Mandy J Breedt, ARNP

"I know when a patient meets our team it is often one of the scariest moments in their lives. I'm continually amazed by how families allow you to be a part of this intimate time; allowing you to care and support them every step of the way. I find it a privilege to share this journey with families."

  • Mandy Breedt is a pediatric nurse practitioner within the Division of Neurosurgery at Seattle Children's Hospital. Mandy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington. She worked as a nurse at Seattle Children's Hospital with the Hematology/Oncology Department before going on to be a nurse working specifically with the brain tumor population. She went on to receive her master's degree from University of Washington as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Since obtaining her masters degree (2009), Mandy has been a member of the Neurosurgery team at Seattle Children's.

    She has a special interest in pediatric brain tumors. She enjoys developing a relationship with families from new diagnosis following them through the course of their illness. Mandy is a certified ELNEC trainer in Palliative Care Services. She has been invited to speak about palliative care at the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses national conference.

    In 2008, Mandy was the Recipient of the Harold and John Steinberg Excellence in Nursing Oncology Award. She was also nominated for the Harold and John Steinberg Excellence in Nursing Oncology Award (2006, 2007) and a recipient of the Daisy Award for Exceptional Nursing in 2006.

    Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, she feels privileged to have had such an incredible childhood, spending many hours with her family in the wilderness with plenty of extraordinary experiences. Her interests include spending time with her family and dogs, hiking, and traveling to warm places.

    • Julia Kingston, WA 04.11.14

      Three yrs ago I met Mandy for a brain surgery and she was so nice, sweet and helpful to me and my Mom. I went back to Childrens this week for a pre op and i was so excited that i was going to meet up with her again! I am thrilled that i will be working with her during my next surgery! Mandy you are AMAZING!

    • Rachel Overland Park, KS 04.10.14

      This recommendation is long overdue. My husband and I first met Mandy back in September 2010 when our tiny little son was born, had a brain hemorrhage, and developed hydrocephalus. Long story short -- we dealt with Mandy and the rest of the neurosurgery department frequently for over a year. I have good things to say about everyone, but Mandy especially was always friendly and warm and a joy to talk with. When we moved it was difficult for us to leave a neurosurgery team we knew so well. After we'd been gone about a year I called with a question and left a message on the nurses line. Mandy called right back and was helpful as usual. It was good to hear her voice again. Before we got into a conversation about my question she asked, with genuine concern, how our son was doing. Mandy and the rest of the Seattle neurosurgery department will forever be special to us.

    • Julia Kingston, WA 12.12.13

      I met Mandy last year around Christmas time at my annual doctors appointment, and i was really happy with meeting her. I was really nervous when she brought in MRI photos and after consulting with doctors, she told me and my Mom that i couldnt go home that day due to that i was to go in for emergency brain surgery. I just wanted to take the time to thank her for the time she took explain the procedures to me and my Mom, and answer all the questions that were running a mile a minute in my head. Thank You Mandy!!


Board Certification(s)

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Medical/Professional School

University of Washington School of Nursing, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Pediatric brain tumors