David F. Chhieng M.D., M.B.A., M.S.H.I., M.S.E.M., M.A. (HON) Accepting new patients

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David Chhieng, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.H.I., M.S.E.M., M.A. (hon.), is UW Medicine's director of Anatomic Pathology and a UW professor of Pathology. He is listed in the Best Doctors in America.

As a cytopathologist, knowing that every sample represents the life of someone's spouse, someone's parent, someone’s sibling, someone's child, or someone's friend, Dr. Chhieng treats each one as he would want his own friends or family treated.

Dr. Chhieng earned his M.D. from the University of Hong Kong. He earned his M.B.A. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and M.S.E.M. at the University of New Haven. Dr. Chhieng is a nationally renowned cytopathologist and presents at numerous national and international conferences. He is a prolific researcher, publishing 175 refereed articles. He currently serves as president of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Chhieng enjoys travel, photography, cooking and hiking.
New York University-Dept. of Pathology

Fellowship, 1998, Cytopathology

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fellowship, 1997

Albany Medical Center

Residency, 1996, Pathology

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Internship, 1992, Internal Medicine

University of Hong Kong

Medical Education, 1987


Board Certifications
  • Clinical Informatics, 2016, American Board of Pathology
  • Cytopathology, 1998, American Board of Pathology
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, 1997, American Board of Pathology