Charles E. Alpers M.D.

Charles E. Alpers M.D.


  • English


  • Kidney care (nephrology)
  • Pathology


Charles Alpers, M.D., is a board certified pathologist at UW Medical Center and UW's interim chair and Fausto-DeLancey Professor of Pathology and adjunct professor of Medicine and Nephrology. He directs UW Medicine's Renal Pathology Service.

Dr. Alpers is regularly listed as a Seattle Metropolitan Best Doctor. Dr. Alpers' personal philosophy is that he must ensure that comprehensive, state-of-the-art approaches for understanding renal pathology are available to all in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Alpers earned his M.D. from the University of Rochester. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and has served as president of the Renal Pathology Society. He is an editor for multiple medical publications and wrote the chapters on kidney disease in the two most widely used textbooks of pathology used by medical students worldwide.


Institution Credential Year
Univ. of Rochester SOM Medical education 1978
Boston University School of Medicine Internship
Boston University School of Medicine Residency
Univ. of Calif. San Francisco (Path) Residency
Brigham and Women's Hospital Fellowship
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Rochester SOM 1978

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology 1984
American Board of Pathology Clinical Pathology 1985