Clinical Chemistry Fellowship


Jane Dickerson, PhD, DABCC

Associate Professor | Director, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Hsuan-Chieh (Joyce) Liao, PhD, DABCC

Assistant Professor | Associate Director of Chemistry | Associate Director, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Andrew N. Hoofnagle, MD, PhD

Professor | Head, Division of Chemistry | Director, UW Medical Center - Montlake, Chemistry | Director, Clinical Mass Spectrometry | Director, Analytic Core, Nutrition Obesity Research Center | Assistant Director, Clinical Immunology

Christina M. Lockwood, PhD, DABCC, DABMGG

Professor | Division Head, Genetics & Solid Tumors

Patrick C. Mathias, MD, PhD

Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Clinical Operations | Associate Medical Director of Informatics | Medical Director of Airlift NW POCT

William S. Phipps, MD

Assistant Professor | Director of Tissue Mass Spectrometry | Assistant Director of Clinical Chemistry

Chihiro Morishima, MD

Professor | Co-Director, Clinical Immunology

Rebecca S Treger, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | Assistant Director, Clinical Immunology | Co-Director, Post-Sophomore Fellowship

Mark H. Wener, MD

Professor | Director, Clinical Immunology

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The Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Chemistry at the University of Washington is the oldest in the United States. More than eighty clinical chemists have graduated from the program to go on to successful careers in leading universities, private hospitals, commercial laboratories and industry.

The goal of this two-year postdoctoral program is to prepare doctoral scientists or physicians for academic careers in clinical chemistry. The training is tailored to the background and interests of the individual fellows. The first month of training is an intensive didactic course in all aspects of Laboratory Medicine. In the next six to nine months, fellows will rotate through all sections of the clinical chemistry laboratories at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital. During these rotations, fellows become familiar with the spectrum of analytical methods and instrumentation used in a clinical chemistry laboratory, along with the interpretation of results from these analyses and with management aspects of these sections. During the remaining 12 to 15 months of training, fellows pursue research relevant to laboratory medicine under the mentorship of Laboratory Medicine faculty.

The fellows also participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs of the department. There are ongoing didactic sessions throughout the training program, as well as small projects to carry out. Fellows take calls for problems that may arise in the clinical chemistry laboratory and interact on a frequent basis with pathology residents training in Laboratory Medicine.

Typically, one or two positions are available in a given year, with a nominal start date of July 1. The program is accredited by the Committee on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC). Current ComACC certification expires in 2024.


PhD or MD with academic credentials appropriate for certification by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) at the completion of training; or MD-certified or eligible for certification in Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology (ABP).


Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US or eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Stipend and Benefits

This is a 2 year program. Initial appointment is for one year with reappointment evaluated before the second year based on progress within the program. Stipend and benefits are based on the schedule for residents at an equivalent level. 


 One position is available starting July 1, 2025.

  • Applications are accepted March 15 – August 31  through the department’s fellowship application portal
  • No offers will be given before October 1
  • The offer will be open for a minimum of 2 weeks for consideration
  • We will consider applications until the position is filled

To apply:


For More Information

Program Director:
Associate Director: 

Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 
University of Washington 
Box 357470 
Seattle, WA 98195


If you have questions or problems, please contact our

Academic Programs Coordinator.

HMC Faculty

Hsuan-Chieh (Joyce) Liao, PhD, DABCC
Co-Director, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship
Assistant Director, HMC Chemistry

Seattle Children's Faculty

Jane Dickerson, PhD, DABCC
Co-Director, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship
Pediatric Clinical Chemistry, Utilization Management

Michael Astion, MD, PhD
Medical Director of Laboratories, Seattle Children's Hospital; Lab Management

Lisa Johnson, PhD
Director, Chemistry Laboratory

Anna Scott, PhD
Biochemical Genetics


*Additional teachers for the program include those from the Chemistry Division. However, many other Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology faculty members also contribute to the training.