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Dr. Joseph Rank

Pathology
Seattle, WA
male

Locations

Office

Seattle, WA

Address

1124 Columbia St #200, Seattle, WA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Office

Seattle, WA

About

Bio

Dr. Rank is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology and has sub-specialty expertise in Hepatobiliary Pathology, Pancreatic Pathology, and Gastrointestinal Pathology. Dr. Rank attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle. His residency began in Laboratory Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. He completed the combined Anatomic Pathology and Laboratory Medicine residency at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Following residency, he continued at the University of Washington for a one-year fellowship in Gastrointestinal Pathology under the direction of Drs. Rodger Haggitt, Mary Bronner, and Cyrus Rubin. After a second fellowship year at UCLA under the direction of Dr. Klaus Lewin, also in Gastrointestinal Pathology, and two years of practice in Nevada, Dr. Rank returned to Seattle In 1999 to join the group at Swedish Medical Center, that eventually became CellNetix.

Specialties
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Pathology

Doctor Q&A

61 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Lab is the key: There are many types of E. coli and some have more ability to cause disease than others. The lab can culture the organisms and test for sensitivity to antibiotics. This testing can then guide the type of antibiotic to use for treatment.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
Test for PSC: PSC is less likely with a normal alkaline phos, but that is a non-specific measure. ERCP is the more sensitive testing for PSC, and will detect strictures or evidence of stricture in many instances. MRCP is less invasive, but may not be quite as good as ERCP. The approach to making a diagnosis of PSC is best done with guidance from your gastroenterologist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rank
Specializes in Pathology
They are similar: Infectious disease is caused by an organism or particle that may cause disease in a given circumstance. This may or may not be contagious (although many are). The degree of contagiousness (how easily does it spread) helps to qualify a contagious disease, like the flu.

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Apr 14, 2014
Dr. Rank is a thorough, thoughtful, intelligent pathologist in the Seattle area. He is one of the experts who reads our pediatric gastroenterology samples and we rely very heavily on him for his expe...Read More
Timely and accurate answers.
Great Doc !
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your reply. I will contact my doctor.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Awesome!! Thank you so much!!!!!!
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Had 1 is 5mm no change in 2 yrs now have a 3mm one scared dr is not

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

Brigham Young University
MD

Residency

University of Washington Medical Center

Residency

Dartmouth Hitchcock Memorial Hospital

Awards

Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
Top Doctor, Seattle Metropolitan Magazine
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