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Laboratory Medicine-Pathology


Leadership and Faculty

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Academic Title: Professor

Dr. Astion is a clinical pathologist who is Division Chief of Laboratory Medicine at Seattle Childrens Hospital. For almost two decades he worked at the University of Washington, Department of Laboratory Medicine where he was a Professor and Directo ... cont.

Featured Faculty


  • Lisa Pate, MD
  • William Ryan, MD

Team Member Spotlight

Leslie Nakagawa

Clinical laboratory scientist

The need for timely patient results coupled with a constantly growing test menu creates a very dynamic environment in the lab. Many tests we perform in the core lab require a turnaround of 60 minutes or less. We incorporate lean principles to keep up with this unpredictable work load while focusing on patient safety. We have optimized the use of our limited space by dedicating locations of all needed items, following standard procedures, implementing new middleware technology to increase efficiency and ensure reliable results, and continually finding ways to improve!

Academic Annual Report