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About Dr. Katherine Morris

After completing a mathematics degree at the University of Washington, Dr. Morris studied medicine at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where her interest was drawn to the study of surgery.  During her training, she was particularly affected by her rotations in cancer surgery, where her patients’ stories, concerns, triumphs, and heartbreak inspired her.

During her seven years of general surgery residency at OHSU, Dr. Morris completed two years of research in Surgical Oncology.

After completing her general surgery residency, Dr. Morris completed a two-year fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, one of the world's leading cancer centers. Here, her training emphasized the surgeon's role in the multidisciplinary treatment of cancer, enabling her to work with the masters of the field while helping patients with complex pancreas, liver, soft tissue, colon, breast, skin, and endocrine cancers.

Today, Dr. Morris enjoys her position as both a Surgical Oncologist and Scientist collaborating with Ph.D.'s and scientists in pushing forward the field of individual cancer care. But she finds her greatest satisfaction in caring for the wide range of people she sees in her private practice at Northwest Surgical Oncology.  

Dr. Katherine Morris training includes:

  • Trained in Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, one of the world’s leading cancer treatment centers.
  • Board Certified
  • Five years experience at Legacy Medical Center
  • Medical Director of Cancer Research at Legacy Health System and Hepatobiliary Program
  • Development of the Legacy Core Oncology Lab Tumor Bank
  • Expertise in hepatobiliary, pancreatic, colon, breast, endocrine and select metastatic cancers
  • Expertise in individualized care, based on molecular analysis of tumors.
  • Expertise in surgical options for end-of-life needs, when cure is no longer an option.


Dr. Katherine Morris
Surgical Oncologist