Katherine E. Tierney, MD


Assistant Professor

Clinical Science

Dr. Katherine E. Tierney is a Northwest Permanente Medical Group practitioner serving as an attending physician in the Department of Gynecologic Oncology at the Mt. Talbert Medical Offices in Clackamas, Oregon. Dr. Tierney’s research in women’s health and gynecologic oncology have focused on HPV, precancerous lesions, and cervical cancer.

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Education and Training

BA, University of Southern California
MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Postdoctoral training
Resident, Obstetrics And Gynecology, Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center
Fellow, Gynecologic Oncology, Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center

Professional Positions

Obstetrics and Gynecology, Per Diem Attending
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Clinical Instructor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Attending Physician, Gynecologic Oncology
Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Attending Physician, Gynecologic Oncology
Northwest Permanente Medical Group

Honors and Awards

Lawrence C. Welch Essay Prize
Ray and Fern Wilson Scholarship, Interest and Research in Oncology
Daniel R. Mishell, Jr. Teaching Award, Outstanding Medical Student Educator
Resident Research Award: Outstanding Scientific Research Endeavor
Portland’s Top Doctors and Nurses
Portland Monthly

Scholarly Activities

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts
  • Uhrinak AN, Tierney KE, Duncan KL, Matsuo K. Intraocular metastasis from primary cervical cancer: a case report and review of the literature. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2015;12:61-3. PMID: 26076161.
  • Matsuo K, Tierney KE, Schnieder DM, Mhawech-Fauceglia P, Roman LD, Gershenson DM. Characteristics of ovarian tumors of low malignant potential in BRCA mutation carriers: a case series. Gynecol Oncol Rep. 2015 Jun;13:36-9. PMID: 26425718. 
  • Tierney KE, Lin PS, Amezcua C, Matsuo K, Ye W, Felix JC, Roman LD. Cervical conization of adenocarcinoma in situ: a predicting model for residual disease. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Apr;210(4):366.e1-5. PMID: 24370689. ACOG MOC required reading. 
  • Tierney KE, Matsuo K, Roman LD. Chapter: Management of cervical dysplasia. Handbook of Gynecology. 2016. 
  • Tierney KE, Ji L, Dralla S, Yoo E, Yessaian AA, Pham H, Roman LD, Sposto R, Mhawech-Fauceglia P, Lin YG. Endoplasmic reticulum stress in complex atypical hyperplasia as a possible predictor of occult carcinoma and progestin response. Gynecol Oncol. 2016;143 (3):650-654. PMID 27771165.