Kristen N. Hayward, MD, MS

Kristen N. Hayward, MD, MS


On staff since August 2004

Children's Title: Director, Quality Improvement

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

    • Nicole Sequim, WA. 02.28.14

      Dr. Hayward has been our daughter's Rheumatologist since Jan. 2007. She is absolutely amazing. She is generous with her time answering all questions we have in appointments and makes time to see us when we need urgent visits. She has been simultaneously able to work with other physicians to collaborate and find new treatment plans when my daughters disease was out of control, while maintaining control as the leader of our treatment team. She is always researching new treatments for our daughters conditions. I am always grateful for her loving, kind hearted energy and compassion. We love Dr. Hayward!!

    • Jill Lake Stevens, WA 11.14.11

      We love Kristin's calm and smiley personality and the way she talks directly to our daughter. She takes the time to answer questions, explain things and conduct a thorough exam. I know providers are really busy but she never makes our time feel rushed. We really appreciate that and it gives us confidence when making decisions for our child's welfare.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2017 Seattle Magazine 2017
    Fellow’s Research Day Award - Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle Children's Hospital Jan. 1, 2009


Medical/Professional School

University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco
University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle


Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Pediatric Rheumatology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

Clinical Interests

Resident education/medical training

Research Description

My research interests include the identification of biomarkers in juvenile autoimmune disorders, as well as appropriate integration of research findings into clinical care.

Research Focus Area

Translational Research