Clinical Fellowships: Neuropathology

Program Faculty

Sailboats on Lake Washington

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD
Nancy & Buster Alvord Endowed Chair
Director, Neuropathology Division & Fellowship
Leader-Neuropathology & Targeted Molecular Testing Core
Professor, Pathology

Luis Gonzalez-Cuyar, MD
UWMC & HMC Histology Laboratory Section Director
Neuromuscular Pathology Section Head
Associate Director of Neuropathology Fellowship
Associate Professor, Pathology

PJ Cimino, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Desiree Marshall, MD
Director of Autopsy & After Death Services
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Kathryn P. Scherpelz, MD, PhD
Medical Director Associate, Autopsy & After Death Services
Acting Assistant Professor, Pathology

Caitlin Latimer, MD, PhD
Assistant Instructor, Pathology

Robert (Bob) Mrak, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor

Amber Nolan, MD, PHD
Assistant Professor, Pathology

Martin Darvas, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Pathology

Min Shi, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Pathology

Tessandra Stewart, PhD
Research Acting Instructor, Pathology


The Neuropathology Fellowship at University of Washington School of Medicine is a two-year ACGME-accredited training program .  Staffed by faculty in the University of Washington Affiliated Hospital system and providing over 400 autopsies and 1,400 neurosurgical specimens each year, the program is designed to provide materials, facilities and experiences in various normal and abnormal aspects of the central and peripheral nervous system, skeletal muscle system and ocular system. The faculty's research interests include developmental neurobiology, cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, neurotoxicology, neurodegeneration, trauma, and neoplasia. The first year of fellowship offers extensive “hands-on” clinical experience while the second year offers a varied experience when opportunities for extensive protected time for research can be negotiated for suitable trainees. 1 position/year; 2 year program

Program Goals and Objectives

 Typical Schedule


Applicants who have completed Anatomic Pathology residency training are expected to be eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology. Applicants for combined AP/NP training are expected to meet the requirements for the overall residency program.

Stipend & Benefits

Appointment is for one year and is subject to renewal for a second year. Stipend and benefits are based on the schedule for residents at an equivalent level.

For More Information

C. Dirk Keene, MD PhD
Director of Neuropathology Fellowship Program
Harborview Medical Center
Neuropathology, Box 359791
325 Ninth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Candidates need to submit electronic documents for their application packet.  We accept .doc, .jpg, .pdf and .tif documents as attachments to our fellowship email address.  Letters of reference can be sent by email attachment as well as long as they are on department letterhead and sent directly from the writer's office email OR administrative office email.  Click the link below for specific information about our requirements and applicable forms.

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

Application Email Address:

Include fellowship year and name in subject line.

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