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S. Kristina Benda, MD, FAAP*

I enjoy being able to see my patients grow and develop over time, and create lasting relationships with the wonderful families in this community.


Dr. Kristi Benda joined our practice in 2001. She attended Dartmouth College for her undergraduate education and then moved to the Pacific Northwest for medical school and residency at the University of Washington. After residency she spent a year in a sports medicine/musculoskeletal fellowship.

At the age of two and a half, Dr. Benda decided she wanted to be a pediatrician. While at her pediatrician’s office, she announced to her parents, "I want to be a doctor to help children and animals feel better.” Through her work at our Factoria clinic, Dr. Benda now enjoys helping children feel better every day. She is dedicated to careful, quality patient care.

Dr. Benda lives on the Eastside with her husband, two children and their dog, Fritz. In her spare time, she loves doing anything related to the outdoors, including running, hiking, skiing, and mountain climbing. 

*This provider currently has a limited practice and may not be accepting new patients. Please check with the receptionist when scheduling an appointment.  


  • Undergraduate: Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Medical School: University of Washington
  • Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine/Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Other: Sports medicine fellowship 2000-2001 through the University of Washington Department of Orthopedics

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Tuesday, Thursday, Friday