Katherine Parikh, MSN, ARNP, AGNP-C

Katherine Parikh, MSN, ARNP, AGNP-C

Katherine Parikh, MSN, ARNP, AGNP-C

  • Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, Fred Hutch
  • Teaching Associate, Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine


“Getting to know my patients as people is valuable to me. I want patients to feel like we are on a team together and to have confidence that we are creating a treatment plan that’s right for them.”

— Katherine

What brought you to oncology?

I was working in corporate finance and had the unfortunate experience of having several family members diagnosed with cancer. I had been feeling unfulfilled, and the situation made me take a step back and reevaluate what I wanted for a career. Fast-forward a few years, and I became a nurse practitioner. I am glad for the opportunity to join Fred Hutch and support patients with cancer.

What do you hope it's like for a patient to work with you?

When someone gets a cancer diagnosis, it can be overwhelming. So many questions come up for each patient and their family members, and it can be hard to navigate. I want to be able to help people feel less overwhelmed by breaking things down in a way they can understand, so they feel comfortable with their care throughout the process. I made my career switch because I want to help patients feel less lost and more cared for.

Provider Background

Specialty: Endocrinology

Area of clinical practice

Thyroid cancer, adrenal cancer

I am an advanced registered nurse practitioner who sees patients at the South Lake Union Clinic.

My focus is on thyroid cancer patients, along with patients who have immunotherapy-related endocrine side effects. It’s great for patients to have the opportunity to participate in trials and have access to the providers who are changing medicine through research.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
University of Texas at Austin

Medical School
Seattle University

Clinical Trials

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