Sina Shah-Hosseini, MD

I am a Board-certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, a faculty member of the University of Washington School of Medicine since 2020, a board member of the ARC Trust of Washington. Clinically, I am an inpatient attending psychiatrist on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at SCH, and I also see children and families on an outpatient basis at the SCH Autism Center. In each of these roles I am involved in the teaching and supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows. Academically, I am the Director of Career Advising in Psychiatry, helping guide graduating medical students towards residency and careers in Psychiatry. In the CAP fellowship, I am the course director for the Genetics component of the didactics series, and also presenter for the Child Psychiatry portion of the Mind, Brain, and Body course. My professional interests include autism spectrum disorder, neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders, catatonia, bullying, trauma-informed care, and anxiety in children of immigrant families. In all facets of my work I utilize evidence-based practices, and aim to to create strong partnerships with patients and families to achieve positive outcomes.


Fellowship - Tufts Medical Center & Tufts Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency - Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY
Medical School - St. George's University School of Medicine

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Autism Center – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Director of Career Advising in Psychiatry – University of Washington School of Medicine

Recent Publications

Clinical Characteristics of Youth with Autism or Developmental Disability during Inpatient Psychiatric Admission.
(2022 Oct 27)
J Clin Med 11(21):
Neuhaus E, Osuna A, Tagavi DM, Shah-Hosseini S, Simmons S, Gerdts J, Thompson AD

The effects of a hands-free communication device system in a surgical suite.
(2011 Jan-Feb)
J Am Med Inform Assoc 18(1): 70-2
Richardson JE, Shah-Hosseini S, Fiadjoe JE, Ash JS, Rehman MA

Overweight/obesity and gastric fluid characteristics in pediatric day surgery: implications for fasting guidelines and pulmonary aspiration risk.
(2009 Sep)
Anesth Analg 109(3): 727-36
Cook-Sather SD, Gallagher PR, Kruge LE, Beus JM, Ciampa BP, Welch KC, Shah-Hosseini S, Choi JS, Pachikara R, Minger K, Litman RS, Schreiner MS

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