Kristoffer W. Rhoads Ph.D.

Kristoffer W. Rhoads Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise





Primary Location

Memory and Brain Wellness Center at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 3rd Floor West Clinic
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Rhoads is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of dementia and neurodegenerative disorders. He currently serves as the primary neuropsychologist for the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology.
Dr. Rhoads first came to the UW as a fellow in neuropsychology, returning after a decade of other clinical and leadership positions in dementia care. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, and was appointed as Chair of the Health/Medical Care Subcommittee for the Washington State Working Group to develop and implement the state plan for Alzheimer's disease.

Patient Care Philosophy

The mission of the Memory and Brain Wellness Center is to help those living with memory loss to do so as fully and as well as possible. My personal approach to this involves forming strong partnerships to help people make behavioral changes and increase resilience. Coming from a rehabilitation perspective, I’m particularly excited about working together and developing tools to compensate for memory loss, increasing physical and social activities, and effectively managing stress.

Personal Interests

Rock climbing, music, travel, volunteering and community engagement, and especially time with family and friends.

Scope of Care

Neuropsychological evaluation of neurodegenerative disorders; non-pharmacological treatment of memory and other neurological disorders, cognitive rehabilitation; cross-cultural evaluations and treatment.

Research Interests

Screening and early detection of cognitive impairment; non-medication interventions for memory loss; cross-cultural dementia care.


Colorado State UniversityMedical education2003
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral SciencesFellowshipNeuropsychology
VA Puget Sound Health Care SystemInternshipNeuropsychology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle DivisionFellowshipNeuropsychology

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