Kristen A. Zarfos, M.D., F.A.C.S., is assistant professor in the department of surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center and has an active practice in general surgery and breast care.
Dr. Zarfos received her B.A. from Hood College in Frederick, Md., and her M.D. from the University of Maryland Medical School. She took her residency at Yale–New Haven Hospital and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as president of the College's Connecticut Chapter.
Dr. Zarfos has received numerous awards for her advocacy work. Among them are an Official Citation for Outstanding Dedication, Commitment, and Advocacy for the Women of Connecticut from the State General Assembly and a Distinguished Service Award from the Connecticut Division of the American Cancer Society. In February 1997, she was introduced and asked to stand by President Bill Clinton during a televised State of the Union address. She was also a guest speaker with First Lady Hillary Clinton at a White House Media Event on "The Impact of Outpatient Mastectomies on Women with Breast Cancer."