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.

Link to more information on individual programs listed below by clicking on the fellowship name.

We do NOT accept the APC Standard Application Form.

 Access application instructions for the ACGME programs at this link

*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.

Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine
2022-23:Two Open Positions, 2023-24: Two Open Positions
Theresa Nester, MD – Bloodworks Northwest

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

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

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

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

2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Filled
Michi Sinohara, MD – UWMC
GI & Hepatic Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Filled
Matthew Yeh, MD PhD – UWMC

Genitourinary Pathology
2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Filled
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
Molecular Genetics Pathology

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

2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Filled
Daniel E. Sabath, MD – UWMC

2022-23: Filled, 2023-24: Filled
C. Dirk Keene, MD PhD

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

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

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

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

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

Application instructions/form available on program site

Accredited by Committee on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (COMACC)

7/2022 position: Filled 

Accepting applications for 7/2023 position starting May, 2022

Clinical Microbiology

Lori Bourassa, PhD
Brad T. Cookson, MD PhD

Application instructions available on program site

Accredited by American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

7/2022 position:  Filled

Accepting applications for 7/2023 position starting May, 2022