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Geriatric medicine, Psychiatry




Richard C. Veith, M.D., is a board certified psychiatrist and chief of psychiatric services at UW Medical Center. He is also a UW professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, a Richard D. and Bernice E. Tutt Endowed Professor in the Neurosciences and adjunct professor of Global Health.

Dr. Veith is active in improving the quality of care for the seriously mentally ill, and working with faculty colleagues to implement innovative, highly effective models of care that integrate mental health care into primary care settings regionally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Veith earned his M.D. at the UW. His clinical interests include depression in cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular effects of depression in the elderly and antidepressant agents. His research focuses on the treatment of depression in patients with heart disease and stroke.

Personal Interests

In his spare time, Dr. Veith enjoys relaxing with his wife, children and black labs, as well as skiing, reading and watching movies.
UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Residency, 1977, Psychiatry

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Internship, 1974, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical education, 1973

Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical education, 1973


Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry, 1979, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology