Nancy Kiviat M.D.

Nancy Kiviat M.D.
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Dr. Nancy Kiviat is a professor of pathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington and is the director of the UW Medicine Pathology HPV Group. Dr. Kiviat is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington and a full member in the Program of Cancer Biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.

Dr. Kiviat received her medical degree and completed her pathology residency at the University of Washington. She completed her pathology fellowship in cytology at Hammersmith Hospital/Royal Marsden Hospital in London, England. Dr. Kiviat was also the Wilms’ Tumor Fellow at Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. She is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic pathology and cytopathology.

Dr. Kiviat has participated in several national committees including the National Committee for establishment of criteria of the Bethesda Cytologic Classification System and several NIH standing study sections for epidemiology, AIDS and related research. Dr. Kiviat provides editorial support to several professional journals as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Infectious Disease and the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Patient Care Philosophy

I believe that pathologists are an important part of the clinical medicine team, and as such, enjoy working with my colleagues to provide timely and accurate diagnoses to help provide outstanding clinical care. Our goal is to provide state of the art diagnostic services to both the UW and local community of the Pacific Northwest. I am particularly interested in infectious diseases, particularly those that are known to be important to the development of cancers.

Clinical Interests

HPV, HIV and STDs.

Research Interests

Dr. Kiviat's research focuses on studies of HIV-1, HIV-2 and HPV related cancers, as well as breast cancer, especially in Africa. In addition, she directs projects examining issues related to cervical cancer control both in developing countries and in the U.S. and studies exploring management of women with abnormal pap smears in this country.


Institution Credential Year
Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine Medical education 1975
University of Washington - School of Medicine Internship 1976
University of Washington - School of Medicine Residency 1979
University of Washington - School of Medicine Teaching Appointment
Seattle Children's Hospital/UW Medicine Residency 1981
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine 1975

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology 1979
American Board of Pathology Cytopathology 1994
American Board of Pathology Pathology 2014