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Psychiatry, Senior psychiatry (geriatrics)


English, French, German


Ruth Kohen, M.D., is a board certified geriatric psychiatrist at the Memory and Brain Wellness Clinic at Harborvie and a UW associate professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Kohen evaluates and treats memory disorders and the psychological conditions which sometimes accompany them. She is dedicated to providing compassionate, state-of-the-art care for memory disorder patients and their families.

Dr. Kohen earned her M.D. at the Rheinisch-Westfalische Tech Hochsule Aachen in Germany. She is board certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Kohen’s clinical interests include Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, mild neurocognitive impairment. and age-related changes in memory. Her research interests include genetics and gene expression analysis in psychiatric illness, and the study of gene-environment and gene-treatment interactions in patients suffering from a variety of medical and/or psychological conditions.

Personal Interests

In her spare time, Dr. Kohen enjoys exercising, cooking and reading.

Memory and Brain Wellness Center at Harborview

325 9th Ave., 3rd Floor West Clinic Seattle, WA 98104


General neurology, Neuropsychology, Senior care (geriatrics)

UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & VAPSHCS GRECC

Fellowship, 1995, Geriatric Psychiatry

UW - Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Residency, 1992

Rheinisch-Westfalische Tech Hochschule Aachen

Medical education, 1986


Board Certifications
  • Geriatric Psychiatry, 1995, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
  • Psychiatry, 1994, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology