Luis Francisco Gonzalez-Cuyar M.D.

Luis Francisco Gonzalez-Cuyar M.D.
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  • English
  • Spanish


  • Brain Tumors
  • Neuro-Oncology
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Spine Tumors


Dr. Luis Francisco Gonzalez-Cuyar is an acting assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and is an attending physician in the neuropathology service. He works as an educator and clinician with responsibilities in the neurosurgical, autopsy neuropathology and neuromuscular services. He is also active in the ophthalmic pathology service and responsible for all of the division's FISH molecular studies in brain tumors.

Dr. Gonzalez-Cuyar is also the Pathology Department’s neuropathology representative at the weekly neuro-oncology interdisciplinary (Tumor Board) conference and at the monthly neuromuscular/rheumatology clinic pathologic conference.

He holds triple diplomate status by the American Board of Pathology with certifications in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology and neuropathology. Dr. Gonzalez-Cuyar is also a fellow of the College of American Pathologists (CAP).

Patient Care Philosophy

My goal is to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic services to the neurosurgical, neuromuscular and ophthalmologic community of the Pacific Northwest.

Clinical Interests

Muscle and nerve pathology, brain tumors, neurodegeneration and neurotoxicology.

Research Interests

Dr. Gonzalez-Cuyar is currently involved in research concerning neurotoxicology, more specifically manganese induced neurodegeneration among South African mine workers. His other interests include identifying biomarkers helpful in diagnosing neuromuscular disorders.


Institution Credential Year
UW - Dept. of Neuropathology Fellowship
Univ. of Puerto Rico School of Medicine Medical education 2005
Univ. of Maryland SOM Residency
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Puerto Rico School of Medicine 2005

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic & Clinical Pathology 2009
American Board of Pathology Neuropathology 2011