Kevin N. Alschuler Ph.D.

 Kevin  N. Alschuler Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Alschuler is a psychologist in the UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center and a UW assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. His…

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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.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Eastern Michigan UniversityMedical education2010
Eastern Michigan UniversityOther Education2006
Boston Consortium in Clinical PsychologyResidency
UW - Dept. of Rehabilitation MedicineFellowship
UW - Rehabilitation Psychology ProgramFellowship

DegreeDescriptionYear
PHD2010
Dr. Alschuler is a psychologist in the UW Medicine Multiple Sclerosis Center and a UW assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. 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 2 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.