Neuropathology

Overview

Location

Neuropathology is located on the UW Harborview Medical Center campus  Seattle, WA USA

Contact

Christine Federhart Administrative Specialist cfederha@uw.edu 206.744.6776

The Neuropathology Division is an integral part of the University of Washington's Pathology Department and Neurosciences program. We provide diagnostic support to neurosurgery, neurology, neuro-oncology and ophthalmology clinical services throughout the affiliated University hospitals, as well as maintain an excellent training program.

The Neuropathology training program is maintained through daily discussions and specimen review, weekly brain cutting sessions, neuropathology conferences, and the Research in Progress Seminar. Our clinical interests span virtually all of diagnostic neuropathology, including developmental, ocular, muscle and peripheral nerve, degenerative, and surgical neuropathology.

The Neuropathology Division has active and well-funded research laboratories.  Our research interests include degenerative diseases of the central nervous system, particularly Alzheimer's Disease and Parkinson's Disease, stroke, neoplasia, and epilepsy.

 

 

Open position:  Neuropathology Fellowship 2021-2023

This two-year accredited training program provides full clinical service to University and Harborview Medical Centers and consultative service to Seattle Children's Hospital, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, and the Puget Sound VA Medical Center. Over 1,700 surgical specimens and over 300 autopsies are evaluated each year. The program is designed to provide increasing responsibility using modern techniques to insure that the trainee is well prepared to practice all aspects of contemporary diagnostic neuropathology. Research is an important component of our program, and all trainees are encouraged to participate. Faculty in the Neuropathology Division have well funded research programs in developmental neurobiology, neurodegeneration, epilepsy, stroke, toxicology, and neoplasia.  For additional information about the Neuropathology Fellowship at the University of Washington, please contact Dr. C. Dirk Keene, Neuropathology Fellowship Program Director.  206-744-8273, cdkeene@uw.edu. For an application form, download from Residency website Residency website or contact the Pathology Residency Program staff 206-685-1624 or 221-1384 or by email residency@pathology.washington.edu

Requirements:  AP or AP/CP residency or AP/NP track. 

In the News:   Tramatic Brain Injury

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD talks about long term effects of concussion and other head trauma on local media (video):

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C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD leads Traumatic Brain Injury Study funded by The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. In a KOMO NewsRadio 1000am/97.9fm interview, Dr. Keene comments on largest study of CTE in football player brains.

 

Awards

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD received the UW Distinguished Nelson Fausto Mentor Award 2018.

Rajnish Bharadwaj, MD, PhD, Neuropathology Fellow and his mentor Dr. Leo Pallanck received the 2017 Weil Award for Best Paper on Experimental Neuropathology from the American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) for their work on a new Drosophila model of Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation.

Patrick (P.J.) Cimino, MD, PhD awarded the F. Stephen Vogel Award at the United State and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) 2015 annual meeting.

 

Our Team

C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD

Nancy & Buster Alvord Endowed Chair.
Director of Neuropathology Division & Fellowship.  Leader-Neuropathology & Targeted Molecular Testing Core.  Associate Professor of Pathology.  Adjunct-UW Ophthalmology & Neurological Surgery.
 
  

Jing Zhang, MD, PhD

Shaw Endowed Chair in Neuropathology.  Professor of Pathology.  Adjunct-UW Neurology, Ophthalmology & Oral Health Sciences.

Luis Gonzalez Cuyar, MD

UWMC & HMC Histology Laboratory Section Director. Neuromuscular Pathology Section Head. Associate Director of Neuropathology Fellowship. Assistant Professor of Pathology.
 
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Desiree Marshall, MD

Director of Autopsy & After Death Services. Acting Assistant Professor of Pathology.

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Gordana Juric-Sekhar, MD, PhD

Dual Acting Instructor, Pathology and Neurological Surgery.

 

 

  

 

Caitlin S. Latimer, MD, PhD

Acting Instructor of Pathology.

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Patrick (PJ) Cimino, MD, PhD

Acting Assistant Professor of Pathology.

 

Martin Darvas, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pathology.