Geoffrey S. Baird M.D., Ph.D.

Geoffrey S. Baird M.D., Ph.D.
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  • English
  • German


  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Pathology


Dr. Baird is the interim chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine. His other duties include medical directorship of Northwest Hospital's Clinical Laboratory, direction of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory at Harborview Medical Center, and laboratory direction at Airlift Northwest. He is an associate professor in the UW Department of Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Baird earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Stanford University, and his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He first came to UW as an anatomic and clinical pathology resident, and he stayed on as faculty in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Pathology.

Dr. Baird is board-certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and clinical chemistry.

Patient Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide the highest quality laboratory services to patients in the UW community and Pacific Northwest Region.

Clinical Interests

Laboratory test utilization; toxicology; pain medicine.

Research Interests

Laboratory test utilization management; proteomics; tissue analysis; oligonucleotide aptamers; preanalytical errors; quality metrics.


Institution Credential Year
PhenoPath Laboratories Fellowship
Univ. of Calif. SOM, San Diego Medical education 2003
Univ. of Calif. SOM, San Diego Ph.D 2003
UW - Dept. of Pathology Residency
UW - Dept. of Pathology Residency
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Calif. SOM, San Diego 2003

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic & Clinical Pathology 2007