Top Doctors 2020: Pathology

Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians

This article appears in print in the April 2020 issue as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

A pathologist examines body tissues to diagnose diseases and determine the cause of various conditions.

Rochelle L. Garcia, M.D., gynecologic and breast pathology, surgical and interventional pathology, cytopathology; University of Washington Medical Center, Pathology, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.6400; University of Washington Medical Center, Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health Care

Christina Isacson, M.D., gynecologic pathology, breast pathology; CellNetix Pathology & Laboratories, 1124 Columbia St., Suite 200, Seattle, 866.236.8296; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill

Timothy W. Jacobs, M.D., breast pathology, cytopathology, surgical pathology; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Pathology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6861; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Raj P. Kapur, M.D., Ph.D., fetal pathology, pediatric pathology, enteric neuromuscular pathology; Seattle Children’s Hospital, Pathology, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2103; Seattle Children’s Hospital

A guide to the abbreviations used in this list to indicate medical and professional degrees:

DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (U.K. and other countries outside the U.S.)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
MPH Master of Public Health
MSCE Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
MS/MSCI Master of Science (many countries outside the U.S.)
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (doctorate)
Each physician’s primary practice location is listed after their specialties; additional hospital affiliations follow.

* One asterisk after a physician’s name means the physician is not seeing new patients, but may refer within the department, group or practice.
** Two asterisks mean that the physician is not seeing new patients, but can take new patients by referral. The doctor may also take relatives of current patients.

Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Top Doctor. To learn how doctors are selected, please click here.

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