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

Association of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Treatment Times for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Observations from the Los Angeles County Regional System.
(2024 Feb 15)
Am J Cardiol 213(): 93-98
Shavelle DM, Bosson N, French WJ, Thomas JL, Niemann JT, Gausche-Hill M, Rollman JE, Rafique AM, Klomhaus AM, Kloner RA

Treatment for Anxiety Disorders in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting.
(2023 Jul)
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 32(3): 601-611
Blossom JB, Jungbluth N, Dillon-Naftolin E, French W

Gender Affirming Graft Only Vaginoplasty.
(2023 Jul)
Urology 177(): 230
Li V, Demzik A, French W, Dickey A, Maddox K, Figler BD

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, Z├Ęgre-Hemsey JK, Henry TD, Goyal A, Tamis-Holland JE, Roettig ML, Ali MJ, French WJ, Poudel R, Zhao J, Stone RH, Jacobs AK

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