Fellowship

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.

 

ACGME Fellowship Programs

Applications for 2026-2027 open on April 1, 2024

Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine
Bloodworks Northwest
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Two Open Positions
2026-27: Three Open Positions
Theresa Nester, MD

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
University of Washington Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Filled
2026-27: One Open Position
Robert Ricciotti, MD

Breast & Gynecologic Pathology
University of Washington Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Filled
2026-27: Two Open Positions
Rebeca Alvarez, MD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pathology
University of Washington Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Filled
2026-27: One Open Position
Anshu Bandhlish, MBBS

Cytopathology
Harborview Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Filled
2026-27: One Open Position
Eric Huang, MD, PhD

Dermatopathology
University of Washington Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Filled
2026-27: One Open Position
Michi Shinohara, MD

Forensic Pathology
King County ME Office
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Two Open Positions (NRMP)
2026-27: Two Open Positions

Amanda Maskovyak, MD

Genitourinary Pathology
Harborview Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: One Open Position
2026-27: One Open Position

Maria Tretiakova, MD, PhD

Gastrointestinal & Hepatic Pathology
University of Washington Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Filled
2026-27: Two Open Positions
Yongjun Liu, MD, PhD

Hematopathology
University of Washington Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Filled 
2026-27: Two Open Positions (NRMP)
Alireza Torabi, MD, PhD

Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
University of Washington Medical Center
2023-25: Filled
2025-27: One Open Position
Yajuan J. Liu, PhD

Molecular Genetics Pathology
University of Washington Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Filled
2026-27: Filled
David Wu, MD, PhD

Neuropathology
Harborview Medical Center
2024-25: One Open Position
2025-26: Filled
2026-27: One Open Position
Amber Nolan, MD, PhD

Pediatric Pathology
Seattle Children's Hospital
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Filled
2026-27: Two Open Positions
Cristina Pacheco, MD

Renal Pathology
University of Washington Medical Center
2024-25: One Open Position
2025-26: One Open Position
2026-27: One Open Position

Behzad Najafian, MD

Surgical Pathology

University of Washington Medical Center
2024-25: Filled
2025-26: Two Open Positions
2026-27: Three Open Positions

Paul E. Swanson, MD

Other Accredited Programs

 The programs below each have a unique application process and form according to the accreditation program requirements.  Click the highlighted program name to link to more information about each program as well as a link to the program's unique application form and/or process.

Clinical Chemistry

Jane Dickerson, PhD, DABCC
Hsuan-Chieh (Joyce) Liao, PhD, DABCC

Accredited by Committee on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (COMACC)

Applications accepted March 1, 2024 - August 31 for position starting July 1, 2025. Instructions/form available on Clinical Chemistry program page.

Clinical Microbiology

Lori A. Bourassa, PhD, MPH, D(ABMM)
Brad T. Cookson, MD, PhD

Accredited by American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Applications accepted ONLY through the ASM application site. Apply now through ASM for position starting July 1, 2025.