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Elaine M Harrington, MD

Provider group name: 
Via Christi Clinic East 21st
9211 E 21st St
Wichita, KS 67206
University of Kansas Medical Center 1992 (Residency), University of Kansas School of Medicine 1989 (Medical School)
Areas of interest within specialty: 
  • Child development
  • Learning disabilities and related problems
  • Childhood obesity 
Year joined Via Christi: 
Professional memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics

Community involvement: 
  • Faculty member at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Hometown: Brockton, Massachusetts (home of Rocky Marciano, the famous boxer!)

Pets: Two golden retrievers, Athena and Max.

Hobbies and interests: Camping, scrapbooking, hiking, walking my dogs, doing things with my son (scouts, camping, movies, etc.).

Vacation spot: Backpacking in the Swiss Alps, specifically near Zermatt and the Matterhorn.

Volunteer activities: Girl and Boy Scouts, church committees and activities, teaching community FA/CPR, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, Meals on Wheels, and my son's school/fraternity.

Why I chose pediatrics: I was teaching special education at the Institute of Logopedics (now Heartspring) and was interested in the medical aspects of what makes these kids "tick." I enjoy kids and Dr. Mark Springer (my senior resident) encouraged me to pursue pediatrics when I was a medical student.

Why I chose Via Christi Clinic: I liked the idea of working as a team with the patient as the focus.

Dr. Harrington is the 2009 recipient of the Kansas Alliance of Advanced Nurse Practitioners' State Award of Excellence for a Nurse Practitioner Advocate.


Dr. Harrington is a class instructor for Via Christi Clinic's Shapedown classes for overweight children and teenagers, and their families.