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.
Muscle and nerve pathology, brain tumors, neurodegeneration and neurotoxicology.
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.
|UW - Dept. of Neuropathology||Fellowship|
|Univ. of Puerto Rico School of Medicine||Medical education||2005|
|Univ. of Maryland SOM||Residency|
|MD||Univ. of Puerto Rico School of Medicine||2005|
|American Board of Pathology||Anatomic & Clinical Pathology||2009|
|American Board of Pathology||Neuropathology||2011|