Dr. Joshua Bess is a psychiatrist in Seattle and Bellevue WA. He attended medical school (2004) and completed psychiatry residency (2008) at the University of Michigan. Dr. Bess was a member of the psychiatry faculty at UM until 2013, when he moved to Seattle to join SeattleNTC. He is experienced in electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and deep brain stimulation (DBS). SeattleNTC specializes in treatment-resistant mood disorders.
Education & Training
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersChief Residency, Psychiatry, 2007 - 2008
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersResidency, Psychiatry, 2005 - 2008
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersInternship, 2004 - 2005
University of Michigan Medical SchoolClass of 2004
Swarthmore CollegeBA, Chemistry, 1996 - 2000
Certifications & Licensure
WA State Medical License2013 - 2022
MI State Medical License2007 - 2014
American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry
Awards, Honors, & Recognition
CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012
Psychiatry PGY-4 Class Advisor2011, 2012
Nancy CA Roeske MD Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student EducationAmerican Psychiatric Association, 2012
Completion of “Master Educator” CourseAssociation for Academic Psychiatry, 2012
Psychiatry PGY-2 Class Advisor2010, 2011
American Psychiatric Association/GlaxoSmithKline Fellow2006, 2007, 2008
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Resident AwardMichigan Psychoanalytic Institute, 2007
Herbert Schmale Award for Outpatient Medical Student Teaching2007
Frankwood Williams Award for Inpatient Medical Student Teaching2006
Casher M, Bess JCambridge University Press, London
Pregnancy and parenting issues in psychiatry residency: a pilot study.
Madaan V, Johnson J, Stowell K, Molander R, Khurana A, Bess J, Oldham R, Davis G, Gross A, Freyberg Z, 37th Annual Meeting of American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, New Orleans
Evaluation of a computer-based intervention to enhance metabolic monitoring in adult psychiatry inpatients treated with second-generation antipsychotics.
DelMonte M, Bostwick J, Bess J, Dalack G, 21st Annual Albert J. Silverman Research Conference, Ann Arbor MI
Elements of a curriculum on TBI for residents on the inpatient unit: Exploring the effects of clinical experience and formal didactics.
Casher M, Tripathi V, Bess J, Association for Academic Psychiatry 2010 Annual Meeting, Pasadena CA
Short-Answer Vignette Exam (SAVE): An Assessment Tool Using Clinical Vignettes on the Third Year Medical Student Psychiatry Clerkship.
Blazek M, Bess J, Sastry D, Hirshbein L, Ravindranath D, Association for Academic Psychiatry 2011 Annual Meeting, Scottsdale AZ
Short-Answer Vignette Exam (SAVE): An Assessment Tool Using Clinical Vignettes on the Third Year Medical Student Psychiatry Clerkship, Phase II.
Blazek M, Bess J, Sastry D, Hirshbein L, Ravindranath D, Association for Academic Psychiatry 2012 Annual Meeting, Nashville TN