Rochelle L. Garcia, MD

Professor | Director, Breast & Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship | Director, Gynecologic Pathology

Rochelle L. Garcia, MD

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Office Location:

UWMC Montlake, NE140E

Mailing Address:

Box 356100
1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195


Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Garcia is primarily a diagnostic general pathologist with expertise in gynecologic pathology. She is devoted to teaching in these areas and particularly devoted to teaching residents and medical students how to practice thoughtful, patient-centered, and cost-effective diagnostic pathology and how to communicate via written and verbal reports effectively with clinicians and patients.

One of her strongest goals is educating about and clarifying notions about general concepts such as neoplasm, intraepithelial neoplasm, and what is “cancer”. She is involved in multiple collaborative research efforts with gynecologic oncologists and is particularly interested in furthering our knowledge and understanding of ovarian and fallopian tube neoplasm.

Her other main focus is international pathology, including volunteer efforts in Kenya and mentoring residents with an interest in providing pathology services to underserved areas.

Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Cytopathology

Research Interests

Gynecologic oncology, international pathology, teaching.

Academic and Medical Appointments

Academic Appointments

Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, 2014 - present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, 2016 - present

Adjunct Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, 2014 – present

Director, Breast and Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2008-2010, 2013-Present

Medical Director of Gross Room, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 2007-Present

Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, and adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2007-2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, and adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2000-2007

Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2000-2020

Director of Residency Training, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1999-2011

Acting Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 1999-2000

Acting Instructor, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1994-1999

Medical Appointments

Volunteer Pathologist at Kijabe Hospital, Kijabe, Kenya, 2012-present

Pathologist/Gynecologic Pathologist, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1999-Present

Chief of Cytopathology, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, 1996-2011

Chief of Histology, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, 1994-2005

Staff Pathologist, VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, Seattle, WA, 1994-2020

Cytopathologist and Surgical Pathologist, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1995-1999, 2012-Present

Education and Training

Training

Chief Resident in Anatomic Pathology, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1994

Fellow, Immunocytochemistry, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1993

Residency- Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals, Seattle, WA, 1990-1994

Education

MD, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1989

BS cum laude, Chemistry, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1983

Publications

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