Meet Dr. Harrington & Associates
Dr. Jennifer Harrington | Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Dr. Harrington has a passion for helping her patients age gracefully through surgical and non-surgical techniques. In this lies an immense responsibility for exceptional care and compassion. Therefore, whom you choose to align with for your care in the fields of cosmetic and plastic surgery is paramount.
After earning her undergraduate degree at the University of California - Riverside, Dr. Harrington went on to complete her Doctor of Medicine degree at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She served her general surgery residency at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester and a fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Minnesota. In 2000, she opened Harrington + Associates, a state-of-the-art facility offering reconstructive plastic surgery and soft aesthetics treatments. She a proud member of several professional organizations, including the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, the American Medical Women’s Association and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Harrington considers it an honor when a patient entrusts their concerns to her practice. Her goal is to deliver the safest treatments possible that exceed your expectations, and to educate and empower you to take a proactive role in caring for caring for yourself inside and out. She does this all with an incredibly warm, down to earth, and professional manner that makes her patients feel completely comfortable.
An internationally renowned plastic surgeon, she utilizes her experience, advanced surgical training, unsurpassed technical skills, and sound aesthetic judgment to help patients of all walks of life achieve their unique vision of who they are and the aesthetic appearance they desire. She is well known for bringing the highest standards of medical excellence to procedures of the breast, body and face. Due to her extensive experience performing breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, brow lift and facelift, Dr. Harrington attracts patients from across the state, nation, and world.
Philanthropy is at the heart of Dr. Harrington’s practice. Being a nationally recognized trauma healthcare specialist whose dedication and compassion have led her to travel the world — including Africa, Guatemala and Peru — she has reconstructed and corrected a multitude of deformities on underprivileged children. In fact, her reconstructive surgery skills earned her a reputation of excellence across the nation when she reattached the arms of a two-year-old boy following a devastating accident. Through the years of care, she has developed a close bond with the young man and recently gave a commencement speech at his high school graduation ceremony.
Dr. Harrington has been featured in numerous publications and was named one of the “Best Doctors for Women” by Minnesota Monthly magazine. She has also been honored with a “40 Under 40” award by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal and was included in the Minneapolis / St. Paul Magazine “Top Docs” issue 11 years in a row.
Katie McClellan | Board Certified Physician Assistant
Katie has been a board certified Physician Assistant since 2008. Her true passion has always led her to the fields of wellness, plastic surgery, and cosmetic procedures. She truly believes that there is a special empowerment derived from feeling healthy, confident, and great about the face and body you are showing to the world!
After receiving her Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, Katie went on to obtain her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University Florida. Katie also has a background in orthopedic surgery and family medicine. As a result of her training, she is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA), and Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA).
Katie has also pursued advanced certifications in evidence-based weight loss therapies such as HCG and Phentermine. Her dedication towards the wellness and health of her patients is evident in her work. Katie is attuned to listening to her patients closely and addressing each of their concerns. She believes in building strategies that evolve with her patient’s needs.
Katie has excelled at the skills of injecting neurotoxins such as Botox and Dysport and various dermal fillers and believes these are amazing services to assist in aging gracefully. She is attuned to listening to her patients closely and addressing each concern appropriately.
In her spare time, Katie takes pleasure in staying active and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys playing hockey and snowboarding during the winter months and in the summer she loves to fish, go boating, and exercise.
“I am fortunate to be a part of a field that can truly change people’s lives by making them face the world with a healthy mind, body, and incredible confidence!”
Kristina Thissen | Board Certified Physician Assistant
Kristina, a board certified Physician Assistant, previously practiced in a family medicine setting which acted as a catalyst for her passion for health and wellness. She prides herself on treating her patients as a ‘whole’ and has received extensive training in hormone balancing and weight loss programs. Kristina places great importance on taking adequate time to listen to each patient’s concerns and to address their overall wellbeing. She is compassionate, caring and very easy to talk to which makes addressing personal concerns a comfortable and easy process.
Kristina received her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Biology at the University of Minnesota. She is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants (AASPA), and Minnesota Academy of Physician Assistants (MAPA).
Kristina has also focused much of her practice on mastering cosmetic Injectables such Botox, Dysport, and dermal fillers. She prides herself on educating her patients on the process of these treatments and making them as comfortable as possible. Kristina has great attention to detail, which she believes is vital when performing injections that cater to the desired outcomes of her patients.
In her spare time, Kristina enjoys being with her husband Shawn and daughter Brynlee. They love vacationing at their families’ lake homes during the summer months and traveling to warm destinations in the winter. She also enjoys yoga, running, and playing golf.
“I love my profession! It provides me the facet to make men and women feel cared for and confident about their appearance