Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship


Maria Tretiakova, MD, PhD

Professor | Director, Genitourinary Pathology Fellowship Program | Director, Immunohistochemistry Laboratories | Co-Chief of Service, Harborview Medical Center

Lawrence D. True, MD

Professor | Service Leader of GU Pathology | Co-Leader of Prostate Cancer Biospecimen Core

Funda Vakar-Lopez, MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Program Overview

The genitourinary (GU) pathology fellowship program is a one-year program designed to provide an intensive, comprehensive and diverse experience in diagnostic GU pathology. The GU service is the 2nd busiest pathology service offering a wide range of non-neoplastic and neoplastic cases from prostate, kidney, bladder, testis, adrenal and other GU organs. The fellow will be involved in every aspect of GU service with focus on clinical consults, teaching junior trainees, organizing and presenting at multiple weekly tumor boards and teaching sessions. GU pathology fellows are encouraged to engage in translational and/or basic research projects with the expectation to present their work at national meetings and to publish it. Our faculty has proven track records of both diagnostic and research excellence, running an active consultation service, biospecimen collection, rapid autopsy program, digital pathology facility and with extensive involvement in large institutional grants including the prostate SPORE program.

The fellowship is based primarily at Harborview Medical Center (HMC) within the Division of Anatomic Pathology. Two months of required selectives are located at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). The faculty of HMC and UWMC Anatomic Pathology provide an extensive knowledge and experience base for the teaching of GU and general surgical pathology.

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.

Stipend and 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. Maria Tretiakova
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
University of Washington
Box 359791
Seattle, WA 98104

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships
We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

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