Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

Program Overview

Fellows in the the Stanford Medical Biochemical Genetics Program benefit from a unique educational environment. Clinical training occurs primarily at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. Residents also train in the biochemical genetics lab at Stanford University Medical Center.

Our one year program is accredited by the ACGME Residency Review Committee in Medical Genetics and prepares our graduates to sit for the Medical Biochemical Genetics subspecialty Board Examination administered by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). We are able to accept one resident to this program per year.

The fellowship program seeks to attract physicans of diverse backgrounds and experience interested in pursuing careers in medical biochemical genetics. The fellowship is open to physicians who have completed a residency program in Clinical Medical Genetics. Residents must be eligible to work in the United States and obtain a California medical license prior to the commencement of training.

Clinical Curriculum

Fellows participate in the metabolic genetics clinic and neurogenetics clinic as well as the California Newborn Screening Program. Fellows also train in the clinical biochemical genetics lab at Stanford University Medical Center.

Meet Our Fellow

Frances Vélez-Bartolomei, MD

Medical School: University Central del Caribe Escuela de Medicina, PR

Prior Residency:  San Juan Hospital, Pediatrics

                                   Stanford University, Medical Genetics


Fellows are expected to undertake a mentored research project during their training. Trainees at Stanford have co-authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and have regularly presented their work at regional and national meetings.

Competitively awarded fellowships administered by the Department of Pediatrics are available to support additional clinical, translational or basic science research training.

Frances Vélez-Bartolomei, presenting a
poster at David Smith Conference 2019

How to Apply

There are no training positions available for academic year 2021-2022.  We have accepted a fellow into the program and will not be reviewing additional applications. 

We will update the website in February 2021 with the availability of training positions and the application process for 2022-2023.

Program Contacts

Chung Lee, MD
Program Director

Gregory M. Enns, MB, ChB
Associate Program Director

Mary Riordan, Fellowship Coordinator

Tel. 650-724-7191

Mailing address:
Stanford Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship Program
300 Pasteur Dr., H-315
Stanford, CA 94305-5208


Recent Graduates


Craig V Baker, MD

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Residency: UT Health Science Center Houston (Pediatrics & Medical Genetics)

Current Practice:  University of Nebraska Genetic Medicine



Peter J. Leahy, MD

Medical School:  Florida International University

Residency:  University of North Carolina (Pediatrics & Medical Genetics)

Current Practice:  Cook Children’s Fort Worth Metabolic Genetics


Aaina Kochhar, MD

Medical School:  Dayanand Medical College, India

Residency:  Wayne State University/St. John's Hospital (Pediatrics)

                          Mayo Clinic (Medical Genetics)

Current Practice:  Assistant Professor, University of Colorado, Clinical Genetics and Metabolism

Additional Information

Trainee Benefits

For information on benefits available to residents at the Stanford University Medical Center please see the Graduate Medical Education Website.

Stanford Area Housing

Information of housing near the medical center is available through the Office of Graduate Medical Education.