Catherine J. Karr M.D., Ph.D.

Catherine J. Karr M.D., Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Asthma, Environmental & Occupational Medicine, Epidemiology, Pediatrics


English, Krio, Niger-Kordofanian (Other), Spanish


Primary Location

Pediatric Care Center at UWMC-Roosevelt

4245 Roosevelt Way NE, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98105
Phone: 206.598.3000|Map It 

Occupational and Environmental Clinic at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 3rd Floor West Clinic
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Karr is a board certified primary care pediatrician who trained in medicine and pediatrics at the University of Washington. She also provides a specialty practice in pediatric environmental medicine. She has been recognized as a "Top Doctor".

Patient Care Philosophy

I enjoy providing guidance and expertise to families with growing children, to equip them with best evidence for tools and practice for healthy child growth and development. I'm a big believer in an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure and not one size fits all for all families.

Personal Interests

Dr. Karr is the mother of two school aged daughters, which are a highlight of her other career (as a mother).

Clinical Interests

Environmental health; public health and environmental patient care practice.

Research Interests

Child health and environmental factors such as air pollution and asthma; Dr. Karr is the recipient of the 2016-2017 Presidential Early Career Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.


Univ. of Washington, School of MedicineMedical education1999
UW - Dept. of PediatricsInternshipPediatrics
UW - Dept. of PediatricsResidencyPediatrics


Board Certifications

American Board of PediatricsPediatrics2002
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