Kathryn P. Lowry, MD

Physician
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Physician
UW Medicine
Specialty:
Radiology
“My goal is to offer supportive and compassionate patient care that is based on the most up-to-date scientific evidence.”
— Dr. Lowry
Why do you practice oncology?

For Kathryn Lowry, MD, she decided to become a breast imager because she "believe[s] that breast imaging can improve women’s health by detecting breast cancers when they are smaller and more easily treated." "Undergoing screening and work-up for breast cancer is difficult in so many ways," she says. "As a breast imager, I hope to help patients feel supported throughout this process, and offer the information they need to make decisions that are aligned with their values." Dr. Lowry's hope is that we become better at estimating breast cancer risk for individual women so that we can maximize the benefit of screening for women who need it most, and reduce unnecessary testing in women at lower risk. When she's not working, Dr. Lowry says she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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Provider background

Specialty: Radiology

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
Harvard Medical School
Residency
Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship
Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certification
Diagnostic Radiology, 2017, American Board of Radiology
Other
Internship, Internal Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Languages
English

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.

Press

SCCA providers are often asked to give their medical expertise for press and news publications. Read articles by or about this SCCA provider.

‘Wake-up call’: Providers log substantially fewer breast biopsies with cancer diagnoses

SCCA’s Kathryn Lowry, MD, was quoted in Radiology Business about how while screening numbers are rising there is still a large number of women who are not getting screened.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Registered nurse (RN)
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

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