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Bryan H. King, MD

Bryan H. King, MD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Autism Center

On staff since September 2005

Children's Title: Director, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine; Program Director, Seattle Children's Autism Center

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

    • Perla Mont Vernon, NH 02.06.16

      I consider Dr. King one of the most compassionate and caring doctors I have ever met. My son has severe autism and for several years Dr. King worked with us trying to find the right medications for my son. Dr. King would even call my house over the weekend to find out how everything was going with the change in medications. It was a sad day for me when Dr. King told us he was leaving NH. Our loss is a gain for the parents and patients in the Seattle area.

    • Crystal Littleton NH 09.16.11

      I miss Dr. King so much. He was Jacy's doctor from the time he was 5 til he was 10 and there has never been anyone else like him. I wish he had been here a couple years ago so I could have brought my son to him for the most difficult situations I have ever had and I thought it was bad when he was younger I had no clue. Miss you Bryan lots. Crystal and Jacy McAlpin

    • Amy Quincy, CA 07.30.11

      Five years ago, our then 6 year old son experienced a horrifying and acute developmental regression. While other specialists (about 40 in total) were mystified by the disorder and offered little in answers, hope or treatment, Dr. King was open-minded and willing to examine our son's situation holistically. After detoxing him from previously prescribed meds that were not helping, he tried a med that he had been researching and led a team of specialists to address all of our son's needs, including education, speech, behavioral, and ocupational therapy. I'm happy to report that five years and countless hours of work later, our son is on a remarkable path to recovery and a fulfilling life. Before we came to Dr. King we were almost out of options and hope for our son, Dr. King's compassion and innovation to try something different literally saved our son.

  • Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2015 Seattle Met Magazine 2015
    SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
    SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Magazine 2014
    Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
    Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013 Seattle Magazine 2013
    U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
    • Swedo SE, Baird G, Cook EH Jr, Happé FG, Harris JC, Kaufmann WE, King BH, Lord CE, Piven J, Rogers SJ, Spence SJ, Wetherby A, Wright HH
      Commentary from the DSM-5 Workgroup on Neurodevelopmental Disorders.
      22449639 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2012 Apr, : 51(4)347-9
    • Scahill L, McCracken JT, Bearss K, Robinson F, Hollander E, King B, Bregman J, Sikich L, Dukes K, Sullivan L, Anagnostou E, Donnelly C, Kim YS, Ritz L, Hirtz D, Wagner A
      Design and subject characteristics in the federally-funded citalopram trial in children with pervasive developmental disorders.
      21667200 Journal of autism and developmental disorders , 2012 Mar. : 42(3)432-40
    • Totoritis R, Duraiswami C, Taylor AN, Kerrigan JJ, Campobasso N, Smith KJ, Ward P, King BW, Murrayz-Thompson M, Jones AD, Van Aller GS, Aubart KM, Zalacain M, Thrall SH, Meek TD, Schwartz B
      Understanding the origins of time-dependent inhibition by polypeptide deformylase inhibitors.
      21711014 Biochemistry , 2011 Aug. 9 : 50(31)6642-54
    • King BH, Lord C
      Is schizophrenia on the autism spectrum?
      21078305 Brain research , 2011 Mar. 22 : 138034-41
    • Yen CF, King BH, Tang TC
      The association between short and long nocturnal sleep durations and risky behaviours and the moderating factors in Taiwanese adolescents.
      20472300 Psychiatry research , 2010 Aug. 30 : 179(1)69-74
    • Yen CF, King BH, Tang TC
      The association between short and long nocturnal sleep durations and risky behaviours and the moderating factors in Taiwanese adolescents.
      20472300 Psychiatry research , 2010 Aug. 30 : 69-74
    • Yen CF, King BH, Chang YP
      Factor structure of the Athens Insomnia Scale and its associations with demographic characteristics and depression in adolescents.
      19682243 Journal of sleep research , 2010 Mar. : 19(1 Pt 1)12-8
    • Yen CF, King BH, Chang YP
      Factor structure of the Athens Insomnia Scale and its associations with demographic characteristics and depression in adolescents.
      19682243 Journal of sleep research , 2010 Mar. : 12-8
    • King BH, Hollander E, Sikich L, McCracken JT, Scahill L, Bregman JD, Donnelly CL, Anagnostou E, Dukes K, Sullivan L, Hirtz D, Wagner A, Ritz L, STAART Psychopharmacology Network
      Lack of efficacy of citalopram in children with autism spectrum disorders and high levels of repetitive behavior: citalopram ineffective in children with autism.
      19487623 Archives of general psychiatry , 2009 June : 66(6)583-90
    • King BH, Hollander E, Sikich L, McCracken JT, Scahill L, Bregman JD, Donnelly CL, Anagnostou E, Dukes K, Sullivan L, Hirtz D, Wagner A, Ritz L
      Lack of efficacy of citalopram in children with autism spectrum disorders and high levels of repetitive behavior: citalopram ineffective in children with autism.
      19487623 Archives of general psychiatry , 2009 June : 583-90
    • Brkanac Z, Raskind WH, King BH
      Pharmacology and genetics of autism: implications for diagnosis and treatment.
      19727434 Personalized medicine , 2008 Nov. : 5(6)599-607 PMCID: PMC2692174
    • Brkanac Z, Raskind WH, King BH
      Pharmacology and genetics of autism: implications for diagnosis and treatment.
      19727434 Personalized medicine , 2008 Nov. : 599-607
    • Toth K, King BH
      Asperger's syndrome: diagnosis and treatment.
      18676600 The American journal of psychiatry , 2008 Aug. : 165(8)958-63
    • Toth K, King BH
      Asperger's syndrome: diagnosis and treatment.
      18676600 The American journal of psychiatry , 2008 Aug. : 958-63
    • Pollard KS, Salama SR, King B, Kern AD, Dreszer T, Katzman S, Siepel A, Pedersen JS, Bejerano G, Baertsch R, Rosenbloom KR, Kent J, Haussler D
      Forces shaping the fastest evolving regions in the human genome.
      17040131 PLoS genetics , 2006 Oct. 13 : 2(10)e168 PMCID: PMC1599772
    • Pollard KS, Salama SR, Lambert N, Lambot MA, Coppens S, Pedersen JS, Katzman S, King B, Onodera C, Siepel A, Kern AD, Dehay C, Igel H, Ares M Jr, Vanderhaeghen P, Haussler D
      An RNA gene expressed during cortical development evolved rapidly in humans.
      16915236 Nature , 2006 Sept. 14 : 443(7108)167-72
    • King BH, Bostic JQ
      An update on pharmacologic treatments for autism spectrum disorders.
      16321729 Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America , 2006 Jan. : 15(1)161-75
    • King BH, Bostic JQ
      An update on pharmacologic treatments for autism spectrum disorders.
      16321729 Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America , 2006 Jan. : 161-75
    • Bostic JQ, King BH
      Autism spectrum disorders: emerging pharmacotherapy.
      16083327 Expert opinion on emerging drugs , 2005 Aug. : 10(3)521-36
    • Bostic JQ, King BH
      Autism spectrum disorders: emerging pharmacotherapy.
      16083327 Expert opinion on emerging drugs , 2005 Aug. : 521-36
    • Aman MG, Novotny S, Samango-Sprouse C, Lecavalier L, Leonard E, Gadow KD, King BH, Pearson DA, Gernsbacher MA, Chez M
      Outcome measures for clinical drug trials in autism.
      14999174 CNS spectrums , 2004 Jan. : 9(1)36-47
    • Hollander E, Phillips A, King BH, Guthrie D, Aman MG, Law P, Owley T, Robinson R
      Impact of recent findings on study design of future autism clinical trials.
      14999175 CNS spectrums , 2004 Jan. : 9(1)49-56
    • Aman MG, Novotny S, Samango-Sprouse C, Lecavalier L, Leonard E, Gadow KD, King BH, Pearson DA, Gernsbacher MA, Chez M
      Outcome measures for clinical drug trials in autism.
      14999174 CNS spectrums , 2004 Jan. : 36-47
    • Hollander E, Phillips A, King BH, Guthrie D, Aman MG, Law P, Owley T, Robinson R
      Impact of recent findings on study design of future autism clinical trials.
      14999175 CNS spectrums , 2004 Jan. : 49-56
    • Foster B, King BH
      Asperger syndrome: to be or not to be?
      14508298 Current opinion in pediatrics , 2003 Oct. : 15(5)491-4
    • Foster B, King BH
      Asperger syndrome: to be or not to be?
      14508298 Current opinion in pediatrics , 2003 Oct. : 491-4
    • Lewis MA, Lewis CE, Leake B, King BH, Lindemann R
      The quality of health care for adults with developmental disabilities.
      12357002 Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) , 2002 Mar. : 117(2)174-84 PMCID: PMC1497422
    • Lewis MA, Lewis CE, Leake B, King BH, Lindemann R
      The quality of health care for adults with developmental disabilities.
      12357002 Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) , 2002 Mar. : 174-84

