Jason Veitengruber, MD

Personal Statement

I am a board-certified Psychiatrist at Harborview and UW Medicine and a UW Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. I enjoy acting as a consultant to my patients in helping them achieve their healthcare and life goals. My clinical interests include medical student and resident education, medical co-morbidities of psychiatric patients and evidenced-based medicine.  I practice, teach, and supervise in Harborview’s acute inpatient psychiatric units as an Attending Physician and Medical Director of Inpatient Psychiatry.


Psychiatry, 2006, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Residency, 2004, Psychiatry
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Internship, 2001, Psychiatry
University of Washington, School of Medicine Medical education, 2000

Teaching Philosophy

I like to teach trainees in much the same way as I work with patients.  I prefer to be genuine and treat others as fellow human beings deserving respect.  I role-play patient interactions regularly.  I focus on evidence-based strategies for patient interactions just as much as for labs and medications.

Recent Publications

Diagnosis of depression in former injection drug users with chronic hepatitis C.
(2011 May-Jun)
J Clin Gastroenterol 45(5): 462-7
Scott JD, Wang CC, Coppel E, Lau A, Veitengruber J, Roy-Byrne P

Utility of the Beck Depression Inventory to screen for and track depression in injection drug users seeking hepatitis C treatment.
(2010 Jul-Aug)
Gen Hosp Psychiatry 32(4): 426-32
Holtzheimer PE, Veitengruber J, Wang CC, Krows M, Thiede H, Wald A, Roy-Byrne P

Brief intervention for anxiety in primary care patients.
(2009 Mar-Apr)
J Am Board Fam Med 22(2): 175-86
Roy-Byrne P, Veitengruber JP, Bystritsky A, Edlund MJ, Sullivan G, Craske MG, Welch SS, Rose R, Stein MB

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