Ian M Kodish, MD, PhD

Ian M Kodish, MD, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

On staff since July 2009

Children's Title: Clinical Program Director, Consultation/Liaison Service

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

"I strive to support the emotional and behavioral health in patients by partnering with pediatrics, surgical, and emergency medicine providers providing care at Seattle Children's Hospital. "

  • Biography

    Board certified in adult as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. Completed PhD in neuroscience with focus on experiential neuroplasticity and neuroanatomical changes associated with psychiatric illness.

  • Patient Testimonials
  • Awards and Honors
    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE TOP DOCTOR - 2022 Seattle Magazine 2022
    Seattle Top Doctor - 2019 Seattle Magazine 2019
    Seattles Top Doctor 2016 Seattle Met Magazine 2016
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Wolpert KH, Kodish I, Kim SJ, Uspal NG
      Behavioral Management of Children With Autism in the Emergency Department.
      36580892 Pediatric emergency care, 2023 Jan 1 : 39(1)45-50
    • Tunc EM, Otten CE, Kodish IM, Kim SJ, Kochar A, Novotny E, Yoshida H
      Seventeen-Year-Old Female With History of Depression Presented With Mania and Enuresis.
      35229119 Pediatrics, 2022 Mar 1 : 149(3)
    • Weiss KE, Steinman KJ, Kodish I, Sim L, Yurs S, Steggall C, Fobian AD
      Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder in Children and Adolescents within Medical Settings.
      32743729 Journal of clinical psychology in medical settings, 2021 March : 28(1)90-101
    • Kodish I, Richardson L, Schlesinger A
      Collaborative and Integrated Care for Adolescent Depression.
      31076110 Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 2019 July : 28(3)315-325
    • de Lacy N, Kodish I, Rachakonda S, Calhoun VD
      Novel in silico multivariate mapping of intrinsic and anticorrelated connectivity to neurocognitive functional maps supports the maturational hypothesis of ADHD.
      29682852 Human brain mapping, 2018 Aug. : 39(8)3449-3467 PMCID:PMC6045974
    • Kodish I
      Behavioral Health Care for Children Who Are Medically Hospitalized.
      30102756 Pediatric annals, 2018 Aug 1 : 47(8)e323-e327
    • Kodish I
      Functional Neurological Symptom Disorder in Youth.
      27735971 Pediatric annals, 2016 Oct 1 : 45(10)e356-e361
    • Uspal NG, Rutman LE, Kodish I, Moore A, Migita RT
      Use of a Dedicated, Non-Physician-led Mental Health Team to Reduce Pediatric Emergency Department Lengths of Stay.
      26806468 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 2016 April : 23(4)440-7
    • Kodish I, Rockhill CM, Webb SJ
      ASD: Psychopharmacologic Treatments and Neurophysiologic Underpinnings.
      24683058 Current topics in behavioral neurosciences, 2014 : 21257-75 PMCID:PMC4180816
    • Kodish I, Rockhill C, Ryan S, Varley C
      Pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
      21281848 Pediatric clinics of North America, 2011 Feb. : 58(1)55-72, x
    • Kodish I, Rockhill C, Varley C
      Pharmacotherapy for anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
      22275849 Dialogues in clinical neuroscience, 2011 : 13(4)439-52 PMCID:PMC3263391
    • Rockhill C, Kodish I, DiBattisto C, Macias M, Varley C, Ryan S
      Anxiety disorders in children and adolescents.
      20381781 Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care, 2010 April : 40(4)66-99
    • Black JE, Kodish IM, Grossman AW, Klintsova AY, Orlovskaya D, Vostrikov V, Uranova N, Greenough WT
      Pathology of layer V pyramidal neurons in the prefrontal cortex of patients with schizophrenia.
      15056523 The American journal of psychiatry, 2004 April : 161(4)742-4
    • Grossman AW, Churchill JD, McKinney BC, Kodish IM, Otte SL, Greenough WT
      Experience effects on brain development: possible contributions to psychopathology.
      12553412 Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 2003 Jan. : 44(1)33-63


Board Certification(s)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Medical/Professional School

University of Illinois College of Medicine-Urbana, Urbana, IL


University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA


University of Washington Pediatric Residency, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Neuroscience