Kristin Burden, PA-C
“I genuinely enjoy helping others, and being a physician assistant allows me to do that. I hope that my patients feel comfortable with me and know that they can share their concerns with me—big or small.”
Although Kristin Burden remembers always liking her science classes as a child, she attributes her grandmother, a nurse, with inspiring her to pursue a career in the medical field. Now as a physician assistant, Kristin feels a strong connection to the community she serves. “I grew up here in Denver, and it means a lot to me to work with people in the place I consider my home,” she says.
Kristin has experience working as a physician assistant in family practice and with underserved populations, which she believes has helped her develop a greater sense of compassion for others, particularly for those in the aging population. “I like how seniors will often want to spend time talking with me, and that also helps me care for them in a more relational way,” she says.
Kristin received a BS in biology and a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies both from the University of Colorado in Denver. She has been working as a certified physician assistant since 2009.
When she’s not in the clinic, Kristin enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her family, including her daughter and two dogs.