Paul E. Swanson M.D.

Paul E. Swanson M.D.
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Paul Swanson, M.D., is a board certified pathologist and lead pathologist for Gastrointestinal, Hepatic and Pancreatic Pathology for UW Medicine. He is also a UW professor of Pathology and adjunct professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology and medical director of UW Medicine’s Gastrointestinal Pathology Histology Laboratory.

Dr. Swanson serves in various roles in support of the clinical, teaching and academic missions of UW Medicine Pathology programs.

Dr. Swanson earned his M.D. from Oregon Health Sciences University. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology) and has completed a course in Medical Leadership at the Cumming School of Medicine. His clinical and research interests include gastrointestinal, hepatic and pancreatic diseases, neoplasms of bone and soft tissue, research in the applications of immunohistochemical techniques to cancer diagnosis, quality assurance principles in and error mitigation in pathology.


Institution Credential Year
Oregon Health & Science University Medical education 1984
Univ. of Minnesota Hospital & Clinic Internship 1985
Univ. of Minnesota Hospital & Clinic Residency 1989
Univ. of Minnesota Hospital & Clinic Fellowship 1988
Degree Institution Year
MD Oregon Health Sciences Univ. 1984

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic & Clinical Pathology 1989