Kristi Harrington, MD, PhD

Kristi Harrington, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Cancer Services
Accepting new patients
Specializes in: Breast Surgery
Female | Speaks English
Phone: 425.688.0212

Provider Overview

Kristi Harrington, MD, PhD, has been a breast surgical oncologist since 2001 and is the Medical Director of Cancer Services at Overlake Medical Center. Dr. Harrington’s practice focuses on highly individualized, interdisciplinary management of breast cancer to achieve the best possible outcome. Her goal is to see newly diagnosed patients within 48 hours to help reduce the anxiety that accompanies a cancer diagnosis.

Through education and discussion, Dr. Harrington compassionately guides patients through the treatment decision-making process while considering their personal goals and providing them with evidence-based medical data. Dr. Harrington also has a wealth of experience in managing many non-malignant breast conditions.

Dr. Harrington is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Disease, and the American Medical Association. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and her M.D. at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She completed her surgical residency at the University of Washington/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Dr. Harrington is motivated by helping her patients each step of the way. "I develop relationships with my patients that last decades. I’ve been with my patients for some of the hardest diagnoses of their lives, and to see them doing well years later? That’s what makes it worthwhile,” she says.

Clinical Expertise

Services & Programs

  • Breast Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Individualized, interdisciplinary breast cancer treatment
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy and reducing visible scars
  • Surgical approaches to limit long-term side effects such as lymphedema, including sentinel node biopsy, targeted axillary dissection and axillary dissection
  • Comprehensive management of patients at high risk for breast cancer, including coordination with genetic counseling
  • Advancing the care of breast cancer patients through clinical trials participation
  • Evaluation and management of benign breast conditions

Education and Training

Medical School

  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center


  • University of Washington


  • Chemistry and Biochemistry - University of Colorado

Honors, Achievements & Memberships

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery


  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Disease
  • American Medical Association

Honors & Awards

  • Seattle Met Top Doctors: 2015 - 2019