Joshua Bess, MD, Psychiatry, Seattle, WA


Psychiatry Seattle, WA

Psychiatrist, Managing Partner - Seattle Neuropsychiatric Treatment Center

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  • Office

    SeattleNTC - Seattle
    805 Madison St, Suite 401
    Seattle, WA 98104
    Phone(206) 467-6300
    Fax(206) 467-6301
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  • 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 Centers
    University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersChief Residency, Psychiatry, 2007 - 2008
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
    University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersResidency, Psychiatry, 2005 - 2008
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
    University of Michigan Hospitals and Health CentersInternship, 2004 - 2005
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    University of Michigan Medical SchoolClass of 2004
  • Swarthmore CollegeBA, Chemistry, 1996 - 2000

Certifications & Licensure

  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2013 - 2022
  • MI State Medical License
    MI State Medical License 2007 - 2014
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification EpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2012
  • Psychiatry PGY-4 Class Advisor 2011, 2012
  • Nancy CA Roeske MD Certificate of Excellence in Medical Student Education American Psychiatric Association, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Benzodiazepines and stimulants for patients with substance use disorders.  
    Casher M, Gih D, Bess J, Current Psychiatry
  • Determination and Documentation of Insight in Psychiatric Inpatients: A Crucial and Often Neglected Psychiatric Mental Status Item.  
    Casher M, Bess J., Psychiatric Times
  • Confounding Factors in TRD (Part 1): The Role of Subtyping and Bipolarity.  
    Casher M, Gih D, Bess J, Agarwala P., Psychiatric Times
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Books/Book Chapters


  • 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
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  • Bipolar Disorder in a Primary Care Clinic. 
    Primary Care Conference, Packard Community Clinic (Washtenaw Community Support and Treatment Service
  • Mood Disorders. 
    NAMI of Washtenaw Co FEST Program, Ann Arbor, MI, 2009-2012
  • Experience-Based Approach to Evidence-Based Psychiatry. 
    Michigan Psychiatric Society Spring Meeting (“Teacher Day”), Saline MI
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