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The Top Doctor award is a peer-nominated award for providers who give exceptional care.

Katy Pennington, MD

Fred Hutch
UW Medicine
Gynecologic Oncology
“I believe that cancer care is a partnership, and I strive to empower every person to be actively involved in their care.”
— Dr. Pennington

Provider background

Specialty: Gynecologic Oncology

Area of clinical practice

Gynecologic cancers, high risk prevention

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Undergraduate Degree
University of Michigan
Medical Degree
University of Michigan Medical School
University of Michigan, Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Washington, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Board Certification
Gynecologic Oncology, 2018; Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2011, American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Seattle Met's 2022 Top Doctors award

Dr. Pennington has received this peer-nominated award for her exceptional patient care multiple years in a row.


Clinical trials

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Your care team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care 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)
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Patient care coordinator
Patient care coordinator
Your patient care coordinator works closely with you and your doctor and serves as your scheduler.


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