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General neurology




Patricia Oakes, M.D., is a board certified neurologist at the Neurology Clinic at UW Medical Center, residency director for UW Neurology and a UW assistant professor of Neurology.

Dr. Oakes sees patients who have a wide range of neurologic conditions, including movement disorders, epilepsy, neuromuscular diseases and dementia. She believes it is important to listen carefully to a patient's history and concerns, think broadly about the cause of their neurologic problems, and tailor treatment to the needs and values of the individual patient.

Dr. Oakes earned her M.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her clinical interests include Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, cerebrovascular disease and epilepsy. Her research interests include resident education, medical ethics and medical-legal matters.

Personal Interests

Outside of the office, Dr. Oakes enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, hiking, sailing, cross-country skiing, clamming and tide-pooling.

Neurology Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor Seattle, WA 98195


Epilepsy, General neurology, Headaches, Movement disorders/spasticity

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Internship, 2003, General Internal Medicine

Univ. of Michigan SOM

Medical education, 2002

UW - Dept. of Neurology

Residency, Neurology

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Internship, General Internal Medicine


Board Certifications
  • Neurology, 2008, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology