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Brownlee, Kathryn Willoughby, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.95 out of 5 | 256 reviews
Hematology and Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Matthews
(980) 302-7010
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Patient Comments 8 reviews
November 30, 2020
Dr. Brownlee is the best.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, NC

November 26, 2020
Dr Brownlee is so wonderful she always listens to my concerns and I never feel like she is to busy or trying to rush me out. I feel like she is so good with educating me and so knowledgeable. She also remembers what we talked about the last visit which is so impressive to me. Dr Brownlee is the reason I come to that office after moving to the Charlotte area I tried three other Oncologist but none seemed like the right fit for me and then I came to Dr Brownlee and I had to look no further she is the best in my opinion.
-Patient in GASTONIA, NC

November 25, 2020
I would definitely recommend *Dr. Brownlee!
-Patient in INDIAN TRAIL, NC

November 17, 2020
*Dr. Brownlee was recommended to me & I am very pleased with my care & her concerns for me.
-Patient in MATTHEWS, NC

October 23, 2020
I have shared my experience with a friend - no one was rushed.
-Patient in MATTHEWS, NC


Practice locations
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Matthews
(980) 302-7010
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Ballantyne
(980) 302-7120

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Medical School:
Medical University of South Carolina

Mayo Clinic - Scottsdale 2010

Medical University of South Carolina 2013

Medical University of South Carolina 2016

Board Certifications:
Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

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Medicine, and oncology specifically, have been a calling for me from a young age. My family has no medical professionals, yet I knew from childhood that a career in medicine was in my future. I have always had a particular interest in the science of oncology and the incredible advancements in cancer treatments that have occurred in the last century. Today, I am a hematology and oncology specialist focusing on the treatment and management of breast and lung cancers.

My colleagues and I believe in a team approach to care. That is why I serve on thoracic and breast tumor site councils and the committee for cancer at Novant Health. This is an opportunity for us to come together with our colleagues to discuss cases, explore treatment options and develop care plans for our patients as a team.

What I love most about oncology is the relationships I develop with my patients and their families. Cancer can often be a long journey, and I consider it an honor to help patients navigate through these challenging times and beyond.

I am originally from Columbia, South Carolina, and did most of my training in my home state at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. After completing my medical training, my husband and I relocated to Charlotte to be close to family. I am happily married to my husband, and we have two boys who are the light of our lives. In my personal time, I enjoy exploring nature with my children, traveling and reading, as well as daily exercise.

Special Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Breast Cancer, Hematology

Gender: Female