Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship


Robert Ricciotti, MD

Assistant Professor | Director, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship Program

Anshu Bandhlish, MD

Clinical Instructor | Program Director, Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pathology Fellowship

Eleanor Chen, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

Troy Hutchens, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Yajuan J. Liu, PhD, FACMG

Professor | Director, Clinical Genomics and Cytogenetics Laboratories | Program Director, Laboratory Genetics and Genomics

Paul E. Swanson, MD

Professor | Interim Director, Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology Fellowship Program | Service Leader of Gastrointestinal, Hepatic, and Pancreatic Pathology | Director, Gastrointestinal Pathology Laboratory



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.

Program Aims

  • Educate the fellow to be able to independently practice bone and soft tissue pathology and to function as an expert resource in surgical pathology.
  • Provide the fellow with teaching opportunities and experience to help them achieve excellence as an educator.
  • Provide the fellow with opportunities to begin establishing an academic portfolio and a tool set to continue contributing academically to the subspecialty and work towards becoming a future leader in the field.

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.

Visiting residents/Observers

The Bone and Soft Tissue fellowship happily accepts visiting residents and observers. For inquiries or more information, please contact our DLMP GME Admin staff.

For More Information

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

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships

UW Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship is participating in the Unified Approach to Fellowship Recruitment for surgical pathology and subspecialties. We will follow the unified timeline for recruitment of fellowships starting on July 1, 2024.

Applications: Currently accepting

Virtual Interviews: Beginning August 15, 2022. Applicants selected to interview will be contacted by the program coordinator to arrange for a mutually suitable time.

Earliest Offer Date: October 3, 2022

We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

If you have questions or problems, please contact our Academic Programs Coordinator.