  • Presentations Title Event Location Date
    Master Clinician, Bryan H. King, MD 56th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Honolulu, HI Nov. 1, 2009
    A comprehensive approach to psychopharmacology in intellectual disabilities 56th Annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Honolulu, HI Nov. 1, 2009
    Autism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow First Annual TESSERA Conference Bellevue, WA Nov. 1, 2009
    Appropriate medication use in autism The HELP Group Summit 2009 Los Angeles, CA Nov. 1, 2009
    Autism Past, Present, and Future The HELP Group Summit 2009 Los Angeles, CA Nov. 1, 2009
    Pharmacotherapy in Autism: Time for an Update Grand Rounds Presentation, University of Massachusetts Worchester, MA June 1, 2009
    Psychopharmacologic Treatment in Intellectual Disability. Keynote Presentation Building Solutions through Community Collaboration: Enhancing Services for Individuals who are Dually Served. Conference sponsored by California State Department of Developmental Services and the San Diego Regional Center Ontario, CA March 1, 2009
  • Grant Title Grantor Amount Award Date
    EXTENDED MANAGEMENT AND MEASUREMENT OF AUTISM UNKNOWN $104,904.00 Nov. 1, 2008
    AUTISM INTERVENTION RESEARCH NETWORK—PHYSICAL (AIR-P) HRSA $242,466.00 Oct. 1, 2008
    AUTISM INTERVENTION RESEARCH NETWORK—BEHAVIOR (AIR-B) HRSA $700,768.00 Oct. 1, 2008
    AUTISM TREATMENT NETWORK REGISTRY UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON, AUTISM SPEAKS $479,000.00 Jan. 1, 2008
    A STUDY OF FLUOXETINE IN AUTISM AUTISM SPEAKS $132,092.00 July 1, 2007
    UW AUTISM CENTER OF EXCELLENCE (P50 HD055782) NICHD $9,330,000.00 June 1, 2007

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychiatry

Medical/Professional School

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
George Washington University, Washington

Residency

Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles

Fellowship

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Los Angeles

Clinical Interests

Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Research Focus Area

Behavioral / Mental Health