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Laboratory medicine, Pathology




Vera Paulson, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Laboratory Medicine and an associate director of UW Medicine’s Genetics and Solid Tumor Lab. She works at UW Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Alliance, Harborview Medical Center, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

Dr. Paulson is responsible for tissue procurement as well as the implementation and clinical evaluation of advanced technologies for molecular diagnostics in a range of diseases, including both somatic and germline (inherited) disorders. 

What excites her most about her job is the opportunity to collaborate with her clinical colleagues to provide state-of-the-art care. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Paulson is passionate about medical education at the local and national level. She has been involved in the education of medical laboratory scientists (MLS), pathology assistants, and medical students. 
UW Medical Center

Pathology at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195



Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellowship, 2017, Molecular Genetic Pathology

Boston Children's Hospital

Fellowship, 2016, Pediatric Pathology

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Residency, 2015, Anatomic Pathology

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Medical Education, 2012

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Ph.D, 2012


Board Certifications
  • Molecular Genetic Pathology, 2017, American Board of Pathology
  • Pediatric Pathology, 2016, American Board of Pathology
  • Anatomic Pathology, 2015, American Board of Pathology