Kathleen K. Harnden, MD

Kathleen Harnden, MD

Kathleen Harnden, MD

Kathleen K. Harnden, MD

Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine
Years of Experience
Clinical Interests
Breast Cancer

8081 Innovation Park Dr
Level 6 - Potomac Clinic
Fairfax, VA 22031-4867


3580 Joseph Siewick Dr
Fairfax, VA 22033-1764


About Kathleen K. Harnden, MD

Dr. Kathleen Harnden is a specialty care physician board certified in medical oncology and internal medicine at Inova Health System. She has a special interest in the management of breast cancer, particularly in premenopausal women.

Dr. Harnden joined Inova Schar Cancer Institute after the completion of her hematology/oncology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. She is an MBA graduate from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. 

Dr. Harnden has numerous publications in national journals and has presented at national meetings on topics in breast cancer. Her research has focused on early phase clinical trials in breast cancer, breast cancer genomics and individualized treatment for patients based on advanced testing results. She is and has been a principal investigator on several phase I clinical trials in metastatic breast cancer and is interested in developing novel therapies for breast cancer.

A native of Vienna, VA, Dr. Harnden currently resides in Oakton, VA with her husband, a gastroenterology physician, and their three children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, jogging, vacationing on Cape Cod and traveling the world. 


  • Darden School of Business, MBA 2022
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Duke University Medical Center Faculty Resident Research Award
  • National Cancer Institute, NIH, Cancer Research Training Award
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Top Rising Stars Under 40, Washington Life, 2017
  • Top Doctors, Washingtonian, 2018-2022

Blogs and Articles

Inova Schar Cancer named top recruiter to innovative ER+ HER2- breast cancer clinical trial (April 2024)

Breast Cancer Screening and Detection: 5 frequently asked questions (January 2023)

Research and Publications

View list of publications from Dr. Harnden's research

Medical School
University of Southern California School of Medicine
Duke University Hospital
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
7/1/2010 - 7/8/2013
Duke University Hospital
Training Specialty: Hematology/Oncology
6/1/2013 - 6/30/2016

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