Marc Avery, MD

Telepsychiatry

Marc Avery, MD attended medical school at Wayne State University. He completed his residency at the University of California, San Francisco. During his residency he found intrigue in the intersection of medical health and mental health care and was a senior resident in Consult Liaison Psychiatry. After his residency, he joined UCSF as an assistant professor. He opened a medical psychiatric outpatient clinic with the main focus of integrated collaborative service transplant psychiatry. He is currently the director of the UW Psychiatry Consultation and Telepsychiatry (PCAT) program. He also works with the Community Health Plan of Washington, oversees mental health integration program serving the state’s public medical system, helps to integrate specialty mental health and primary care, oversees the psychiatric component of Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) at the UW Medical Center, and oversees telepsychiatry programs relating to integrated primary care in the WWAMI region. He believes his most important work is in looking at new models and new tools with the goal of system transformation. Five years from now, he hopes that Collaborative Care is the standard of care so that everyone can have better access to higher quality behavioral health care.