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Kathryn “Molly” Blau, MD, MS

Assistant Professor

Locations of Practice


Dr. Blau is a radiation oncologist who specializes in treating brain tumors and gynecologic cancers. She has special expertise in stereotactic radiotherapy. She practices at FHCC South Lake Union and Harborview.

Patient Care Philosophy

Cancer doesn’t always read the rule book, and each patient’s journey is unique. There is often more than one possible treatment path and patients may feel pressure to make the “right” choice. I strive to get to know each individual patient’s hopes, fears, and priorities to help shape the best treatment plan and support system for each patient.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree: Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Masters Degree: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH

Internship: Internal Medicine, Mercy Health – The Jewish Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Residency: Radiation Oncology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Selected Publications from a Total of 11

  1. Havard M, Cho MK, Magnus D. Triggers for research ethics consultation. Sci Transl Med. 2012 Jan 25;4(118):118cm1. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.3002734. PMID: 22277965.
  2. Allyse MA, Sayres LC, Havard M, King JS, Greely HT, Hudgins L, Taylor J, Norton ME, Cho MK, Magnus D, Ormond KE. Best ethical practices for clinicians and laboratories in the provision of noninvasive prenatal testing. Prenat Diagn. 2013 Jul;33(7):656-61. doi: 10.1002/pd.4144. Epub 2013 May 21. PMID: 23613322.
  3. Harvey H, Havard M, Magnus D, Cho MK, Riedel-Kruse IH. Innocent fun or “microslavery”? An ethical analysis of biotic games. Hastings Cent Rep. 2014 Nov-Dec;44(6):38-46. doi: 10.1002/hast.386. PMID: 25412975.
  4. Sharp RR, Taylor HA, Brinich MA, Boyle MM, Cho M, Coors M, Danis M, Havard M, Magnus D, Wilfond B. Research ethics consultation: ethical and professional practice challenges and recommendations. Acad Med. 2015 May;90(5):615-20. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000640. PMID: 25607942
  5. Cho MK, Taylor H, McCormick JB, Anderson N, Barnard D, Boyle MB, Capron AM, Dorfman E, Havard K, Reider C, Sadler J, Schwartz P, Sharp RR, Danis M, Wilfond BS. Building a Central Repository for Research Ethics Consultation Data: A Proposal for a Standard Data Collection Tool. Clin Transl Sci. 2015 Aug;8(4):376-87. doi: 10.1111/cts.12268. Epub 2015 Mar 10. PMID: 25758372
  6. Ganapathi SS, Havard ME, Ferguson M, Cole BL, Millard NE, Vitanza NA. Extramedullary Hematopoiesis in the Dura Mater During Treatment of a CNS Embryonal Tumor. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2020 Oct 7. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000001962. PMID: 33031159.
  7. Havard M, Esslinger H, Mierzwa M, Kharofa J, Takiar V. Increased Pain Reporting by Head and Neck Cancer Patients at Radiation Oncology Consultation: A Quality-of-Life Analysis. Laryngoscope. 2021 Feb;131(2):326-332. doi: 10.1002/lary.28784. Epub 2020 Jul 1. PMID: 32609888.