University of Washington Seattle Children's
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Division Faculty

 

Bryan H. King, M.D.

Division Chief
Program Director, Seattle Children’s Autism Center
Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Areas of interest: Developmental psychopathology, intellectual disability, autism and related conditions, behavioral psychopharmacology

 

Christopher K. Varley, M.D.

Training Program Director
Professor
Areas of interest: Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, pediatric psychopharmacology, child psychiatry education and  model training programs

 

Avanti Bergquist, M.D.

Acting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Inpatient psychiatric care, applying continuous performance improvement in health care

 

Zoran Brkanac, M.D.

Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Behavioral genetics of hereditary ataxias and reading disability

 

David Breiger, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Areas of interest: Neurocognitive outcome in children with brain tumors, autism, informed consent/ethics, neurodevelopmental disorders

 

Lauren Boydston, M.D.

Acting Assistant Professor
Areas of interest: Outpatient psychiatric treatment, adolescent mental health, eating disorders, mood dysregulation, depression and anxiety disorders

 

Hilda Campbell, Ph.D.

Clinical Instructor
Areas of interest: Pediatric psychology, chronic pain, depression and anxiety

 

Lee Carlisle, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of interest: Child abuse, PTSD, pervasive developmental disorders, developmental therapy, psychopharmacology and metabolic effects of atypical antipsychotics

 

Heather Carmichael Olson, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer and Research Faculty
Areas of interest: Diagnosis and intervention with families raising drug and alcohol-affected children, children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and fetal alcohol syndrome, infant and early childhood mental health assessment and intervention

 

Brent Collett, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of interest: Neurocognitive and psychosocial sequelae of chronic medical conditions (particularly craniofacial anomalies), infant mental health, early onset disruptive behavior disorders

 

Dan Crawford, M.D.

Interim Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
Acting Assistant Professor
Areas of interest: Inpatient psychiatric care, applying continuous performance improvement in health care

 

Cynta Flynn, Ph.D.

Acting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Eating disorders, adolescent depression and suicidality

 

William French, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Collaborative care,  disruptive and aggressive behaviors, school-based consultations, telepsychiatry, maltreatment and neglect, systems of care, underserved populations

 

Gretchen Gudmundsen, Ph.D.

Acting Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Adolescent mood disorders; stress, coping and physiological factors related to adolescent depression; personalization of psychosocial intervention for youth depression

 

Robert Hilt, M.D.

Program Director, Partnership Access Line
Associate Professor
Areas of interest: Access to child psychiatry, psychiatry training for primary care, systems of care, consultation and emergency psychiatry

 

Ray Hsiao, M.D.

Associate Training Director
Co-Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
Assistant Professor
Areas of interest: Addiction psychiatry, co-occurring disorders, cultural psychiatry, public policy and advocacy through professional organizations; research areas include screening, assessment, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders, assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders, adapting evidence-based practices in Asian-Americans and other ethnic minorities, and health services utilization

 

Soo-Jeong Kim, M.D.

Acting Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Autism spectrum disorders, Prader-Willi syndrome, genetic factors contributing to restricted and repetitive behavior

 

Michael Kisicki, M.D.

Acting Assistant Professor
Areas of interest: Conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, aggression, traumatic brain injury

 

Ian Kodish, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief, Consultation/Liaison Service and Psychiatric Emergency Services
Acting Assistant Professor
Areas of interest: Consult and liaison psychiatry, psychotic illnesses, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, telepsychiatry, children's protection team, emergency psychiatry

 

Terry Lee, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of interest: Evidence-based practice and its dissemination, multisystemic treatment, mental health in juvenile justice, systems of care, and cultural psychiatry

 

Elizabeth McCauley, Ph.D., ABPP

Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Professor
Areas of interest: Developmental psychopathology with a focus on mood disorders, treatment of depression, school based preventive interventions, management of depression in primary care

 

Jon McClellan, M.D.

Medical Director, Child Study and Treatment Center
Professor
Areas of interest: Genomics of complex neuropsychiatric disease; diagnosis and treatment of early onset psychotic disorders, particularly bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

 

James McKeever, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Areas of interest: Empirically-supported treatments; diagnostic assessment and child neuropsychology; AD/HD, depression, anxiety and OCD, medically-involved children

 

Kathleen Myers, M.D., M.P.H, M.S.

Director, Telemental Health Service
Associate Professor
Areas of interest: Psychiatric illness in medically ill youth, bipolar disorder, early onset psychotic disorders, telemedicine/health services

 

Wanjiku Njoroge, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Infant mental health, transmission of culture and its impact on child development

 

Felice Orlich, Ph.D.

Clinical Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Diagnosis and interdisciplinary evidence based interventions for autism spectrum disorders; working with children with co-occurring medical, educational and psychiatric needs; social anxiety, adjustment to chronic medical/neurological issues, and neuropsychological assessment

 

Carol Rockhill, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Medical Director, Outpatient Psychiatry
Assistant Professor
Areas of interest: Childhood and adolescent depression, depression with comorbid aggression or conduct problems, anxiety disorders, traumatic brain injury with co-occurring psychiatric illness

 

Kelly Schloredt, Ph.D.

Clinical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry Unit
Clinical Associate Professor
Areas of Interest: Child and adolescent depression, quality improvement, parenting interventions, obesity, inpatient evidence-based interventions

 

Matthew Speltz, Ph.D.

Chief, Outpatient Psychiatric Services
Professor
Areas of interest: Developmental psychopathology, early onset conduct disorder, attachment disorders, psychological adjustment of children with chronic medical disorders, craniofacial birth defects

 

Michael G. Storck, M.D.

Associate Professor
Areas of interest: Early adolescence, community and cultural systems, mental health for Native American youth, medical student education, introduction to clinical medicine

 

Karen Toth, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Areas of Interest: Autism spectrum and related disorders, early recognition and intervention in ASD, understanding the broader autism phenotype and what it can tell us about the nature and genetic basis of autism, predictors of best outcomes for children with autism