William French, MD

Personal Statement

I am a board certified child and adolescent psychiatrist in the Pediatric Clinic at Harborview, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic in the Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine. In my clinical work, I strive to create active partnerships with my patients and their families to achieve the best possible outcomes regardless of their needs and circumstances.  I am lucky to  have great behavioral health and primary care partners across the different clinics I work in, who are invaluable collaborators in caring for our patients and families. I am involved in the child and adolescent training program and supervises trainees at several outpatient clinics. My clinical and research interests include integrating mental healthcare into primary care settings, ADHD, disruptive behaviors, aggression, trauma-related disorders, and improving clinical supervision of child and adolescent psychiatry trainees.


Medical education, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2003
Psychiatry Residency, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2006
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2008

Department Affiliations

Other Affiliations

Mood and Anxiety Program – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Program for Enhancement of Attention, Regulation and Learning (PEARL) Clinic – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Partnership Access Line – Seattle Children’s Hospital
Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic – Seattle Children’s Hospital

Recent Publications

Emergency Interhospital Transfer of Patients With ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Call 9-1-1-The American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Program.
(2022 Nov 15)
J Am Heart Assoc 11(22): e026700
French WJ, Gunderson M, Travis D, Bieniarz M, Zegre-Hemsey J, Goyal A, Jacobs AK

Treatment Time and In-Hospital Mortality Among Patients With ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction, 2018-2021.
(2022 Nov 22)
JAMA 328(20): 2033-2040
Jollis JG, Granger CB, Zègre-Hemsey JK, Henry TD, Goyal A, Tamis-Holland JE, Roettig ML, Ali MJ, French WJ, Poudel R, Zhao J, Stone RH, Jacobs AK

Comparison of Cost and Perioperative Outcomes Among Patients Undergoing Simple Prostatectomy and Laser Enucleation of the Prostate.
(2023 Jan)
J Endourol 37(1): 60-66
Hawken SR, French W, Kay H, Scales CD, Viprakasit DP, Friedlander DF

Predictors and Cost Comparison of Subsequent Urinary Stone Care at Index Versus Non-Index Hospitals.
(2022 Jun)
Urology 164(): 124-132
French WW, Scales CD, Viprakasit DP, Sur RL, Friedlander DF

Prehospital Predictors of Atypical STEMI Symptoms.
(2022 Nov-Dec)
Prehosp Emerg Care 26(6): 756-763
Taylor TG, Stickney RE, French WJ, Jollis JG, Kontos MC, Niemann JT, Sanko SG, Eckstein MK, Bosson N

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