Desiree Marshall, MD, FCAP

Acting Assistant Professor in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology, UW Department of Pathology
ADRC, Pacific Northwest Brain Donor Network

Dr. Marshall is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology where she serves as an attending physician on the UW Medicine Autopsy and Neuropathology Services. She is a clinician-educator whose practice includes adult autopsy, autopsy neuropathology and neurosurgical neuropathology, including neuro-oncology, neuromuscular pathology, and ocular pathology. Areas of particular clinical interest include forensic and neurodegenerative neuropathology.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and her M.D. from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, both in Lubbock, TX. She completed combined anatomic pathology residency and neuropathology fellowship at the University of Washington followed by forensic pathology fellowship at King County Medical Examiner’s Office. Dr. Marshall holds triple diplomate status by the American Board of Pathology with certifications in anatomic pathology, neuropathology, and forensic pathology.

Along with the ADRC's Dr. Dirk Keene, she co-directs the newly established Pacific Northwest Brain Donor Network studying the neuropathology of military-related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Read about this effort in the Seattle Times article, 'Soldiers’ donated brains could hold key to understanding military injuries.'

Research Interests

Clinical Interests: Autopsy pathology and neuropathology; Forensic neuropathology; Neurosurgical neuropathology including ocular pathology. Research Interests: Neurodegeneration; Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy; Military-related TBI; Pacific Northwest Brain Donor Network; Neuropathology of pediatric non-accidental trauma