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.


ACGME Fellowship Programs

Blood Banking / Transfusion Medicine
2023-24: One Open Position; 2024-25: 3 Open Positions
Theresa Nester, MD – Bloodworks Northwest

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: Open
Robert Ricciotti, MD – UWMC

Breast & Gynecologic Pathology
2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: 2 Open Positions
Lisa Koch, MD, PhD – UWMC

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pathology
2023-24: Open; 2024-25: Open
Haodong Xu, MD, PhD - UWMC

2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: Open
Eric Huang, MD PhD – HMC

2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: Open
Michi Sinohara, MD – UWMC
Forensic Pathology
2023-24: Open (1 Position)
Richard Harruff, MD PhD – King County ME Office

Genitourinary Pathology
2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: Open
Maria Tretiakova, MD PhD – HMC

GI & Hepatic Pathology
2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: Open
Matthew Yeh, MD PhD – UWMC
2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: 2 Open Positions
Daniel E. Sabath, MD – UWMC

Laboratory Genetics and Genomics
2023-24: Open; 2024-25: Open
Yajuan J. Liu, PhD

Molecular Genetics Pathology
2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: Open
David Wu, MD PhD – UWMC

2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: Open
C. Dirk Keene, MD PhD

Pediatric Pathology
2023-24: Filled; 2024-25: 2 Open Positions
Cristina Pacheco, MD - SCH

Renal Pathology
2023-24: Open; 2024-25: 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

Jane A. Dickerson, PhD, DABCC
Joyce Liao, PhD, DABCC

Application instructions/form available on program site

Accredited by Committee on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (COMACC)

Applications for the position starting July 1, 2023 will be accepted starting May 1, 2022.

Clinical Microbiology

Lori Bourassa, PhD

NOTE: only applications entered through the ASM application site will be accepted.

Accredited by American Society for Microbiology (ASM)

Applications for the position starting July 1, 2023 will be accepted starting May 1, 2022.