Rodney Alan Schmidt M.D., Ph.D.

Rodney Alan Schmidt M.D., Ph.D.
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  • Lung cancer
  • Pathology


Rodney Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., is a board certified pathologist and professor in the Department of Pathology at the UW. Dr. Schmidt leads the Lung/ENT Surgical Pathology Specialty Service, is the primary pathologist for the UWMC Thoracic Multidisciplinary Tumor Board and serves as the division director for Medical Informatics in the Department of Pathology. He also actively participates in the Bone and Soft Tissue Specialty Service.

Dr. Schmidt's career has revolved around learning how to make the right diagnosis for the right patient and delivering results in a timely manner.

Dr. Schmidt earned his M.D. at the UW. He has three major research interests: how to use computers to improve pathology practice, identifying appropriate treatments for cancers, particularly for lung cancers, and improving our understanding of interstitial lung diseases.


Institution Credential Year
Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine Medical education 1984
UW - Dept. of Pathology Residency
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Washington, School of Medicine 1984

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology 1987