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