Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Program Faculty*


Geoffrey S. Baird, MD, PhD
Co-Director, Clinical Chemistry Fellowship
Mass Spectrometry, Laboratory Utilization, Proteomics, Oligonucleotides, Aptamers

Daniel D. Bankson, SM, PhD, MBA
Endocrinology, Nutrition, Metabolism, Business Administration, Management

Andrew N. Hoofnagle, MD PhD
Chemistry, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry

Christina M. Lockwood, PhD, DABCC, DABMGG
Molecular Genetics, Molecular Chemistry, Molecular Pathology

Patrick Mathias, MD, PhD
Clinical Informatics, Clinical Chemistry, Molecular Diagnostics

William S. Phipps, MD
Assistant Director, Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Petrie M. Rainey, MD, PhD
Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology

Mark H. Wener, MD
Medical Director of UWMC, Immunology


Hsuan-Chieh (Joyce) Liao, PhD, DABCC
Assistant Professor | Assistant Director, HMC Chemistry

Seattle Children's Hospital

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

Min Xu, MD, PhD
Pediatric Clinical Chemistry, Immunoassay Development

*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.

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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).

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. 


Candidates may apply to this program from May 1 through September 30 the year before the July 1 start of the next year. 

December, 2021 - The position starting July 1, 2022 has been filled. Applications for the position starting July 1, 2023 will be accepted starting May 1, 2022.

To apply:

Application Email Address: Clinical Chemistry Fellowship Coordinator,

  • 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.