Clinical Fellowships

Fellowship programs are based at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and its affiliated hospitals of Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), which offer tertiary-level care serving the five-state region of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Our training programs provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of disease using standard diagnostic practices, as well as specialized techniques including immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, and flow cytometry. Fellows are involved in the teaching mission of our programs by working with residents and medical students and presenting at clinical conferences. Clinicopathological research is strongly encouraged for all programs. All positions are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or appropriate subspecialty board.

Applicants need to be eligible for American Board of Pathology certification in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology. Dermatopathology candidates may be eligible for American Board of Dermatology certification. Neuropathology candidates may be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited anatomic pathology training program. Throughout the training period, residents should discuss career options with the fellowship program director or faculty advisor.

We encourage applicants to apply early. Applicants for fellowships are reviewed and scheduled for interview on a rolling basis and accepted until all positions are filled.

 Pathology Eligibility and Selection Criteria Policy 

For additional information about an individual program, click on the appropriate link below.



Instructions for Application

Candidates need to submit electronic documents for their application packet.  We accept .doc, .jpg, .pdf and .tif documents as attachments to our fellowship email address.  We do not accept .zip files. Letters of reference can be sent by email attachment as well as long as they are on department letterhead and sent directly from the writer's office email OR administrative office email. If you or your references send electronic documents, please do NOT send paper documents. This wastes paper and hinders our ability to process your application in an expeditious manner. Click the link below for specific information about our requirements and applicable forms.

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

Application Email Address:

Include fellowship year and name in subject line.

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

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
2021-22: Filled, 2022-23: Filled
Robert Ricciotti, MD – UWMC

Breast & Gynecologic Pathology
2021-22: Filled, 2022-23: Filled
Rochelle Garcia, MD – UWMC

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pathology
2021-22: Filled, 2022-23: Filled
Haodong Xu, MD, PhD - UWMC

2021-22: Filled, 2022-23:Filled
Eric Huang, MD PhD – HMC

2021-22: Filled, 2022-23:Filled
Michi Sinohara, MD – UWMC

GI & Hepatic Pathology
2021-22: Filled, 2022-23:Filled
Matthew Yeh, MD PhD – UWMC
Genitourinary Pathology
2021-22: Filled, 2022-23:Filled
Maria Tretiakova, MD PhD – HMC

Forensic Pathology
2021-22: Filled, 2022-23:Open (1 Position)
Richard Harruff, MD PhD – King County ME Office
*Request application for this fellowship from Nathan Geerdes

2021-22: Filled, 2022-23:Filled
C. Dirk Keene, MD PhD

Pediatric Pathology
2021-22: Filled, 2022-23: Filled
Cristina Pacheco, MD - SCH

Renal Pathology
2021-22: Filled, 2022-23:Filled
Behzad Najafian, MD – UWMC

Surgical Pathology
2021-22: Filled, 2022-23:Filled
Paul Swanson, MD – UWMC

Laboratory Medicine

Click titles below to link to program and application information

Clinical Chemistry
Geoffrey S. Baird, MD,PhD
Jane A. Dickerson, PhD, DABCC

Brad T. Cookson, MD PhD
Lori Bourassa, PhD

Molecular Genetics Pathology

2021-22: Filled, 2022-23: Filled
David Wu, MD PhD – UWMC

2021-22: Filled, 2022-23: Filled
K. David Li, MD – UWMC

Transfusion Medicine
Theresa Nester, MD – Bloodworks Northwest


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