Alissa Hemke, M.D.

Originally from California, Alissa Hemke completed her undergraduate work at Scripps College and medical school at University of Michigan. She came to University of Washington for residency, followed by a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at UW- Seattle Children's Hospital. She served as a chief in both residency and fellowship. She is an Acting Assistant Professor in the UW Department of Psychiatry, with clinical work including outpatient supervision of child and adolescent fellows and general psychiatry residents, and in Seattle Children's Early Childhood Clinic. She is also engaged in research on the incorporation of peer coaches to expand service delivery, specifically for behavioral therapies for young children. She is passionate about medical education, psychotherapy, and ensuring access and equity in care. She is a Co-Chair of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Committee on Medical Students and Residents, and is the Director of General Resident Education in child and adolescent psychiatry. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, and tending to her garden.