Karen Jane Souter M.B.B.S., F.R.C.A., M.A.C.M. Not accepting new patients

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General anesthesiology




Karen Jane Souter, M.B.B.S, F.R.C.A., M.A.C.M., is UW Medicine's vice-chair for Education and director of Residents in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. She is also a UW professor and chief of Anesthesiology and adjunct professor of Neurological Surgery.

Dr. Souter believes that the patient is the center of his or her care. As an anesthesiologist, she strives to provide the safest medical care and honor the trust her patients place in her.

Dr. Souter received her medical education at the University of London. She is a recipient of the ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach award in recognition of her work related to resident education. Dr. Souter is an active member of many professional societies related to anesthesia and education. She is secretary of Society for Education for Anesthesia and is president of the Association of Anesthesiology Core Program Directors.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Souter enjoys scuba diving, travel, nature and poetry. She has a daily yoga practice that keeps her healthy and whole.
Anesthesiology Clinical Services at UWMC

Anesthesiology Clinical Services at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195


General anesthesiology, Pain management

St. Bartholomew's Hospital & University of London

Medical education, 1985

Univ. of Western Ontario HSC

Fellowship, Anesthesiology

Addenbrooke's Hospital


Norfolk & Norwich Hospital


East Anglia Anesthesia Training Scheme


Southampton General Hospital


Army Personnel Centre, Disclosures 1


Queen Alexandra Hospital


Brook General Hospital


St. Bartholomew's Hospital (UK)