Clinical Fellowships

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.

We encourage applicants to apply early. Applicants for fellowships are reviewed and scheduled for interview on a rolling basis and accepted until all positions are filled.

 Pathology Eligibility and Selection Criteria Policy 

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



Instructions for Application

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.  We do not accept .zip files. 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

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
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
Robert Ricciotti, MD – UWMC

Genitourinary Pathology
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
Maria Tretiakova, MD PhD – HMC 
Breast & Gynecologic Pathology
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
Rochelle Garcia, MD – UWMC
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
C. Dirk Keene, MD PhD

Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Pathology
2020-21 – Open, 2021-22- Filled
Haodong Xu, MD, PhD - UWMC

2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
Eric Huang, MD PhD – HMC
Pediatric Pathology
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
Cristina Pacheco, MD - SCH
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
Evan George, MD – UWMC
Renal Pathology
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
Behzad Najafian, MD - UWMC

Forensic Pathology
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled

Timothy Williams, MD – King County ME Office

*The application form for this program comes directly from the Program Coordinator at King County ME Office.

Surgical Pathology
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
Rochelle Garcia, MD – UWMC
GI & Hepatic Pathology
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled
Matthew Yeh, MD PhD – UWMC

Laboratory Medicine

Click titles below to link to program and application information

Clinical Chemistry
Geoffrey S. Baird, MD,PhD
Jane A. Dickerson, PhD, DABCC

Brad T. Cookson, MD PhD – UWMC
Lori Bourassa, PhD

Molecular Genetics Pathology

David Wu, MD PhD – UWMC
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled

Daniel E. Sabath, MD PhD – UWMC
2020-21 – Filled, 2021-22 – Filled

Transfusion Medicine
Theresa Nester, MD – Bloodworks Northwest


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