Richard Veith, MD
Richard Veith is a Seattle native who has spent his entire academic career at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He received his MD in 1973 followed by an Internal Medicine Internship and Psychiatry. In 1977, he joined the faculty of the UW Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and was based at the Seattle VA Medical Center. He became Director, Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center in 1987 at the Seattle/American Lake VA and was appointed UW Professor in 1989.
Dr. Veith moved to the University of Washington Medical Center when he was appointed Chair, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences in 1998. In 2003, he was appointed President, UW Medicine Physicians, the UW School of Medicine clinical practice plan. Dr. Veith has conducted extensive research on the treatment of depression in patients with heart disease and has published more than 135 scientific publications. He is currently participating in a project focused on the treatment of depression following stroke. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry and is listed in America’s Top Doctors and Best Doctors in America. He was the 2005 American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Robert Cancro Academic Leadership Award: Best Chair.