John S. Kern, M.D., is a board-certified psychiatrist who provides educational support to the AIMS (Advancing Integrated Mental Health Solutions) Center at the University of Washington, Seattle, and to the UW Medicine Psychiatric Consultation Service and Telepsychiatry Service. Prior to joining UW Medicine, he worked 27 years as a community mental health center psychiatrist, with interest in integrating mental health and medical care.
Dr. Kern earned his M.D. from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. He completed his residency in psychiatry at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Kern’s clinical interests include Collaborative Care of psychiatric conditions in the primary care setting, and improving the health outcomes of persons with severe and persistent mental illness. His research interests include implementation studies in integrating primary and behavioral health.
Dr. Kern is a clinical professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
In his spare time, Dr. Kern enjoys cycling, traveling and hockey.
Education and Training
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency, 1989, Psychiatry
Wayne State University SOM
Medical Education, 1985
Psychiatry, 1991, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology