David F. Chhieng M.D., M.B.A., M.S.H.I., M.S.E.M., M.A. (HON)

David F. Chhieng M.D., M.B.A., M.S.H.I., M.S.E.M., M.A. (HON)
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  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese


  • Pathology


David Chhieng, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.H.I., M.S.E.M., M.A. (hon.), is UW Medicine's director of Anatomic Pathology and a UW professor of Pathology. He is listed in the Best Doctors in America.

As a cytopathologist, knowing that every sample represents the life of someone's spouse, someone's parent, someone’s sibling, someone's child, or someone's friend, Dr. Chhieng treats each one as he would want his own friends or family treated.

Dr. Chhieng earned his M.D. from the University of Hong Kong. He earned his M.B.A. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and M.S.E.M. at the University of New Haven. Dr. Chhieng is a nationally renowned cytopathologist and presents at numerous national and international conferences. He is a prolific researcher, publishing 175 refereed articles. He currently serves as president of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology.


Institution Credential Year
University of Hong Kong Medical Education 1987
University of Maryland School of Medicine Internship 1992
Albany Medical Center Residency 1996
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Fellowship 1997
New York University-Dept. of Pathology Fellowship 1998

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic & Clinical Pathology 1997
American Board of Pathology Clinical Informatics 2016
American Board of Pathology Cytopathology 1998