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Colorectal care, Gastroenterology, Liver care (hepatology), Liver transplant and evaluation, Medical oncology, Pathology




Melissa Upton, M.D. is a pathologist and UW professor of Pathology. She directs the Pathology Residency Training Program and serves as director of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology Service. She has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Seattle Magazine. 

Dr. Upton is expert in GI, liver and pancreatic pathology. As a pathologist, she is "behind the scenes" for many patients, but has a passion to provide the highest possible care. 

Dr. Upton earned her M.D. from Northwestern University. Her research accomplishments are extensive and involve the development of predictors of tumors. Dr. Upton is on the board of directors of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and on the Permanent Scientific Committee of World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus. She is also a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. 

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Upton loves walking, gardening, spending time with her family and cat, meditation and reading.
UW Medical Center

Pathology at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195



Northwestern Univ. Medical School

Medical education, 1978

National Cancer Research Institute

Fellowship, Pathology

Children's Hospital of Boston

Fellowship, Pathology

Children's Hospital of Boston

Residency, Pediatric Pathology

Northwestern University SOM

Internship, General Surgery

Northwestern University Medical School

Residency, Anatomic Pathology


Board Certifications
  • Cytopathology, 1993, American Board of Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology, 1983, American Board of Pathology