Darrell A. Owens D.N.P., A.R.N.P. Accepting new patients

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Geriatric medicine, Palliative care, Primary care - internal medicine




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.

Personal Interests

In his free time, Dr. Owens enjoys spending time on the Washington coast, college football and spending time with his son.
Palliative and Supportive Care at Northwest

Palliative and Supportive Care at Northwest

1530 North 115th St, Suite 110 Seattle, WA 98133


Hospital medicine, Palliative care, Post-acute care, Senior care (geriatrics)

Univ. of Alabama

Medical education, 2010

Seattle Pacific University-School of Health Sciences

Medical education, 2007

Seattle Pacific University-School of Health Sciences

Medical education, 2005, Palliative Care


Board Certifications
  • Gerontological Nurse Practitioner, 2008, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Adult Health Nurse Practitioner, 2007, American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2005, National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses