Pathology Residency Program

Clinical Fellowship Programs

Fellowship programs are based at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and its affiliated hospitals of Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH) and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), which offer tertiary-level care serving the five-state region of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Our training programs provide a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis of disease using standard diagnostic practices, as well as specialized techniques including immunohistochemistry, cytogenetics, molecular diagnostics, immunofluorescence, electron microscopy, and flow cytometry. Fellows are involved in the teaching mission of our programs by working with residents and medical students and presenting at clinical conferences. Clinicopathological research is strongly encouraged for all programs. All positions are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or appropriate subspecialty board.

Applicants need to be eligible for American Board of Pathology certification in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology. Dermatopathology candidates may be eligible for American Board of Dermatology certification. Neuropathology candidates may be enrolled in an ACGME-accredited anatomic pathology training program. Throughout the training period, residents should discuss career options with the fellowship program director or faculty advisor.

Our application deadline is December 1.  Please inquire about availability after this date. Filled positions are posted on our website.


Policies and Procedures for the Selection, Evaluation, Promotion and Dismissal of Residents and Fellows


For additional information about an individual program, click on the appropriate link below.

We are currently accepting applications for 2017. The dealine for applications is December 1, 2015.  

However, it is best to get in your application as soon as possible. 




Candidates need to submit electronic documents for their application packet.  We accept .doc, .jpg, .pdf and .tif documents as attachments to our fellowship email address.  Letters of reference can be sent by email attachment as well as long as they are on department letterhead and sent directly from the writer's office email OR administrative office email.  If you or your references send electronic documents, please do NOT send paper documents.  This wastes paper and hinders our ability to process your application in an expeditious manner.  Click the link below for specific information about our requirements and applicable forms.

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships
We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form
You will need the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader

Application Email Address:

Include fellowship year and name in subject line.

If you have questions or problems, please contact our Academic Programs Manager.

Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
2016 - Filled, 2017 - Filled
Benjamin Hoch, MD - UWMC
GI & Hepatic Pathology
2016 - Filled, 2017 - One Position
Matthew Yeh, MD PhD - UWMC
Breast & Gynecologic Pathology
2016 - Filled, 2017 - Filled
Rochelle Garcia, MD - UWMC
2016 - Filled, 2017 - One Position
C. Dirk Keene, MD PhD
2016 - Filled, 2017 - One Position
Stephen Schmechel, MD PhD - HMC
Pediatric Pathology
2016 - Filled, 2017 - Filled
Raj Kapur, MD PhD - SCH
2016 - Filled, 2017 - One Position
Zsolt Argenyi, MD - UWMC
Renal Pathology
2016 - Filled, 2017 - Filled
Behzad Najafian, MD - UWMC
2016 - Filled, 2017 - One Position
Richard Harruff, MD PhD - King County ME Office
Surgical Pathology
2016 - Filled, 2017 - Three Positions
Rochelle Garcia, MD - UWMC
Click to contact the fellowship director by email.
Clinical Chemistry
Dina N Greene, PhD, DABCC
Brad T. Cookson, MD PhD - UWMC
Molecular Genetics Pathology
2016 - Filled, 2017 - One Position
David Wu, MD PhD - UWMC
2016 - Filled, 2017 - One Position
Daniel E. Sabath, MD PhD - UWMC
Transfusion Medicine
Terry Gernsheimer, MD - Puget Sound Blood Center