Kristin N Maher, MD, PhD

Kristin N Maher, MD, PhD

Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Hematology, Pediatric Vascular Neurology Program

On staff since September 2021

Children's Title: Attending Physician

Academic Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine

Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

"I am excited and honored to be part of the hematology team here at Seattle Children’s hospital. I am passionate about providing excellent clinical care to all children with hematologic disorders, with a focus on bleeding and clotting disorders. I am particularly interested in advancement of research and collaborative care to address the needs of adolescents and young adults with heavy menstrual bleeding and hormone-related thrombosis."

  • Biography

    Kristin Maher, MD PhD, is an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Her clinical and research interests focus on disorders of hemostasis and thrombosis.

    Prior to medical school Dr. Maher completed a doctorate in chemistry, an experience that still helps fuel her interest in the complexity of the coagulation system. After her fellowship in pediatric hematology-oncology at the University of Colorado she also completed an additional fellowship in hemostasis and thrombosis at the University of Michigan.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Maher KN, Quint EH, Weyand AC
      Management of Contraception in Adolescent Females With Hormone-Related Venous Thromboembolism.
      35428559 The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2022 Apr 12
    • Maher KN, Gibson E, Warren BB, Funk SM, Shearer R, Buckner TW, Wang M, Manco-Johnson MJ, Ng CJ
      Prophylaxis for children with moderate hemophilia: Use of a guideline to increase early initiation.
      32881253 Pediatric blood & cancer, 2021 Jan. : 68(1)e28577
  • Presentations
    Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Hormone-Related Thrombosis in Adolescent Girls: Risk Factors and Management Challenges American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Conference Portland, OR April 2021
    Modulation of Thrombin-Induced Platelet Activation by Defibrotide 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting & Exposition Orlando, FL Dec. 2019


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Medical/Professional School

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


University of Colorado School of Medicine GME, Aurora, CO