Meet the Team

"A good physician treats the disease, a great physician treats the patient." - William Osler

Kathryn Baker

(She/ her)



Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Education and Training

  • B.S. in Zoology:  UW- Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Doctor of Osteopathy: University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA
  • Internship: Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program, Tucson, Arizona
  • Residency: University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, Arizona
  • Fellowship: Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Practice Experience

  • 2015-present:  Northwest Rheumatology Associates, Portland, OR
  • 2009-2015: Legacy Health Care, Portland, OR
  • 2008-2009: Tuality Health Care, Hillsboro, OR
  • 2005-2009: Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR

Practice Philosophy

I hope to provide compassionate care and education to patients.  I strive to have open communication with my patients so that they are able to make informed decisions about their health.


I have lived in Portland since 2003.  I enjoy running, swimming and spending time with my husband and two children.