Clinical and Research Background
Dr. Sabath directs the Hematology and Coagulation laboratories at the UW Medicine - Montlake campus and Harborview Medical Center. He also directs the Red Cell Disorders Laboratory and Special Coagulation laboratory, both located at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Sabath is actively involved in the Molecular Hematopathology laboratory operations, with significant signout responsibilities in that area. Finally, Dr. Sabath serves as a hematopathology consultant for the Harborview anatomic pathology services.
Clinical Pathology, 1992
Dr. Sabath’s current research focuses on detection and characterization of circulating tumor cells. In collaboration with a local startup company, RareCyte, Inc., he has validated their circulating tumor cell assay for clinical use and is currently investigating the application of this technology for evaluating expression of other biomarkers in circulating tumor cells.
Dr. Sabath is also involved in clinical research in hemoglobin disorders and coagulation testing.
Academic and Medical Appointments
Associate Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics
Interim Chief of Service, Harborview Clinical Laboratories, 2017
Medical Director, Transfusion Support Service, UW Medical Center - Montlake, 2014-2016
Medical Director, Clinical Laboratories, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, 2009-2012
Director, Hematopathology Laboratory, UW Medical Center - Montlake, 1994-2005
Associate Director, Genetics Laboratory, UW Medical Center - Montlake, 1993-2007
Education and Training
Hematopathology Fellowship, University of Washington
Laboratory Medicine Residency, University of Washington
MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, 1989
AB, Harvard College, 1982