Paul S. Ciechanowski, M.D., M.P.H. is a psychiatrist who cares for individuals with diabetes who are experiencing behavioral health issues like depression, anxiety and self-management. He is also a UW associate professor.
Before pursuing psychiatry, Dr. Paul was a family doctor in Canada. He uses a team-based approach to address the whole person by focusing on biological, psychological, interpersonal and functional areas of a person’s life.
Dr. Paul earned his M.D. from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and subsequently received training in family medicine (University of British Columbia), psychiatry (UW), and public health (UW). He is past president of the Washington State Community Leadership Board for the American Diabetes Association. He has conducted NIH/CDC research for two decades in attachment theory and in developing effective models of team-based care for diabetes and depression. He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Paul is a musician, painter and marathon runner who renovates houses in his spare time. He loves spending time with his wife and children. He is an avid backpacker and loves to spend time in the Cascades.
University of Washington School of Medicine
Master Public Health, 1999
McGill Univ. Faculty of Medicine
Medical education, 1991
Univ. of British Columbia
Residency, Family Practice
- Psychiatry, 1999, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology