Joanna Thome Patten, PSYD

"I look forward to my day at Children's because I know that I'm going to encounter rewarding challenges with supportive team members, and work with amazing and inspiring kids and families! Being a part of their growth and development is a privilege and I feel so lucky to be involved!"

  • Biography

    Dr. Thome's involvement with Seattle Children's Hospital began in 2002 when she completed a summer apprenticeship on the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Seattle Children's Hospital. She returned several years in a row, and eventually was hired as a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist on the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. She attended graduate school at Roosevelt University in Chicago, IL for her doctoral degree and gained experience in health and pediatric psychology and neuropsychology at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Children's Memorial Hospital, and Michael Reese Hospital. She matched for residency at the Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota where she did focused training with children and adolescents on the Hematology/Oncology service. Dr. Thome returned to Seattle Children's Hospital as a postdoctoral fellow with the Neuropsychological Consultation Service and now works as a clinical and pediatric psychologist in Outpatient Psychiatry.

  • Patient Testimonials


Medical/Professional School

Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL


Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Clinical Interests

Pediatric psychology; children and adolescents with acute and chronic medical illness

Research Description

Neuropsychological functioning in children treated with chemotherapy and radiation; psychosocial functioning of children and adolescents treated for cancer and/or brain tumor