Erin Dillon-Naftolin, MD

Collaborative Care for Populations – Child

Erin Dillon-Naftolin, MD attended medical school at the University of Washington and completed her psychiatric residency at the UW as well. She spent much of her time as a resident working at Seattle Children’s Hospital, where she went on to complete the UW fellowship in child psychiatry. She is currently working at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, in the UW’s Kent outpatient clinic through the Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) model, on the Partnership Access Line, and in a resident clinic. She also provides consultation through telepsychiatry in Vancouver, WA and Wenatchee, WA. Dr. Dillon-Naftolin cites her most important work as the work she has done at the UW clinic in Kent, helping to develop the model of care there since psychiatric consultation started for the pediatrics side. The work that keeps her going is her interactions with families. She loves getting to know patients and families and being a long-term provider. One of the things about Collaborative Care that she enjoys is having those long-term relationships with teams as well. Five years from now, Dr. Dillon-Naftolin hopes that Collaborative Care will be stronger in areas like child psychiatry and telepsychiatry.