Roberto F. Nicosia M.D.,Ph.D. Accepting new patients

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Roberto Nicosia, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified pathologist, chief of Pathology at VA Puget Sound and a UW professor of Pathology. He is also director of Electron Microscopy at the VA and a member UW Medicine's Renal Pathology team.

Dr. Nicosia’s clinical practice focuses on renal pathology, which allows him to interact closely with doctors who take care of kidney patients. An exciting aspect of his work is the ability to actively contribute to treatment decisions.

Dr. Nicosia earned his M.D. from La Sapienza University in Rome and his Ph.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the American Society of Investigative Pathology and is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. He is also a member of the editorial board of the journal Angiogenesis.

Personal Interests

In his free time Dr. Nicosia enjoys drawing, painting, cooking and gardening.
UW Medical Center

Pathology at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195



Medical College of Pennsylvania Hosp

Ph.D, 1984, Experimental Pathology

University of Rome SOM

Medical education, 1976

Medical College of Pennsylvania

Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

San Camillo De Lellis Hospital


University of Rome SOM

Residency, Endocrinology


Board Certifications
  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, 1983, American Board of Pathology