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Geoffrey S. Baird, MD,PhD



Jane A. Dickerson, PhD, DABCC

University of Washington
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Box 357110
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98185

Seattle Children's Hospital
Laboratory OC.8.720
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Program Administrators: Addresses:

Hazel Gawaran
Education Manager

Maureen Ni
Program Coordinator

University of Washington
Departments of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Box 357470
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98185

Affiliated Institutions:


University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle Children's Hospital
Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System
Harborview Medical Center


Faculty and Research Interests

University of Washington Medical Center

Geoffrey S. Baird, MD, PhD

Mass Spectrometry, Laboratory Utilization, Proteomics, Oligonucleotide, Aptamers

Daniel Bankson, SM, PhD, MBA, DABCC

Endocrinology, Nutrition, Metabolism, Business Administration, Management

David Chou, MD


Andrew N. Hoofnagle, MD, PhD, DABCC

Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry

Petrie M. Rainey, MD, PhD

Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology

Jonathan F. Tait, MD, PhD

Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry

Mark Wener, MD


Seattle Children's Hospital

Jane Dickerson, PhD, DBACC

Pediatric Clinical Chemistry, Utilization Management

Michael Astion, MD, PhD

Immunology, Multimedia Computer-Aided Tutorials

Rhona M. Jack, PhD, NRCC

Pediatric Biochemistry, Biochemical Genetics

Joe C. Rutledge, MD

Genetic Diseases

Karen D. Tsuchiya, MD

Molecular Pathology and Genetics, Microarrays

Min Xu, MD, PhD

Pediatric Clinical Chemistry, Immunoassay Development

Program Listing:

Level(s) of training:
Number of positions available per year:
Duration of program:
Approximate annual salary or stipend:

Source of funding:
Current number of trainees:
Number of past graduates (over last 10 years):

1 (Dept. funded)
Two years
(*NRSA postdoctoral; level depends on experience)
2 postdoctoral
12 postdoctoral

Application Procedures:


PhD or MD with academic credentials appropriate for ABCC certification; or MD with credentials for ABP certification.


See for further information and to download application forms.

Program Description

The Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Chemistry at the University of Washington is the oldest in the United States. More than eighty clinical chemists have graduated from the program to go on to successful careers in leading universities, private hospitals, commercial laboratories and industry.

The goal of this two-year postdoctoral program is to prepare doctoral scientists or physicians for academic careers in clinical chemistry. The training is tailored to the background and interests of the individual fellows. The first month of training is an intensive didactic course in all aspects of Laboratory Medicine. In the next six to nine months, fellows will rotate through all sections of the clinical chemistry laboratories at the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children's Hospital. During these rotations, fellows become familiar with the spectrum of analytical methods and instrumentation used in a clinical chemistry laboratory, along with the interpretation of results from these analyses and with management aspects of these sections. During the remaining 12 to 15 months of training, fellows pursue research relevant to laboratory medicine under the mentorship of Laboratory Medicine faculty.

The fellows also participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching programs of the Department. There are on-going didactic sessions throughout the training program, as well as small projects to carry out. Fellows take call for problems that may arise in the clinical chemistry laboratory and interact on a frequent basis with pathology residents training in Laboratory Medicine.