William S. Phipps, MD

Assistant Professor | Director of Tissue Mass Spectrometry | Assistant Director of Clinical Chemistry

William S. Phipps, MD


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Office Location:

UW Medical Center - Montlake, Room NW120

Mailing Address:

Box 357470
1959 NE Pacific St
Seattle, WA 98195‐7110

Clinical and Research Background

Dr. Phipps is director of Tissue Mass Spectrometry and assistant director of Clinical Chemistry at the University of Washington. His early background includes development of biochemical systems for studying behavior in living cells and work on medical diagnostics for use in challenging environments, e.g. outer space. After obtaining his MD degree from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, he completed a residency in Clinical Pathology at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in Dallas, TX where he was primarily involved with validation and development of mass spectrometry based analyses with application to the clinical laboratory. At UW he continues to focus on mass spectrometry, including on methods to analyze solid organ tissues.

Board Certifications

​Clinical Pathology

Research Interests

Mass spectrometry, Proteomics, Cancer biomarkers

Academic and Medical Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2022-Present

Acting Instructor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2020-2022

Education and Training

BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2010

MD, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN, 2016

Residency, Clinical Pathology/Physician-Scientist Research Pathway, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 2016-20


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