About the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

As of July 1, 2020, the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and the Department of Pathology have merged to form the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. Dr. Geoffrey S. Baird is the Interim Chair.

UW Laboratory Medicine & Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained personnel, including nationally and internationally recognized faculty to provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized service to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories, and other health care organizations. We combine sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic and teaching institution in its delivery of pathology services.

The division of Anatomic Pathology's faculty include 103 core members, 45 adjunct faculty, 21 affiliate, and 35 clinical faculty.  We have 44 residency and fellowship trainees, 33 graduate students, and 28 postdoctoral fellows.  The research, clinical, and administrative operations are supported by 230 staff members.

Our operations are based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Pathology faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These collaborative efforts have generated innovative, translational studies in the basic mechanisms of disease as they apply to diagnostic pathology.