Joshua A. Lieberman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnosis, Microbiology Section

Joshua A. Lieberman, MD, PhD

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Office Location:

UWMC - NW120

Mailing Address:

Box 357110
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195‐7110


Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Lieberman’s clinical interests lie in molecular diagnosis of infections, diagnosis of infections in immunocompromised patients, infectious diseases pathology, and teaching Laboratory Medicine. Josh has been lucky enough to partner with outstanding teachers throughout the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology to explore emerging techniques in teaching pathology, particularly how best to incorporate remote-teaching/remote-learning tools.

In addition to his clinical training in anatomic and clinical pathology, Josh was trained as a microbiologist and biochemist. His PhD focused on the structure and sub-cellular localization of bacterial secretion systems (pilus biogenesis machinery in E. coli). Prior to embracing a primary role as a clinician-educator, Josh spent time conducting post-doctoral research studying the role of nitric oxide in S. aureus metabolism and adaptation to host environments.

Molecular Microbiology Lab

Board Certifications

Anatomic Pathology 2018, Clinical Pathology 2018

Research Interests

Dr. Lieberman’s research interests focus on bringing new and novel molecular assays into the clinical lab. In particular, he is interested in:

  • Modalities that span anatomic & clinical pathology and permit species-specific identification of pathogens in tissue such as multiplexed imaging with nucleic acid probes
  • Clinical yield and laboratory stewardship of molecular diagnostics, including metagenomic next-generation sequencing assays

Academic and Medical Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2020-present

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2020

Acting Instructor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2018-2020

Education and Training

Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2014-2018

Chief Resident, Clinical Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2017-2018

MD and PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2006-2014

Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Trainee Research Fellowship, Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD, 2005-2006

BS in Microbiology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2001-2005

Publications

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