Division Head, Clinical Microbiology | Director, Molecular and Next-Gen Microbiology Lab | Co-Director, Clinical Microbiology Fellowship
Assistant Director, Clinical Microbiology | Co-Director, Clinical Microbiology Fellowship
Medical Director, University of Washington Medical Center - Northwest Campus Clinical Laboratory | Assistant Director, Division of Clinical Microbiology
Assistant Director, Molecular Diagnosis, Microbiology Section
Karen G. Stephens, PhD
The clinical microbiology division has laboratories located at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and Harborview Medical Center (HMC). The division provides a wide range of diagnostics services in bacteriology, parasitology, mycology, mycobacteriology and molecular diagnosis. The division employs over 70 full and part time medical laboratory scientists, technicians, administrative support staff and faculty.
The Clinical Microbiology Division participates in training programs for undergraduate medical laboratory science students, Laboratory Medicine Master of Science students, medical students, clinical pathology residents and infectious diseases fellows. In addition, the division administers a CPEP-accredited postdoctoral training program in medical and public health laboratory microbiology. Please see the Education section for more information on these programs.
The clinical microbiology division supports numerous lines of research. For more information, see entries for individual faculty.
Susceptibility Testing and Antibiograms
The clinical microbiology division creates and provides annual antibiograms for HMC and UWMC, which can be found by visiting the Antibiograms and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing Information guideline.
University of Washington Clinical Microbiology Lab
Hours: 24 hours daily
For clinical consultations, page our Microbiology Fellow on-call at 206.598.6190.
Harborview Medical Center Clinical Microbiology Lab
Room GWH 47
Hours: 6am-11:30pm daily
After Hours: Samples accepted at Specimen Processing Services
USPS and Courier
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
1959 NE Pacific Street, Room NW120
Seattle, WA 98195-7110
UWMC Microbiology Lab 206.598.6147
HMC Microbiology Lab 206.744.5858
Jason Matsumoto, Lead
Cheryl McMillan, Lead
Carolyn Wallis, Lead