Melissa P. Upton M.D.

Melissa P. Upton M.D.
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  • Colorectal care
  • Gastroenterology
  • Liver transplant and evaluation
  • Medical oncology
  • Pathology
  • Transplant hepatology (liver)


Melissa Upton, M.D. is a pathologist and UW professor of Pathology. She directs the Pathology Residency Training Program and serves as director of the Rodger C. Haggitt Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Pathology Service. She has been recognized as a Top Doctor by Seattle Magazine. 

Dr. Upton is expert in GI, liver and pancreatic pathology. As a pathologist, she is "behind the scenes" for many patients, but has a passion to provide the highest possible care. 

Dr. Upton earned her M.D. from Northwestern University. Her research accomplishments are extensive and involve the development of predictors of tumors. Dr. Upton is on the board of directors of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and on the Permanent Scientific Committee of World Organization for Specialized Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus. She is also a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. 


Institution Credential Year
Northwestern Univ. Medical School Medical education 1978
Northwestern University Medical School Residency
Northwestern University SOM Internship
Children's Hospital of Boston Residency
Children's Hospital of Boston Fellowship
National Cancer Research Institute Fellowship
Degree Institution Year
MD Northwestern Univ. Medical School 1978

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology 1983
American Board of Pathology Cytopathology 1993