Ian Kodish, MD, PhD

Personal Statement

I have expertise in managing acute psychiatric presentations with research experience in studying neuroanatomy and the synaptic effects of schizophrenia. I have published in fields of neuroscience, schizophrenia, autism, and anxiety disorders. I also actively manage a telepsychiatry clinic based in eastern WA, and coordinate psychiatric management of emergency room mental health evaluations. I am very interested in the education of residents and fellows rotating on the consultation service, and participating in educational curriculum and recruitment committees.


Medical school: University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Urbana and Neurology, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, Urbana
Residency: Psychiatry, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Fellowship: Child Psych, University of Washington, Seattle

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Consultation and Liaison Service – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Training Clinic

Teaching Philosophy

Foster innate skills by highlighting unique strengths of each trainee.  I tend to prefer more in vivo approaches to supervision, often modeling interviews and clinical recommendations initially, then observing and supporting their own efforts.  In my training at UW, I appreciated the balance between the diverse and often intense clinical opportunities and the opportunity to reflect and seek guidance; I think it’s important that trainees develop a sense of ownership over clinical management to drive learning, connecting with patients, and refining their efficacy at addressing clinical problems.

Recent Publications

Behavioral Management of Children With Autism in the Emergency Department.
(2023 Jan 1)
Pediatr Emerg Care 39(1): 45-50
Wolpert KH, Kodish I, Kim SJ, Uspal NG

Medical Management of Children With Autism in the Emergency Department.
(2022 Jul 1)
Pediatr Emerg Care 38(7): 332-336
Wolpert KH, Kim SJ, Kodish I, Uspal NG

Seventeen-Year-Old Female With History of Depression Presented With Mania and Enuresis.
(2022 Mar 1)
Pediatrics 149(3):
Tunc EM, Otten CE, Kodish IM, Kim SJ, Kochar A, Novotny E, Yoshida H

Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder in Children and Adolescents within Medical Settings.
(2021 Mar)
J Clin Psychol Med Settings 28(1): 90-101
Weiss KE, Steinman KJ, Kodish I, Sim L, Yurs S, Steggall C, Fobian AD

Collaborative and Integrated Care for Adolescent Depression.
(2019 Jul)
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 28(3): 315-325
Kodish I, Richardson L, Schlesinger A

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