Seattle, WA

Physician, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Represented: Clinicians
Term ended August 2022

Kathleen Kieran, MD, MSc, MME, is a board-certified pediatric urologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and an associate professor of urology at the University of Washington. Her clinical interests include general and prenatal urology and her research interests include healthcare disparities, impact of public health initiatives on pediatric urologic health, and teaching and optimizing communication skills in surgeons.

Kieran received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical research design and statistics from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Iowa. She completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in urology at the University of Michigan, followed by a fellowship in pediatric urology at the University of Tennessee.

She is a member of numerous local, regional, and national societies. Her interest in PCORI stems from her longstanding advocacy for access to quality health care for underserved and othered populations. As a member of a PCORI advisory board, Kieran will advocate for the prioritization of the patient's voice in directing research, and for physicians and other medical providers to better understand the patient-identified barriers to care delivery.

Kieran served on the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research from August 2019 to August 2022.

Conflicts of Interest

As of March 29, 2019

  • Seattle Children’s Hospital, Employer
  • University of Washington, Employer
  • Lourdes Medical Center, Employer, Domestic Partner
  • Sawtelle Family Hospice House, Employer, Parent
  • Society for Women in Urology, President
  • American Urological Association, Western Chapter, Board Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Urology, Board Member, Advocacy Chair
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Washington Chapter, Trustee
  • Washington State Urology Society, Board Member
  • Academy on Communication in Healthcare, Member
  • WAGR Warriors, Member
  • Children’s Oncology Group, Late Urinary Effect Committee, Chair


Person Type
Panel / Committee