Kathleen M. O'Connell M.D., M.P.H. Accepting new patients

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General surgery, Palliative care, Surgical critical care, Trauma care




Kathleen O’Connell M.D., M.P.H., is a board certified surgeon, critical care physician, and palliative care physician at the University of Washington. She is an assistant professor of Surgery, an adjunct professor of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, and director of Surgical Palliative Care at Harborview Medical Center.

Dr. O’Connell provides services to patients with general surgery conditions and surgical emergencies at Harborview Medical Center. She strives to deliver comprehensive surgical care centered on the patient and family unit. Dr. O’Connell advocates for open and honest communication between patients, families, and the surgical team to ensure that the treatments provided are congruent with patient-identified goals of care.

Personal Interests

Dr. O’Connell enjoys PNW mini vacations, practicing yoga, and playing with her bulldog.
general surgery clinic at harborview

General Surgery Clinic at Harborview

410 9th Avenue Maleng Building, 7th Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Emergency medicine, General surgery, Trauma care

UW - Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Fellowship, 2018, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

UW - Dept. of Surgery

Fellowship, 2017, Trauma & Surgical Critical Care

Medical College of Wisconsin

Residency, 2015, Surgery

Wayne State University SOM

Medical Education, 2010

University of Washington



Board Certifications
  • Surgical Critical Care, 2016, American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery, 2016, American Board of Surgery