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Kristi M. Harrington, MD, PhD

Breast Surgery
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  • 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
  • English
  • French
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
Philosophy of Care

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 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.

University of Colorado - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Boulder, CO
Medical Education
University of Colorado - Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
University of Washington - Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Seattle, WA
Leadership Position
  • Overlake Medical Center & Clinics - Medical Director, Cancer Services
Professional Memberships
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Disease
  • American Medical Association
Top Doctors (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
Seattle Met


Video URL
Women and Cancer: How to Live an Empowered Life