The UW Ocular Pathology Laboratory is a collaborative endeavor between the University of Washington Deparment of Pathology and the University of Washington Department of Ophthalmology whose goal is to provide regional and national leadership in eye pathology related research and education.

The UW Ocular Pathology Laboratory is CLIA (Clinical Lab Information Act of 1988) certified and is equipped with state of the art grossing and photodocumentation facilities, tissue processors, histochemical and immunohistochemical staining technology, and diagnostic light microscopy and bolstered by leveraging the extensive resources of the University of Washington Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Departments which include ultrastructural (electron microscopic) analysis, confocal and epifluorescence microscopy, cytopathology services for ocular fine needle aspirates, flow cytometry and hematopathology services, a wide array of molecular diagnostics, and proteomics.

Pathology and ophthalmology residents and fellows from UW and other training programs participate in preparation and diagnosis of tissue specimens as an essential part of their training.

Clinical Ophthalmic Pathology:

We are available 24/7 for frozen section studies and routinely receive consultation from practitioners in the five state WWAMI region and beyond. To speak with an ocular pathologist please call HMC Neuropathology at 206.744.3145. For instructions on sending a case for consult or referral, please go to:

Certifications and Accreditations:

  • Accredited by the College of American Pathologists
  • Certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)


  • A.J. Amadi, MD
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Oculoplastics and Orbit, Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Holly Chang, MD
    Assistant Professor, Oculoplastics and Orbit, Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Luis Gonzalez-Cuyar, M.D
    Assistant Professor, Neuropathology
  • Eissa Hanna, M.D.
    Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Pathology
  • C. Dirk Keene, M.D., Ph.D
    Associate Professor, Neuropathology
  • Jing Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor, Neuropathology, Ophthalmic Pathology