Thomas Grabowski M.D.

Thomas Grabowski M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Neurology, Radiology & Imaging


Neurology, Neurosciences




Primary Location

Neurology Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.7688|Map It 

Memory and Brain Wellness Center at Harborview

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


Dr. Grabowski is a UW professor of radiology and joint professor of neurology. He is a neurologist and an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting memory, language and cognition. He is the director of the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center. He is also a cognitive neuroscientist who directs the UW Integrated Brain Imaging Center, dedicated to investigating the organization of the brain and the basis of cognition using MRI imaging approaches.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe in a collaborative approach to the care of patients with memory problems. We ensure that each patient receives customized care, education and ongoing support. We are working to advance the day when threats to memory and brain health are recognized and prevented as standard of care.

Personal Interests

He enjoys photography, hiking, exploring the American West, church community and his family.

Clinical Interests

Alzheimer disease, including amnesic mild cognitive impairment and dementia; vascular dementia; frontotemporal dementia; other related neurodegenerative diseases causing cognitive impairment.

Research Interests

The organization of language and semantic memory in the brain, especially the temporal lobes; functional brain imaging using MRI technology; using fMRI to understand the systems organization of the brain; using fMRI to detect early signs of degenerative disease.


Vanderbilt University Medical CenterMedical education1986
Massachusetts General HospitalResidencyNeurology
University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsFellowship
University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsTeaching Appointment
University of Washington School of MedicineTeaching Appointment
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternshipGeneral Internal Medicine
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidencyGeneral Internal Medicine


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology1993
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