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An accomplished doctor and educator in San Francisco, California, Cynthia Dyess opened a private psychiatric and psychoanalytic practice in the Cow Hollow area of the city in 2008. Dr. Dyess began her collegiate education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She graduated summa cum laude and received her Bachelor of Arts from the University in 1978. Following her graduation, Dr. Cynthia Dyess relocated briefly to pursue graduate studies in philosophy at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, before returning to California to begin her pre-medical studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. After finishing this coursework, she came back to New Haven and obtained her MD from the Yale School of Medicine in 1986. Shortly after completing her internship in surgery and medicine at the University of California Hospitals in 1987, Dr. Cynthia Dyess relocated to Seattle to study psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she completed a residency in 1990. Between 1991 and 1996, Dr. Cynthia Dyess also studied psychoanalysis at the Seattle Institute of Psychoanalysis, where she fulfilled the requirements of the training program.Between 1990 and 2008, Dr. Cynthia Dyess operated a private practice in Seattle. She performed these duties in conjunction with her obligations as a faculty member at the Northwest Center for Psychoanalysis (NCP) between 1996 and 2008. Dr. Dyess served as an active member of the community during her employment at the institution. She taught courses and seminars on a variety of topics; additionally, she served as Chair of the Curriculum Committee and member of the Progression Committee. She also fulfilled a role as one of the lecturers at NCP and presented one of her published works in the fall of 2004 at the Inter-Institute Dialogue series, which the Northwestern Alliance for Psychoanalytic Study sponsored.Dr. Cynthia Dyess has published several scholarly works throughout her career. Her study “A Morphometric Comparison of the Changes in the Laryngeal Skeleton Associated with Invasion by Tumor and by External-Beam Radiation” was published in a volume of Cancer, a medical journal of American Cancer Society. In 2000, Dr. Cynthia Dyess co-wrote two articles that enjoyed publication in another scholarly journal, Psychoanalytic Dialogues.

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Yale School of Medicine