Kristin Goodsell, MD

Dr. Kristin Goodsell


Montclair, NJ

Medical School:

University of Pennsylvania

Additional Education:

Undergraduate: Stanford University

Resident Bio:

Originally from New Jersey, I went to college in California and then moved to Seattle for work. After returning to the East Coast for medical school, I am thrilled to be back in Seattle for residency.

Personal Interests:

Running, rowing, reading, coffee!

Clinical Interests:

Surgical oncology
Patient-centered outcomes
Surgical equity

Professional Activities:

Association of Women Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
Association of Academic Surgeons

Why UW?

Incredible training in an unbeatable location.


  1. Goodsell, K.E., Mulvey, H.E., Familusi, O.O., Williams, C., Yeguez, A., & Brooks, A. Teaching What Matters: Integrating Surgical Disparities Education into the Core Clerkship. Podium Session III A, Association for Surgical Education Annual Meeting, May 2021
  2. Goodsell, K.E, Soegaard, J.M., Ermer, J.P., Tchou, J.C., Gabriel, P., Shulman, L.N., & Wachtel, H. Current Reporting Practices Related to New Operative Standards for Axillary Staging in Breast Cancer. Abstract Presentation #ASC20210596, Academic Surgical Congress, February 2021
  3. Goodsell KE, Ermer JP, Zaheer S, Kelz RR, Fraker DL, Wachtel H. Double adenoma as a cause of primary hyperparathyroidism: Asymmetric hyperplasia or a distinct pathologic entity? Am J Surg. 2021 Jan 19:S0002-9610(21)00039-8. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2021.01.021. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33551118.
  4. Fieber J, Goodsell K, Kelz RR, Ermer JP, Wirtalla C, Fraker DL, Wachtel H. Racial Disparities in Primary Hyperparathyroidism. World J Surg. 2021 Jan;45(1):180-187. doi: 10.1007/s00268-020-05791-w. Epub 2020 Sep 25. PMID: 32978665; PMCID: PMC7906108.
  5. Goodsell K, Sullivan PZ, Macaluso M, Blue R, Ghenbot Y, Al-Bayar A, Ozturk AK, Pukenas B, Schuster J. Osteoradionecrosis of the Occipitocervical Junction After Radiation for Head and Neck Cancer: A Report of 8 Cases. World Neurosurg. 2020 Jun;138:381-385. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.02.140. Epub 2020 Mar 4. PMID: 32145424.