Neuropathology: Education & Training


The Neuropathology Service is a vibrant clinical service with several educational activities.  UW residents from Pathology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, along with Madigan Army Medical Center Pathology and Neurology residents, UW medical students, non-UW medical students, and visiting trainees and professors regularly rotate on the Neuropathology Service.  Trainees are expected to:

  • participate in neurosurgical, neuromuscular, and ocular pathology sign-out.

  • participate in weekly neuropathology autopsy conferences at UW Medical Center and Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH).

  • attend weekly neuropathology surgical case review QA, and biweekly neuropathology autopsy case review conferences.

  • participate in intraoperative consultations as possible.

  • In addition to these activities, the Neuropathology Division has a large archive of study sets in neurosurgical, neuromuscular, ocular and neurodegenerative pathology for self study as well as a large library of digitized presentations on neuroanatomy and virtually every aspect of neuropathology.


Current Fellows: 

                  2022-2024  Daniel Child, MD, PhD         2022-2024 Meagan Chambers, MD


Future Fellows

2024-2026 Lucy Evans, MD, PhD
2024-2026 Joyce Opara, MD



Rhonda Mittenzwei, MD 2021-2023. UW Medicine, Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Neuropathology) and the King County Medical Examiner's Office, Seattle, WA
Heather L. Maioli, MD 2020-2022. Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, NY 

Rebecca (Becky) Yoda, MD 2019-2021. UW Medicine, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Neuropathology, Cytopathology), Seattle, WA
Kathryn Scherpelz, MD, PhD 2018-2020. UW Medicine, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Neuropathology), Seattle, WA
Rajnish Bharadwaj, MD, PhD 2016-2018. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Caitlin Latimer, MD, PhD 2015-2017. UW Medicine, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Neuropathology), Seattle, WA
Margaret (Maggie) Flanagan, MD 2015-2017. Northwestern University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Dana Wolinsky, MD 2014-2015. Incyte Diagnostics, Bellevue, WA
Desiree Marshall, MD 2013-2015. UW Medicine, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Neuropathology), Seattle, WA
Gordana Juric-Sekhar, MD, PhD. 2012-2015. UW Medicine, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Neuropathology), Seattle, WA
Zachary Hoffer, MD, PhD. 2012-2014. Brooke Army Medical Center,  Fort Sam Houston, TX
Luis F. Gonzalez-Cuyar, MD. 2009-2011. UW Medicine, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Neuropathology), Seattle, WA
B. Russ Huber, MD, PhD. 2008-2010. Boston University, Boston, MA
Joseph Fullmer, MD, PhD. 2007-2009. Upstate University Hospital, Syracuse, NY
C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD. 2006-2008. UW Medicine, Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (Neuropathology), Seattle, WA
Joshua Sonnen, MD. 2005-2007. University of Utah, Pathology, Neuropathology, Salt Lake City, UT
Imran Umar, MD. 2004-2006. Saint John Regional Hospital, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Rory Donnellan, MD. 2003-2005. Immaculata Pathology, Beaudesert, Queensland, Australia
J. Matt Lacy, MD. 2002-2004. Snohomish County Medical Examiner, Tacoma, WA