Whidbey General Hospital
John W. Hoyt, MD

John W. Hoyt MD

John Hoyt, MD, is president and medical director of Northwest Pathology, a private laboratory in Bellingham, Wash., that provides anatomic and clinical pathology services. Dr. Hoyt has served as medical director of Whidbey General’s laboratory since 2003, and since 2009 has chaired the hospital’s Cancer Committee, a multidisciplinary group tasked with ensuring that cancer care at the hospital meets the highest quality standards. Dr. Hoyt, Whidbey General’s primary on-site pathologist, joined our medical staff in 2000. He is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and the American College of Clinical Pathology.

Northwest Pathology

3614 Meridian, Suite 100

Bellingham , WA  98225
Office Phone: 360-734-2800

Patient Care Philosophy

  • Use the best available laboratory testing procedures.
  • Provide diagnostic clarity and accuracy.
  • Encourage excellence among laboratory testing and support personnel.
  • Remain an integrated member of the health care team by participating in medical staff governance and maintaining close contact with clinical colleagues.

Scope of Care

  • Anatomic pathology, including neuropathology (diagnostic biopsies, surgical specimens)
  • As medical director of the Whidbey General Hospital Laboratory, oversee all tests and functions for quality and accuracy.
  • As chairman of the Cancer Committee, an interdisciplinary team of physicians, patient care and support staff, work to ensure excellence in cancer care at Whidbey General.
  • As chairman of the Tumor Board, collaborate with care providers to determine the best treatment plan for individual cancer patients.


  • Medical School: University of Washington, 1986

Internship & Residency

  • Internship: Deaconess Medical Center
  • Residency: University of Washington School of Medicine


  • Board certified by the American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Neuropathology)

John W. Hoyt, MD

I was made comfortable by all staff.
They were attentive, cheerful and efficient.

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