• faculty
  • residents
  • training sites
  • rotations
  • didactics
  • supervision
  • boise-area

Kirsten Aaland, MD

Director Idaho UW Advanced Clinician Psychiatry Track
Clinical Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences University of Washington Medical Center

VA Medical Center


Work Experiences / Areas of Interest

Psychiatry is an exciting field of medicine offering unique challenges to the developing physician. At the VA, I have the great opportunity to work with residents as they grow their clinical skills, not just in pharmacologic management, but also in psychotherapeutic interventions. It is a pleasure to collaborate with training Psychiatrists as they master their skill set and come to a greater understanding of treating the individual as a whole, considering the broader context of development, current stressors, and attachments.

Current Clinical Work

I am currently working at the Boise VA outpatient Psychiatry clinic, as well as teaching and supervising Psychiatry residents.


Psychiatry Residency 2014University of Washington Psychiatry Residency
MD 2010University of Florida College of Medicine
B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition 2006University of Florida
B.A. in Spanish Literature2006University of Florida