Vera A. Paulson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor | Associate Director, Genetics and Solid Tumors Laboratory | Associate Director, Genetics Preanalytical Services

Vera A. Paulson, MD, PhD


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Office Location:

UW Medical Center - Montlake, Room NW120

Mailing Address:

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

Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Paulson is responsible for tissue procurement as well as the implementation and clinical evaluation of advanced technologies for molecular diagnostics in a range of diseases, including both somatic and germline (inherited) disorders.

What excites her most about her job is the opportunity to collaborate with her clinical colleagues to provide state-of-the-art medical care. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Paulson is passionate about medical education at the local and national level. She has been involved in the education of medical laboratory scientists (MLS), pathology assistants, medical students, and residents.

Board Certifications

Molecular Genetic Pathology, 2017, American Board of Pathology

Pediatric Pathology, 2016, American Board of Pathology

Anatomic Pathology, 2015, American Board of Pathology

Academic and Medical Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2018-present

Instructor, Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 2017-2018

Education and Training

Fellowship, Molecular Genetic Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, 2016-2017

Fellowship, Pediatric Pathology, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA,2015-2016

Residency, Anatomic Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA,2012-2015

MD and PhD in Cancer Biology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2005-2012


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