Mara H. Rendi M.D., Ph.D.

Mara H. Rendi M.D., Ph.D.
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  • Cancer Care (Breast)
  • Gynecologic Oncology
  • Pathology


Dr. Rendi is a breast and gynecologic pathologist at the University of Washington and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. In addition, she is the course director for the University of Washington School of Medicine pathology course and the pathology/histology thread leader throughout the WWAMI region. Her research interests include histopathologic features of breast and ovarian cancer that predict recurrence, upgrade and respectability. In addition, she is creating electronic modules for better teaching pathology to medical students in an integrated curriculum.

Dr. Rendi earned her bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and her M.D. and Ph.D. from Dartmouth Medical School. She first came to UW as a pathology resident and continued on as the breast and gynecologic pathology fellow. After finishing her fellowship, she joined the faculty at UW where she has been voted as the "Best Professor in Second Year Medical School," and "Distinguished Educator in Basic Sciences." She is deeply committed to undergraduate medical education.

Dr. Rendi is a board certified anatomic pathologist, a fellow of the College of American Pathologists and is actively involved in the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the Association of Pathology Chairs Undergraduate Medical Education Division.

Patient Care Philosophy

I enjoy working with patients and physicians to deliver the most accurate pathologic diagnosis in order for the patient to receive the optimal treatment and information regarding their prognosis. I also really enjoy teaching the University of Washington medical students and helping the next generation of physicians reach their potential.

Clinical Interests

Breast cancer; cervical cancer; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer.

Research Interests

Identifying pathologic and radiologic features of ductal carcinoma in situ that may predict which patients require aggressive treatment.


Institution Credential Year
UW - Dept. of Pathology Internship
UW - Dept. of Pathology Residency
UW - Dept. of Pathology Fellowship
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical education 2009
Degree Institution Year
MD Dartmouth Medical School 2009

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology 2012