nice. Everybody was lovely. It was a very good experience, very knowledgeable. The speech therapist was amazing and it was a good experience. Okay. Thank you very much. Bye.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    She was very thorough, friendly, knowledgeable, gentle, helpful,Informative.

  • Mar 03, 2019

    very thorough, clear explanations,

  • Mar 02, 2019

    Kate was very knowledgable and thorough in explaining everything and took a lot of time with this appointment.

  • Feb 28, 2019

    Extremely likely!

  • Feb 27, 2019

    Katherine was so thorough, compassionate and caring. I felt like she went above and beyond to try and get to the bottom of my issues and help.

  • Feb 24, 2019

    She examined my ears and suggested that I take Flonase for a month to clear up possible congestion/hearing loss; and if necessary, to contact OHSU Audiology for standard hearing test to measure if hearing aid(s) are deemed necessary.

  • Feb 22, 2019

    She was very thorough and explained everything to me. I was very nervous and she was able to keep me calm and relaxed

  • Feb 22, 2019

    Very proffesional and showed a definite concern for my problem

  • Feb 04, 2019

    Cool informative nice

  • Feb 03, 2019

    She took the time to get a detailed history of my chronic cough, breathing issues and fatigue and how they had been treated before doing a physical exam with the scope. She was professional, compassionate and clear in her proposed way to address my cough, a two week course of 30 mg of Prednisone, plus some therapy to learn how to interrupt the cough spasms. I was impressed and hope it helps.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    Professional, excellent communicator.

  • Feb 01, 2019

    I was very impressed with her. She knew exactly what my problem was and has set me up to get over the problem. I wish that I had seen her many years ago.

  • Jan 31, 2019

    My experience was exceptional she was on time. She's very thorough. She did everything great. I was very impressed. Thank you.

  • Jan 26, 2019


  • Jan 26, 2019

    They were very through and explained everything for my understanding.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    Kate is wonderful to work with and she is very attentive. I don't know what else to tell you other than she's great, and I would feel free and comfortable recommending her to anyone. Thank you.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    She was very professional - knowledgeable and thorough - and very friendly. My only (minor) criticism: she should learn to adjust the speed of her speech to second-language speakers of English, like me.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    Very knowledgeable, clearly explained procedure and thoughts on cause of my condition, worked well with the other doctor in the room.

  • Jan 18, 2019

    She was efficient, thorough, gentle, communicative, and expert in her care.

  • Jan 15, 2019

    She's smart, attentive, listens well, very interactive.. I wish she could be my primary care doctor!

  • Jan 14, 2019

    My experience was friendly and thorough. I felt at ease and informed with what the procedure would entail from the Dr's. I would highly recommend Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Kate is very thorough, and answers all of my questions. She is always friendly, helpful and respectful.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    Katherine is awesome. She takes her time to really listen to what you are saying and then makes sure when she answers your questions that you understand. She explains all the medications and their side effects to help you make good decisions about your health.

  • Jan 05, 2019

    She is very enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and articulate. She listens well and really seems to hear what you are saying. She wants your input so it is a dialogue. I understand what we are doing and why. We have plans and alternatives. I like her a lot!

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