Avanti Bergquist, MD, MS, FAPA, DFAACAP
Avanti Bergquist, MD, MS, FAPA, DFAACAP is a physician with board certifications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry as well as Adult Psychiatry.
She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Duke University, a Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the Oregon School of Science and Engineering at OHSU, and received her MD from the University of Louisville. She completed both her psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the University of Washington. Prior to coming to Eating Recovery Center she was on faculty at the University of Washington in the Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences department and an attending psychiatrist on the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Bergquist is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) where she serves on both the Advocacy Committee and the Inpatient, Residential, and Partial Hospitalization Committee. She is also a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). She has many local leadership responsibilities. She is the president as well as advocacy liaison of the Washington State Council of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (WSCCAP) as well as the WSCCAP alternate delegate to the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) Behavioral Health Work Group.
She is a member of the Washington State Speaker of the House of Representatives’ Mental Health Task Force. She is also a member of the Washington State Psychiatric Association, American Psychiatric Association, and Washington State Medical Association. As a community leader she serves on the boards of Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS) and Friends of Renton Schools, and was recently appointed as a Director on the Renton School Board.