Charles E. Alpers M.D.

 Charles  E. Alpers M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Nephrology (Kidney Care), Pathology




Primary Location

Pathology at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.6400|Map It 


Charles Alpers, M.D., is a board certified pathologist at UW Medical Center and UW’s interim chair and Fausto-DeLancey Professor of Pathology and adjunct professor of Medicine and Nephrology. He directs UW Medicine’s Renal Pathology Service.

Dr. Alpers is regularly listed as a Seattle Metropolitan “Best Doctor." Dr. Alpers’ personal philosophy is that he must ensure that comprehensive, state-of-the-art approaches for understanding renal pathology are available to all in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Alpers earned his M.D. from the University of Rochester. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has served as president of the Renal Pathology Society. He is an editor for multiple medical publications and wrote the chapters on kidney disease in the two most widely used textbooks of pathology used by medical students worldwide.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Alpers enjoys bicycling, hiking and visiting national parks.


Univ. of Rochester SOMMedical education1978


Board Certifications

American Board of PathologyClinical Pathology1985
American Board of PathologyAnatomic Pathology1984
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