Michael J. Schrift, DO, MA, FANPA

Dr. Michael Schrift is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. He currently is an attending neuropsychiatrist at the Brain & Memory Center at Harborview Medical Center. He is he the director of the Behavioral Neurology/Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Training Program. He previously was the Division Director of Geriatric Psychiatry & Neuropsychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He was also the director of the fellowship training program in Geriatric Psychiatry, co-director of the Clinical Neuroscience Fellowship program, and the director of the Neuromodulation Program and the Cancer Neuropsychiatry Program. He has many years of experience treating patients with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and Wilson’s, among other neuropsychiatric disorders. He also is an attending neuropsychiatrist in the Harborview Memory and Brain Wellness Clinic.

Dr. Schrift is the Book Review Editor for the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences.

He is board-certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine. He is also board certified in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. He has training in Bioethics and serves on the ethics committee at Harborview Medical Center. Dr. Schrift is a fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association.

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Recent Publications

Medication Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Neurological Conditions: A Dimensional Transdiagnostic Approach.
(2022 Apr)
Semin Neurol 42(2): 225-236
Anderson JR, Schrift M

Behavioral abnormalities are common and severe in patients with distal 22q11.2 microdeletions and microduplications.
(2015 Jul)
Mol Genet Genomic Med 3(4): 346-53
Lindgren V, McRae A, Dineen R, Saulsberry A, Hoganson G, Schrift M

Forensic neuropsychological evaluations in an academic medical center.
(2009 Mar-Apr)
J Head Trauma Rehabil 24(2): 100-4
Schwarz L, Schrift M, Pliskin N

Factors affecting medical student career choice of psychiatry from 1999 to 2001.
(2003 Winter)
Acad Psychiatry 27(4): 260-8
Sierles FS, Dinwiddie SH, Patroi D, Atre-Vaidya N, Schrift MJ, Woodard JL

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