Kristen Bennett

Kristen Bennett | Pediatric Resident
PL-3 Resident

Hometown: Fairport, New York

College/Medical School: Cornell University/University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences


  • Dancing
  • Running
  • Hiking
  • Downhill Skiing
  • Cooking and baking

Travels/Languages: I spend most of my time off in the Adirondack Mountains in Northern New York, and also enjoy traveling out west to ski in the Rocky Mountains. I spent a month in Ecuador during medical school (where I was made to learn some Spanish by immersion!) and I cannot wait to go back someday!

An Interesting Fact About Yourself: I learned to tap dance when I was young and since then have performed to almost every genre of music!

Why Did You Choose UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: When I came from my interview, I was really impressed by the supportive faculty and enthusiastic residents. I am also still undecided about what I want to do within pediatrics, and Children's is a wonderful place to explore all of the options!