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Kerstin Edlefsen, M.D., is a board certified hematopathologist at SCCA and a UW assistant professor of Laboratory Medicine.

 Dr. Edlefsen enjoys bringing diverse diagnostic modalities to the diagnosis and monitoring of leukemia and lymphoma, as well as collaborating with clinical colleagues to provide state-of-the-art cancer care. Teaching hematopathology to trainees at all levels is also an important part of her practice. A Seattle native, Dr. Edlefsen earned her M.D. from the UW.

Dr. Edlefsen is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with sub-specialty board certification in Hematopathology. Dr. Edlefsen’s research focuses on the early development of mature B cell neoplasms, particularly as it relates to aging.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Edlefsen enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with family.

SCCA Outpatient Clinic at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave E. Seattle, WA 98109


Cancer care, Oncology

UW - Hematopathology Fellowship

Fellowship, 2009, Hematopathology

UW - Dept. of Pathology

Fellowship, 2007, Surgical Pathology

UW - Dept. of Pathology

Residency, 2006, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical education, 2002


Board Certifications
  • Hematology (Pathology), 2009, American Board of Pathology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, 2007, American Board of Pathology