Katherine Hisert M.D.,Ph.D.

University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Katie Hisert completed her bachelor of science at Brown University, and followed by a combined MD-PhD degree at the Tri-Institutional MD-PhD program in New York City, receiving her PhD in Microbial Pathogenesis from Rockefeller University. After completing medical school, she performed internal medicine residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Katie moved to Seattle for fellowship training in pulmonary and critical care medicine at University of Washington. At UW, Katie pursued her interest in innate immune responses to bacterial infection by focusing her research on the pathogenesis of CF while working in the laboratory of Dr. Pradeep Singh. She has now works with the researchers at the Center for Lung Biology, who study mechanisms of inflammation initiation and resolution in the lungs. Katie's research aims to understand the role of monocytes and macrophages in regulating inflammation in CF, and how CFTR channel activity may influence myeloid cells functions. Katie also cares for patients in the UW Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinic.