Julia Ruark, MD, MPH

Personal Statement

I am a board certified psychiatrist and work at SCCA and at UW Medical Center. I am a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington.  I obtained a fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry, a specialty that focuses on providing psychiatric care for people with complex medical conditions.  My primary clinical focus is people with cancer. I love my work.  Being ill is a vulnerable time and my goal is to ease suffering and provide a sense of connection and understanding for all I work with.  I believe in working collaboratively with patients and families. We work together to identify what the goals of treatment are. I have expertise in diagnosis, psychopharmacology and psychotherapy and adapt my recommendations to best serve the goals of the person before me.


UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Fellowship, 2017, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Residency, 2016, Psychiatry
Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Doctor of Medicine, 2012
Univ. of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Masters of Public Health, 2010

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Recent Publications

Case Report of Akathisia in a Patient With Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma on Nivolumab.
(2021 Jan-Feb)
J Acad Consult Liaison Psychiatry 62(1): 119-122
Ho SX, Gass CE, Ruark JM

Patient-Reported Neuropsychiatric Outcomes of Long-Term Survivors after Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cell Therapy.
(2020 Jan)
Biol Blood Marrow Transplant 26(1): 34-43
Ruark J, Mullane E, Cleary N, Cordeiro A, Bezerra ED, Wu V, Voutsinas J, Shaw BE, Flynn KE, Lee SJ, Turtle CJ, Maloney DG, Fann JR, Bar M

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