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Pathology Residency Program


Fellowship programs are based at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and its affiliated hospitals of Harborview Medical Center (HMC), Childrenís Hospital and Regional Medical Center (CHRMC) 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 in-house deadline for applications is January 1 the year before a program begins. Applications for positions are accepted until the positions are filled. We strongly encourage you to submit by February 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 now accepting applications for 2009.

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships
Bone and Soft Tissue 
2008 & 2009 Unfilled
Paul E. Swanson, MD (Interim Director) - UWMC
2009 Unfilled
Thomas Montine, MD PhD - HMC
2009 Unfilled
Annette Peck, MD; Asst. Director - HMC
Pediatric Pathology 
2009 Unfilled
Laura Finn, MD - CHRMC
2009 Unfilled
Zsolt Argenyi, MD - UWMC
Renal Pathology 
2009 Unfilled
Charles E. Alpers, MD - UWMC
Forensic Pathology 
2009 Unfilled
Richard Harruff, MD PhD - King County ME Office
Surgical Pathology 
2009 Unfilled - 2 positions
Rochelle Garcia, MD - UWMC
GI & Hepatic Pathology 
2009 Unfilled
Melissa Upton, MD - UWMC
Click to contact the fellowship director by email.
Clinical Chemistry 
2006 Filled
S.M. Hossein Sadrzadeh, PhD - UWMC
2006 Filled
Brad T. Cookson, MD PhD - UWMC
2009 Unfilled - 1 position
Daniel E. Sabath, MD PhD - UWMC
Transfusion Medicine 
2009 Unfilled - 2 Positions
Terry Gernsheimer, MD - Puget Sound Blood Center

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