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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

Marueen 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

Daniel Bankson, SM, PhD, MBA, DABCC

Endocrinology, nutrition, metabolism, business administration, and management

Geoffrey S. Baird, MD,PhD

Mass Spectrometry, Laboratory Utilization, Proteomics, Oligonucleotide, Aptamers

David Chou, MD


Andrew N. Hoofnagle, MD, PhD

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

Michael Astion, MD, PhD

Immunology; multimedia computer-aided tutorials

Jane Dickerson, PhD

Pediatric clinical chemistry, utilization management

Rhona M. Jack, PhD, NRCC

Pediatric biochemistry, biochemical genetics

Kent E. Opheim, PhD, DABCC

Pediatric pharmacology, molecular cytogenetics

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 goal of this two-year postdoctoral program in clinical chemistry is to prepare doctoral scientists or physicians for academic careers in laboratory medicine. The training is tailored to the backgrounds and interests of the individual fellows and is divided into two phases. Generally in the first six to nine months, in addition to taking a didactic course in laboratory medicine, fellows will rotate through all divisions of the clinical chemistry laboratories of the University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, Children's Hospital & Regional Medical Center, and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. During this period, fellows will become familiar with the analytical methods, and instrumentation used in these laboratories as well as the clinical significance of the results. For the remaining 15-18 months of training, fellows pursue research relevant to laboratory medicine under the mentorship of Laboratory Medicine faculty and attend ongoing lectures and conferences. The fellows will also develop skills in laboratory management and participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching programs of the Department.