Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship

Program Faculty

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Robert Ricciotti, MD
Director, Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship

Eleanor Chen, MD PhD

Yajuan J. Liu, PhD

Jose G. Mantilla Arango, MD

Paul E. Swanson, MD


The Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship is a one-year program based at the University of Washington Medical Center. The training program exposes the fellow to a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of bone and soft tissue disorders. In-house ancillary studies are utilized extensively and include immunohistochemistry, cytogenetic, and molecular genetic techniques. Specific training in molecular/cytogenomic testing, as it relates to bone and soft tissue disorders is provided. The bone and soft tissue pathology service supports a large multidisciplinary group including surgery, oncology, radiation therapy, radiology, and nuclear medicine. There is a large diversity of in house as well as consult material. The fellow will be responsible for reviewing all clinical material, ancillary tests, and radiological studies, and will lead weekly multidisciplinary sarcoma conferences. Clinicopathological and translational research is strongly encouraged. 1 position/year

Program Goals and Objectives

Typical Schedule


Applicants are expected to have completed the training required for certification in Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. This requirement may be waived by the Program Director in exceptional cases.

Stipend & Benefits

Appointment is for one year. Stipend and benefits are based on the schedule for residents at an equivalent level. Fellows are encouraged to apply for extramural funding if additional research training is desired.

For More Information

Dr. Robert Ricciotti
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
University of Washington
Box 356100
Seattle, WA 98195-6100

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.  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.  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 Coordinator.