Neuropathology: Training Program


The Neuropathology Service is a vibrant clinical service with several educational activities.  Residents from Pathology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, as well as 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 on the Neuropathology Service are expected to:

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

  2. participate in weekly neuropathology autopsy conferences at UWMC and Seattle Children's Hospital (SCH).

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

  4. participate in intraoperative consultations as possible.

  5. 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 Fellow: 
2016-2018  Rajnish Bharadwaj, MD, PhD

Future Fellows

2018-2020 Kathryn Poindexter Scherpelz, MD, PhD
2019-2021 Rebecca (Becky) Yoda, MD, PhD
2020-2022 Heather Maioli, MD, PhD


Caitlin Latimer, MD, PhD.  2015-2017.  University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Margaret (Maggie) Flanagan, MD.  2015-16.  University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Dana Wolinsky, MD 2014-2015.  Incyte Diagnostics, Bellevue, WA
Desiree Marshall, MD 2013-2015.  King County Medical Examiner's Office, Fellowship, Seattle, WA
Gordana Juric-Sekhar, MD, PhD.  2012-2015.  UW Medicine, Neuropathology Fellow
Zachary Hoffer, MD, PhD.  2012-2014.  Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA.  Clinical Pathologist
Luis F. Gonzalez-Cuyar, MD.  2009-2011.   UW Medicine, Acting Assistant Professor, Neuropathology
B. Russ Huber, MD, PhD.  2008-2010.  Puget Sound VA Health Care System, Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Joseph Fullmer, MD, PhD.  2007-2009.  University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
C. Dirk Keene, MD, PhD.  2006-2008.  UW Medicine, Pathology, Neuropathology, Assistant Professor
Joshua Sonnen, MD. 2005-2007. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, Associate Professor of Pathology
Imran Umar, MD. 2004-2006. St. Johns Regional Hospital, St John, NB, Canada
Rory Donnellan, MD. 2003-2005. Mater Hospital, Director of Neuropathology, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
J. Matt Lacy, MD. 2002-2004. Pierce County Medical Examiner Office, Tacoma, WA