Joe Rutledge, MD

Professor Emeritus

Joe Rutledge, MD


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Clinical and Research Background

As medical director of the Seattle Children’s Laboratory, Dr. Rutledge was deeply involved in operations leading to his work in improving the laboratory both in efficiency and quality. He continues to be involved with building quality management systems (hospital ISO 9001) and with the College of American Pathologists on their ISO 15189 committee and other aspects of the laboratory accreditation program.

Research Interests

In early career, mammalian chemical mutagenesis and the zygote

More recently, Toyota Production System in the clinical laboratory, and

Quality Management Systems in the clinical laboratory

Education and Training

University of Washington Certificate Program in Medical Management, 2000

National Wilms’ Tumor Study Fellow, Seattle, Washington, 1980

Resident in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 1976-1980

MD Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, 1976

BS with distinction in Chemistry with American Chemical Society Certification, Rhodes College (Southwestern at Memphis), Memphis, Tennessee, 1972


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