Barbara Norquist, MD


Barbara S. Norquist, MD

Dr. Norquist graduated with honors from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2004, and went on to a residency there in obstetrics and gynecology (2004 – 2008).  Following residency, she completed a fellowship in gynecologic oncology (2008 – 2012).  She subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Washington in 2012 in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and is now an Assistant Professor.  Her clinical duties include the care of women with known or suspected gynecologic malignancies, but with an additional focus on those with genetic susceptibility to ovarian cancer.  She is active in translational research, with a current focus in ovarian cancer genomics. She recently received a Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research Scientific Scholar Award to examine the emerging role of mutations in genes other than BRCA1 and BRCA2 in hereditary ovarian cancer.  Her goals are to identify improved strategies for the prevention and treatment of ovarian cancer through genetic biomarkers.