Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Faculty

Geoffrey S. Baird, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair |

Andrew B. B. Bryan, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | Medical Director, University of Washington Medical Center - Northwest Campus Clinical Laboratory | Assistant Director, Division of Clinical Microbiology

Jane Dickerson, PhD, DABCC

Clinical Associate Professor | Co-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

Associate Professor | Division Head, Genetics & Solid Tumors

Patrick C. Mathias, MD, PhD

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

Daniel D. Bankson, SM, PhD, MBA

Associate Professor | Head, Specimen Procurement Division | Director, Specimen Processing Services

Hsuan-Chieh (Joyce) Liao, PhD, DABCC

Assistant Professor | Associate Director of Chemistry

William S. Phipps, MD

Assistant Professor | Assistant Director, Division of Clinical Chemistry | Assistant Director, Clinical Mass Spectrometry

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Overview

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.

Requirements

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).

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. 

Application:

Candidates may apply to this program from May 1 through August 31 the year before the July 1 start of the next year.

Applications for the position starting July 1, 2023 are currently being accepted.

To apply:

Application Email Address: Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Coordinator, uwpthres@uw.edu

  • Include fellowship year and name in subject line.
  • Submit electronic documents as attachments to your email. Non-editable documents such as .jpg, .pdf and .tif documents are preferred.  

 

For More Information

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 Drirector, 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

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 trainin