Katherine V. Schwab MD

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Accepting New Patients

Board Certification

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology


Dr. Schwab received her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, and her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and Mount Carmel Hospital system in Columbus. Before joining The Polyclinic, she was an attending physician and Clinical Medical Director at Franciscan Women’s Health Associates in Burien, Wash.

Special Interests

Dr. Schwab provides general obstetrics and gynecology services including wellness exams, contraceptive counseling, and family planning. She specializes in high- and low- risk obstetrics; abnormal Pap smear management and colposcopy; abnormal and postmenopausal bleeding; fibroids; and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery, including robotic surgery.

Practice Philosophy

“It is my privilege to provide compassionate care to women throughout every step of life's journey. I hope to develop a trusting relationship with each patient as we navigate through milestones and challenges in life. I look forward to the opportunity to educate my patients and empower them to achieve their optimal health.”


Dr. Schwab is fluent in medical Spanish and speaks conversational Norwegian.

Personal Interests

Outside of work Dr. Schwab enjoys music--both singing and listening--and all kinds of sports including swimming, cycling, running, triathlons, yoga, skiing and hiking. She also loves to travel and has been to several countries, and 46 out of the 50 states. Dr. Schwab and her husband have two young sons.