Chelsea Hardin, MD, FACS

503-297-1351
Areas of Focus: 
Breast Cancer
Laparoscopic and open Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gallbladder removal
Laparoscopic and Open Hernia Repair
Surgical Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Disorders

About Me

“I believe that every patient deserves compassionate, quality health care delivered in a timely fashion.”

- Chelsea Hardin, MD, FACS

Dr. Chelsea Hardin is a board-certified general surgeon with a special interest in the surgical treatment of breast cancer. She has had specialty training in placement of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) catheters, skin and nipple-sparing mastectomies, as well as hidden-scar oncoplastic techniques for the surgical management of breast cancer.

Prior to practicing in Portland, Dr. Hardin helped to open and run a breast center in San Diego. She chose to become a surgeon because it gives her the opportunity to use both her mind and her hands to repair a problem for someone who is suffering. She likes being able to offer a solution that helps get a person back to their regular life.

 

Other Interests: 

Outside of the office, Dr. Hardin enjoys running, cooking, and being active with her two young children.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Specialties: 
Areas of Focus: 
Breast Cancer
Laparoscopic and open Gastrointestinal Surgery
Gallbladder removal
Laparoscopic and Open Hernia Repair
Surgical Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Disorders

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
General Surgery
Education & Training: 
  • Residency, General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2006
  • Internship, General Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2001
  • MD, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, 2000
  • BS, Human Biology, University of Utah, Salt Lake Cit, UT, 1995
Leadership: 
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, OHSU Division of GI and General Surgery
  • St. Vincent Medical Executive Committee, member
  • Breast Cancer Leadership Team, Co-Chair Grossmont Hospital (08-14)
  • Grossmont Hospital Cancer Committee (07 –14)
  • OR Steering Committee, Grossmont Hospital (07 –14)
  • Surgery Supervisory Committee, Grossmont Hospital (09 –14)
  • Tumor Board, Appointed member Grossmont Hospital (06 – 14)
  • Outcomes Committee , Surgeon member Grossmont Hospital (07 – 10)
Honors: 
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, 2006
  • Senior Member, OHSU Resident Advisory Committee, 2005-2006
  • William S. Fletcher Traveling Fellowship Award, 2004-2005
  • Best OHSU Resident Research Paper Award, 2004-2005
  • Resident of the Year Award, St. Vincent’s Hospital, 2004-2005
  • Martin Howard Award for Best Surgical Research Paper, 2003-2004
Publications: 
  • Hardin C, Toth-Fejel S, Pommier R et al. A new hormonal therapy for estrogen receptor negative breast cancer. World J Surg. 2007; 31(5): 1041-6.
  • Hardin C, Toth-Fejel S, Pommier R et al. The relationships between clinician delay of diagnosis of breast cancer and tumor size, nodal status and stage. Am J Surg, 2006 192: 506-508.
  • Hardin C, Toth-Fejel S, Pommier R et al. Understanding the biological mechanisms responsible for breast cancer progression during tamoxifen or fulvestrant treatment. Am J Surg. 2004 Oct; 188(4):426-8.
Volunteer Activities: 
  • Invited speaker, community outreach seminar ("Current Treatment of Breast Cancer")
  • Resident Teaching Faculty, St. Vincent’s Hospital
Other Activities: 
  • The American College of Surgeons
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Oregon Medical Society
  • San Diego County Medical Society