Department of Pathology, UW Medicine, University of Washington

Charles E. Alpers

Charles E. Alpers, MD
Professor and Interim Chair of Pathology

About the Department of Pathology

UW Medicine Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained personnel, including nationally and internationally recognized faculty to provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized service to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories, and other health care organizations. We combine sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic and teaching institution in its delivery of pathology services.

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Department Highlights

The George Martin-Dennis Reichenbach Endowment in Pathology

Join us in honoring George Martin and Dennis Reichenbach’s deep and lasting commitment to research, education, and the development of new leaders for the discipline of pathology. No depiction of the strength of our department would be complete without noting the impact Dennis and George have had on generations of graduate students, post-doctoral students, and junior faculty. By supporting the George Martin-Dennis Reichenbach Endowment, you are not only honoring the amazing impact of two exceptional scientists, you are enabling early career pathologists to pursue their research interests that fall outside of the traditional focus areas of federal funding programs. In the spirit of the indelible impact Drs. Martin and Reichenbach continue to have on our field, this endowment’s purpose is to foster innovative research and better inform our fight against disease.

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Microscope can scan tumors during surgery and examine cancer biopsies in 3-D

A versatile light-sheet microscope developed by a team of University of Washington mechanical engineers, including Adam Glaser and Jonathan Liu, and UW Medicine pathologists, Nicholas Reder and Larry True, can provide surgeons with real-time pathology data to guide cancer-removal surgeries and can also non-destructively examine tumor biopsies in 3D. It can rapidly and non-destructively image the margins of large fresh tissue specimens with the same level of detail as traditional pathology — in no more than 30 minutes.

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Happy 90th Birthday to Dr. George Martin

On June 30, 2017, Professor Emeritus Dr. George Martin turned 90 years old. Several generations of Dr. Martin's colleagues in the UW Department of Pathology gathered to hear remarks, mingle, and celebrate Martin's work and legacy of scientific accomplishment, generosity, and collegiality.

Read the full story on the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center website.

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Dr. Bharadwaj And Mentor Dr. Pallanck Receive Weil Award

Dr. Raj Bharadwaj and his mentor Dr. Leo Pallanck received the Weil Award this year for Best Paper on Experimental Neuropathology from the American Association of Neuropathologists for their work on a new Drosophila model of Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA). This is a major national award not limited to trainees awarded for Raj's work in the research year of his neuropathology fellowship. The new Drosophila model of NBIA – a familial disease with clinical and pathologic similarities to Parkinson’s disease- is anticipated to help better understand the pathogenesis of Parkinsonism, with the ultimate goal of finding novel therapeutic approaches for these devastating diseases.

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