Clinical Fellowships: Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pathology

Program Faculty


Haodong Xu, MD PhD
Program Director, Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pathology (CVP) Fellowship

Kelly Smith, MD, PhD

Robert Ricciotti, MD

Paul Swanson, MD

Maria Tretiakova, MD PhD

Jose Mantilla, MD

Luis Gonzalez-Cuyar, MD

Dennis Reichenbach, MD

Anshu Bandlish, MD


The University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) provides a one-year Cardiovascular and Pulmonary (CVP) Pathology fellowship, and a comprehensive training experience in all aspects of CVP pathology. The CVP Pathology training program provides a high volume of material that includes routine, complex and esoteric pathologic specimens related to cardiovascular, pulmonary, pleural and mediastinal diseases. Our UWMC faculty members have developed expertise in various aspects of CVP pathology, including clinic-pathological correlation, diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in lung and pleural neoplasms, molecular aspects of personalized treatment of lung cancer and molecular signaling in cardiac diseases. There are two major sources of material at this site: in-house surgical pathology specimens and outside cases. Our CVP pathology services regularly receive multiple consultation cases as well as slide reviews, which provide an invaluable resource for the fellow to be exposed to diagnostically challenging material from a diverse range of institutions, including many rare and highly unusual lesions. This exposure will allow the fellow to study multiple aspects of CVP pathology and develop sophisticated diagnostic skills, including understanding of diagnostic pitfalls, mimics, and reporting issues.

Program Goals and Objectives

Typical Schedule


Applicants are expected to have completed at least 2 years of Anatomic Pathology.

Stipend & Benefits

Appointment is for one year. Stipend and benefits are based on the schedule for residents at an equivalent level. Fellows are encouraged to apply for extramural funding if additional research training is desired.

For More Information

Dr. Haodong Xu
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
University of Washington
Box 356100
Seattle, WA 98195-6100

Candidates must submit electronic documents for their application packet.  We accept .doc, .jpg, .pdf and .tif documents as attachments to the email address below.  Letters of reference should be sent directly from the writer's office email OR administrative office email, must be on department letterhead and can be sent by email attachment.  Click the link below for specific information about our requirements, application checklist and application forms.

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships
We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

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Include fellowship year and name in subject line.

If you have questions or problems, please contact our Academic Programs Coordinator.