Kristen Nicole Hayward, MD, MS

Kristen Nicole Hayward, MD, MS

Rheumatology, Autoimmune Kidney Disease

On staff since August 2004

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

    • Tracey Great Falls 03.11.19

      She is amazing. After our initial visit just today 3/11/19 we have a calm, more positive and already know she will be an invaluable, intregral part in our son's recovery. We didn't feel rushed even though you know she is so needed elsewhere everyday, all day. Thank you!

    • Kat Seattle, WA 02.28.18

      I can not say enough good things about Dr.Hayward. We are always impressed by her knowledge and her humor while presenting options in a way my daughter can understand and help her to feel empowered to make decisions about her care. Thank you for all you do!

    • 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 TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2017 Seattle Magazine 2017
    Fellow’s Research Day Award - Seattle Children's Hospital Seattle Children's Hospital Jan 1, 2009


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Rheumatology

Medical/Professional School

University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
University of Washington School of Public Health, Seattle, WA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

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