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Paul Ciechanowski, MD, Psychiatry, Portland, OR


Psychiatry Portland, OR

Founder & Chief Medical Officer, Samepage Health. Clinical Associate Professor, University of Washington. President, Community Leadership Board, Washington State. Chair, Mission Delivery for American Diabetes Association (ADA).

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Education & Training

  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonFellowship, Psychosomatic Medicine, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Washington School of Public HealthM.P.H., Community Medicine, 1997 - 1999
  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonResidency, Psychiatry, 1994 - 1997
  • University of British ColumbiaResidency, Family Medicine, 1991 - 1993
  • McGill University Faculty of Medicine
    McGill University Faculty of MedicineClass of 1991
  • University of British ColumbiaB.Sc., Physiology, with Honors, 1986

Certifications & Licensure

  • OR State Medical License
    OR State Medical License 2018 - 2021
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 1994 - 2021
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Service Excellence Award University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
  • Health Services Research Early Career Award American Psychiatric Institute Research and Education (ASPIRE)/GlaxoSmithKline, 2002
  • General Internal Medicine Outstanding Consultant Award University of Washington, 2002
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Randomized Trial of Communication Facilitators to Reduce Family Distress and Intensity of End-of-Life Care  
    Curtis JR, Treece PD, Nielsen EL, Gold J, Ciechanowski PS, Shannon SE, Khandelwal N, Young JP, Engelberg RA, Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 1/1/2016
  • The Influence of Adult Attachment on Patient Self-Management in Primary Care - The Need for a Personalized Approach and Patient-Centred Care  
    Brenk-Franz K, Strauss B, Tiesler F, Fleischhauer C, Ciechanowski P, Schneider N, Gensichen J, PLoS One, 1/1/2015
  • Efficacy vs effectiveness--reply Association of depression with increased risk of severe hypoglycemic episodes in patients with diabetes  
    Ma J, Kramer MK, Ciechanowski P, JAMA Intern Med, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters

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  • Appointment Anxiety: The Association of Anxiety Symptoms and Missed Primary Care Appointments in Patients with Diabetes.
    Rosenberger E, Ciechanowski P, Lessler D, Katon W, Roy-Byrne P, 29th Annual Conference of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM, 1/12/2009
  • A patient navigator intervention for improving collaboration and treatment adherence in underserved patients with diabetes.
    Ciechanowski P, Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange (BRIDGE), San Antonio, TX, 1/17/2007
  • The Adverse Impact of Maladaptive Attachment on Adherence to Self-Care and Diabetes Outcomes in Patients with Diabetes.
    Ciechanowski P, 53rd annual meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Tucson, AZ, 1/1/2006
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  • Integrating Care for the Whole Person - Collaborative Teams for Behavioral Health and Medical Conditions, Quality Improvement Organizations, Alliant Quality. 
  • Behavioral Health Summit workshop on Collaborative Care 
    Columbus, OH - 1/30/2016
  • Diapression: A Practical Approach to Addressing Distress and Depression in Patients with Diabetes. 
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada - 1/27/2016
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  • The Promise of Collaborative Care for Treating Behavioral Health and Chronic Medical Conditions. Webinar 
    Ciechanowski, P, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Care Transitions for Those with Behavioral Health Conditio
  • Seven Ways to Build High Functioning Healthcare Teams. Webinar 
    Ciechanowski, P, National Council on Behavioral Health
    Washington, DC - 1/18/2015
  • Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions. Webinar. 
    Ciechanowski, P, Washington State Department of Health
    Seattle, WA - 1/19/2014
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Press Mentions

  • Health123 Acquired by Samepage Health to Create Cloud Software for Patients with Chronic Conditions
    Health123 Acquired by Samepage Health to Create Cloud Software for Patients with Chronic ConditionsJanuary 23rd, 2017

Grant Support

  • Patient-Provider Relationship And Diabetes Self-CareNational Institute Of Diabetes And Digestive And Kidney Diseases2002–2006

Professional Memberships