Dawn M. Ehde Ph.D.

Dawn M. Ehde Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Amputation/Limb Loss, Behavioral Health Care, Brain Injury, Chronic Pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Neuropsychology, Pain Medicine, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)


Rehabilitation Medicine




Primary Location

Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program at Harborview

410 9th Ave., 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Ehde is a clinical psychologist and UW professor of rehabilitation medicine in the Division of Clinical and Neuropsychology. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Dakota. She completed her residency, a clinical postdoctoral fellowship and a research postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington, with an emphasis on rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology and research. She has been on the faculty of UW Medicine since 1994. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Patient Care Philosophy

The patient and family do most of the “heavy lifting” when it comes to managing the day-to-day effects of a neurologic condition. Thus, I believe that the patient and family are the most important members of the rehabilitation team. I also know that patients bring many skills and strengths to the rehabilitation process. It is my job to not only identify neuropsychological changes but also to identify and build upon the patient’s strengths and preferences when making treatment recommendations.

Personal Interests

Exercise, reading, piano and time with family.

Clinical Interests

Neuropsychological evaluation of patients with acquired brain disorders including traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis and stroke; behavioral interventions targeting chronic pain, depression, insomnia, fatigue and wellness.

Research Interests

Dr. Ehde's research interests include the management of chronic pain in persons with amputations and improving the functioning of persons with multiple sclerosis through rehabilitation techniques.


Univ. of North Dakota, PsychologyMedical education1992
Univ. of Washington, PsychologyFellowship
Univ. of Washington, PsychologyInternshipClinical Psychology
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineFellowship

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