Richard K. Ries M.D., F.A.P.A., F.A.S.M. Accepting new patients

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Addiction medicine, Behavioral healthcare, Medication management, Mental health care, Psychiatry, Rehabilitation counseling




Richard Ries, M.D., F.A.P.A., F.A.S.M., is director of Outpatient Psychiatry and the Psychiatry Addiction Division at Harborview and a UW professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Ries believes in actively partnering with patients to achieve the best possible outcome.

Dr. Ries earned his M.D. at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He is triple board certified in Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. He does research in addictions, suicide and severe mental illness. He is a founding member of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrists and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and is senior editor for ASAM's Principles of Addiction Medicine.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Ries enjoys fly fishing, traveling and getting outdoors.
Mental Health and Addiction Services at Harborview

Mental Health and Addiction Services at Harborview

401 Broadway, 1st Floor Seattle, WA 98104


Care for substance abuse and addiction, Cognitive and memory disorders treatment, Crisis intervention, Depression and other mood disorders treatment

Northwestern Univ. Medical School

Medical education, 1975

UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Residency, Psychiatry


Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry, 1982, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology