Darrell Owens, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., is the founder, clinic chief and director of the UW Outpatient Primary, Palliative and Supportive Care Program. He is also a UW assistant professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems and Medicine. He is a Seattle Met magazine Top Doctor and Nurse.
Dr. Owens is passionate about working with people with chronic or life-limiting illnesses. As a doctor of nursing practice, he believes people matter until the last moment of their life.
Dr. Owens earned his M.S. from St. Mary's College, his M.S.N. from Seattle Pacific University, and a his D.N.P. from the University of Alabama. He was the first nurse practitioner to receive the Cambia Foundation's Sojourn Award for pioneering work in palliative care. He is a former member of the Commission for the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission.
In his free time, Dr. Owens enjoys spending time on the Washington coast, college football and spending time with his son.