Kevin N. Alschuler Ph.D.

Kevin N. Alschuler Ph.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Behavioral Health Care, Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurology, Pain Medicine, Psychology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Services

Multiple Sclerosis

Languages

English

Locations

Primary Location

Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor SS 812
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4295|Map It 

Multiple Sclerosis Center at Northwest Hospital

1536 N 115th St.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.598.3344|Map It 

UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center

McMurray Medical Building, 1536 N. 115th St.
Seattle, WA 98133
Phone: 206.598.3344|Map It 

Bio

Dr. Alschuler is a psychologist in the UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center and a UW associate professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Neurology. His expertise is in helping individuals with multiple sclerosis and other chronic medical conditions improve their functioning and quality of life despite the presence of their medical condition.

In addition to clinical care, Dr. Alschuler is a researcher who is interested in improving our understanding of how individuals cope with medical conditions, including both the factors that improve and worsen quality of life and functioning, and identifying unique ways that psychologists can be integrated into medical teams to enhance patient outcomes.

Dr. Alschuler earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. from Eastern Michigan University. He did his residency training at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology, a joint program of the VA Boston Healthcare System, Harvard University Medical School, and Boston University School of Medicine. He came to UW for two years of fellowship training, first in clinical care for rehabilitation psychology and then in multiple sclerosis rehabilitation research. He joined the UW faculty in July 2012 to be a part of the newly-formed UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center.

 

Patient Care Philosophy

There are many challenges when one is diagnosed with a chronic medical condition or experiences a serious injury. I view my job as a unique opportunity to help individuals who are experiencing a new challenge. By working together, I believe that we can identify new and different ways to manage these challenges, and the end result will include improved functioning and higher quality of life.

Personal Interests

Exercise, sports, travel and family.

Clinical Interests

Multiple sclerosis; traumatic brain injury; spinal cord injury; multidisciplinary care.

Research Interests

Multiple sclerosis; coping with chronic illness or injury; integration of psychology into medical settings.

Affiliations

InstitutionCredentialSpecialtyYear
Eastern Michigan UniversityMedical education2010
Eastern Michigan UniversityOther Education2006
Boston Consortium in Clinical PsychologyResidencyClinical Psychology
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineFellowship
UW - Rehabilitation Psychology ProgramFellowshipRehabilitation Psychology

DegreeDescriptionYear
PHD2010
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