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Kathryn L. Dawson, MD

Accepting New Patients
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9427 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 495
Portland, OR 97225
2328.6 miles away
Speaks: English
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Providence Heart Clinic – St. Vincent

9427 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 495, Portland, OR 97225

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About Kathryn L. Dawson

I decided on cardiology because the heart and its physiology made sense to me, intuitively. During fellowship I enjoyed working with my hands and making decisions quickly during emergencies in the cath lab, so I pursued additional training in interventional cardiology. I then sub-specialized in high-risk PCI and chronic total occlusions because I wanted to be able to offer patients the complete breadth of options for management of their coronary artery disease. I was struck by several patients in fellowship who had been discharged on hospice from other institutions due to left main disease because they were not felt to be surgical candidates. PCI has advanced substantially in recent years, allowing us to provide most patients with thorough revascularization with good long-term outcomes. It is important to me to be able to offer these options to patients if it is within their goals of care. I find a great deal of value in having risk/benefit discussions with every patient to determine the procedures that best fit their needs. My medical school training was completed in my home state of Nevada at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. I then completed my internal medicine residency at Oregon Health and Science University here in Portland. I then went to the University of Washington in Seattle for cardiology fellowship, interventional cardiology fellowship and stayed on for an additional year in high risk and CTO PCI. In my free time I enjoy hiking with my family and trying new restaurants as well as spending a decent amount of time chasing our toddler son. I feel my most important role as a provider is to provide patients with options when they have coronary artery disease that is considered high risk and/or not suitable for surgery. Whether that is due to their medical co-morbidities, heart failure or the extent of their coronary artery disease.

Residency

Oregon Health Sciences University
2016

Medical School

University of Nevada Medical School
2013

Fellowship

University of Washington Department of Cardiology Cardiovascular Diseases Residency and Fellowships
2022

Fellowship

University of Washington Department of Cardiology Cardiovascular Diseases Residency and Fellowships
2019

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
Providence Heart Clinic – St. Vincent
9427 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 495
Portland, OR 97225

Providence Heart Clinic Valve Center St. Vincent
9427 Southwest Barnes Road, Suite 495
Portland, OR 97225

Clinical Interests

  • Abnormal Calcium Score
  • Abnormal Coronary Angiography
  • Abnormal Electrocardiogram (Ekg)
  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Acute Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Adenosine Stress Test
  • Advanced Lipid Testing
  • Anomalies Of The Coronary Artery
  • Anomalous Left Coronary Artery From The Pulmonary Artery (Alcapa)
  • Aortic Diseases
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atherectomy
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis Of The Aorta
  • Athletic Heart Syndrome
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular Block
  • Atrioventricular Septal Defect
  • Autoimmune Pericarditis
  • Av Nodal Arrhythmia
  • Blood Clot
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Angina
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Cardiac Catheterization Complications
  • Cardiac Conduction Defects
  • Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy
  • Cardiac Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Risk Assessment
  • Cardiac Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiorenal Syndrome
  • Cardiospasm
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Disorders
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Chronic Total Occlusion
  • Complete Atrioventricular Block
  • Conduction Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure (Chf)
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Fistula
  • Coronary Artery Stent Placement
  • Coronary Calcium Scoring
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dobutamine Stress Test
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Echocardiography
  • Edwards Sapien Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve
  • Elevated Creatine Kinase
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Familial Arrhythmias
  • Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Family History Of Heart Disease
  • Family History Of Sudden Cardiac Death
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Racing
  • Holter Monitor
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Infiltrative Disorders Of The Heart
  • Intra Aortic Balloon Pump
  • Intravascular Ultrasound
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Limb Salvage
  • Malignant Hypertension
  • Microvascular Dysfunction
  • Mitral Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Myocardial Infarction (Mi)
  • Myocarditis
  • Myxoma
  • Nuclear Cardiology Test Reading
  • Orthopnea
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Palpitations
  • Papillary Muscle Disorders
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Tachycardia
  • Paroxysmal Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Patent Foramen Ovale
  • Patent Foramen Ovale Closure
  • Pericardial Effusion
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Pre Excitation Syndrome
  • Premature Atrial Contraction
  • Premature Beats
  • Premature Ventricular Contractions
  • Preoperative Evaluation
  • Preventative Cardiology
  • Prinzmetals Angina
  • Pulmonary Artery Stenosis
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Valve Disorders
  • Pulmonary Valve Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  • Radial Coronary Access
  • Refractory Angina
  • Replacement Cardiac Valve
  • Rheumatic Mitral Regurgitation
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
  • Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis With Insufficiency
  • Rhythm Disorder
  • Right Bundle Branch Block
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Hypertrophy
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect Repair
  • Stent Thrombosis
  • Stenting
  • Stress Echo Cardiogram
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Thrombosis
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Transthoracic Echocardiogram
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Valve Stenosis
  • Valvular Endocarditis
  • Vasovagal Syncope
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Virtual Care
  • Vo2 Measurement
  • Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome