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 boards.


 Candidate Eligibility and Selection Criteria Policy 


ACGME Fellowship Programs

Instructions for Application

All applicants must be eligible for the 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.

We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form.

Spring 2021: Access application instructions HERE 

*For Forensic Pathology Fellowship, request application information from Nathan Geerdes, email:

If you have questions or problems, please contact our Academic Programs Manager. For additional information about an individual program, click on the appropriate link below.

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
Robert Ricciotti, MD – UWMC

Breast & Gynecologic Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
Rochelle Garcia, MD – UWMC

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
Haodong Xu, MD, PhD - UWMC

2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
Eric Huang, MD PhD – HMC

2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
Michi Sinohara, MD – UWMC

GI & Hepatic Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open (1 Position)
Matthew Yeh, MD PhD – UWMC
Genitourinary Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
Maria Tretiakova, MD PhD – HMC

Forensic Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open (1 Position)
Richard Harruff, MD PhD – King County ME Office
*Request application for this fellowship from Nathan Geerdes

Molecular Genetics Pathology

2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
David Wu, MD PhD – UWMC

2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
K. David Li, MD – UWMC
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
C. Dirk Keene, MD PhD

Pediatric Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
Cristina Pacheco, MD - SCH

Renal Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
Behzad Najafian, MD – UWMC

Surgical Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Open
Paul Swanson, MD – UWMC

Transfusion Medicine
Theresa Nester, MD – Bloodworks Northwest

Other Accredited Programs

Click titles below to link to program and application information

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

Accredited by Committee on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (COMACC)

Brad T. Cookson, MD PhD
Lori Bourassa, PhD

Accredited by American Society for Microbiology (ASM)