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Gastroenterology, Pathology


English, Turkish


Funda Vakar-Lopez, M.D., is a board certified pathologist at Harborview and a UW associate professor of Pathology.

Dr. Vakar-Lopez has expertise in urinary bladder and prostate cancer. She believes the first step in deciding on the right cancer treatment is an accurate diagnosis. Her focus is to provide the best and most current pathology information for genitourinary malignancies.  

Dr. Vakar-Lopez earned her M.D. from the University of Istanbul, Turkey. She is a fellow of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and International Society of Urological Pathology. She collaborates with basic research groups in identifying molecular mechanisms of bladder cancer, biomarkers of progression and resistance to chemotherapy. She also works on various projects of the Prostate Cancer SPORE grant that aim to identify markers of aggressive prostate cancer. 

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Vakar-Lopez enjoys cooking, traveling and skiing.

Pathology at Harborview

325 9th Ave. Seattle, WA 98104


General neurology, Medical dermatology, Pathology

Istanbul Universitesi

Medical education, 1988

Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Teaching Appointment

Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Fellowship, Genitourinary Pathology

Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Fellowship, Pathology

Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Fellowship, Surgical Pathology

Univ. of Texas, Houston

Residency, Pathology

Univ. of Texas - Galveston

Internship, Pathology

Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease



Board Certifications
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, 2000, American Board of Pathology