Amelia Dubovsky, MD

Personal Statement

I am a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. I received my MD from New York University and completed my adult residency at the Harvard Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital program where I was chief resident. I then went on to complete a fellowship in psychosomatic medicine at the University of Washington. I am currently on faculty at Harborview Medical Center on the inpatient psychiatry consult service. I have a longstanding interest in the intersection between medicine and psychiatry, and am the author of numerous published articles on topics ranging from the neuropsychiatric effects of steroids to managing borderline personality disorder in the primary care setting. I have a particular interest in the use of electroconvulsive therapy, including in the treatment of catatonia. I am currently involved in research projects in conjunction with the division of nephrology and the neurosurgery department. In addition to my clinical and research interests, I am also an associate program director for the UW Adult Psychiatry Residency at Harborview Medical Center.


UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Fellowship, 2013, Psychosomatic Medicine
Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Residency, 2012, Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Internship, 2009, Psychiatry
New York University SOM-Ofc. of Registration & Students Records Medical education, 2008

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Recent Publications

Comparative Efficacy of Therapies for Treatment of Depression for Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
(2019 Mar 19)
Ann Intern Med 170(6): 369-379
Mehrotra R, Cukor D, Unruh M, Rue T, Heagerty P, Cohen SD, Dember LM, Diaz-Linhart Y, Dubovsky A, Greene T, Grote N, Kutner N, Trivedi MH, Quinn DK, Ver Halen N, Weisbord SD, Young BA, Kimmel PL, Hedayati SS

The Authors Reply, "When Personality Is the Problem: Managing Patients With Difficult Personalities on the Acute Care Unit".
(2017 Mar)
J Hosp Med 12(3): 201
Riddle M, Meeks T, Alvarez C, Dubovsky A

When personality is the problem: Managing patients with difficult personalities on the acute care unit.
(2016 Dec)
J Hosp Med 11(12): 873-878
Riddle M, Meeks T, Alvarez C, Dubovsky A

Service Dogs in the Hospital: Helpful or Harmful? A Case Report and Clinical Recommendations.
(2016 May-Jun)
Psychosomatics 57(3): 301-4
Pellegrino LD, Cerimele JM, Dubovsky AN

Rationale and design of A Trial of Sertraline vs. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for End-stage Renal Disease Patients with Depression (ASCEND).
(2016 Mar)
Contemp Clin Trials 47(): 1-11
Hedayati SS, Daniel DM, Cohen S, Comstock B, Cukor D, Diaz-Linhart Y, Dember LM, Dubovsky A, Greene T, Grote N, Heagerty P, Katon W, Kimmel PL, Kutner N, Linke L, Quinn D, Rue T, Trivedi MH, Unruh M, Weisbord S, Young BA, Mehrotra R

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