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Geoff Baird Named Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Chair

Geoffrey Baird, MD, PhD, will serve as chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, effective July 1, 2021. During his time as interim chair, Baird played an instrumental role in expanding COVID-19 testing capacity for local hospitals. Over the past year, he has helped lead the Virology Lab as it processed over 1 million COVID-19 tests for King County and Washington state.

Baird will continue to lead and support clinical, research and educational activities of the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology.

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