Department of Urology

Pauline Fillippou

Acting Instructor, Urologic Oncology




Pauline Filippou, MD is an Acting Instructor and Society of Urologic Oncology senior fellow at the University of Washington. Her clinical and research interests are in genitourinary malignancies and the integration of primary palliative care delivery in urologic oncology. Dr. Filippou was born and raised in the Bay Area of California. She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in Human Biology and minor in Public Health from the University of California, San Diego. Following college, she spent three years teaching 7th-grade life science in the Oakland Unified public school district. Though her love of teaching never waned, she decided a career in medicine was a better fit and attended the University of California, San Francisco for medical school. Her research and patient interactions during medical school spurred her passion for urology, and she went on to complete her general surgical internship and urology residency training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. At UNC, she earned several awards for excellence in clinical care, including the Pope Clinical Trainee Award from the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. She then moved back to the west coast to continue her training at the University of Washington as a Society of Urologic Oncology fellow. During her first year of fellowship, she completed specialization certifications in the clinical practice of palliative care, as well as in medical education. Outside of the hospital, Dr. Filippou enjoys hiking, stand-up paddleboarding in the Puget Sound, baking, and spending time with her husband, daughter and corgi.