About Dr. Duennebier

About me

I am an adult, adolescent, and child psychiatrist providing psychiatric care for individuals, families, and couples in both Washington and Hawai’i. With well over ten years in the mental-health field, my experiences range from clinical hospital work to research and teaching. My passion and dedication, however, has always been towards outpatient service to my community.

Most of my life has been spent on Oahu, Hawai’i. Over recent years, however, my family and I have been fostering a growing passion for the Pacific North West, and now we are excited to begin this next chapter of our journey in Seattle!

Feel free to read about my philosophy and approach and the services I provide, here

Credentials and experience

  • I hold active medical licenses in the states of Washington and Hawai’i.
  • Board certified in adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
  • Active member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

I earned my medical doctorate at the University of Hawai’i, John A. Burns School of Medicine. I continued my residency training there in psychiatry, with further specialization in child and adolescent psychiatry while holding the chief resident position. Since then I have focused my time on my outpatient practice; now including Washington state. I also serve as a mental health consultant for the community organization, Kids in Concert.

Past experiences include the Walter F. Char, M.D. and Jack McDermott awards in psychiatry leadership, co-authorship in the book Problem Based Behavioral Science and Psychiatry, as well as multiple research publications in journals such as Gene, and presentations at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual meetings. I have held teaching roles for medical students and residents and public speaking for the community.

In a distant life, I received an undergraduate degree in Physics and Astronomy from Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania, and held internships at NASA. (luckily, this was before exoplanets were discovered, otherwise I doubt I could have left the field!)

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