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Medical Genetics Residency Program

Program Highlights

  • Diverse clinical exposure: trainees work with patients of all backgrounds with a wide range of genetic disorders
  • Strong clinical and research opportunities within genetics as well as across the School of Medicine
  • Onsite clinical genetics laboratories (biochemical, cytogenetics, molecular, whole exome/genomics)

Program Leadership

Medical Genetics Residency Director

David A. Stevenson, MD

Dr. Stevenson is board certified in both pediatrics and medical genetics.  While he sees various types of genetic disorders in clinic, he has particular interest in disorders of Ras/MAPK pathway.  As program director of the Medical Genetics and Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency programs, Dr. Stevenson works closely with trainees to ensure they are able to achieve their individual goals within the program.  In his free time, he enjoys hiking and spending time with family.

Medical Genetics Residency Associate Director

Jon Bernstein, MD, PhD

Dr. Bernstein is a dedicated educator who teaches in the medical school and serves as research mentor for numerous students and trainees.  He has special interest in the genetics of autism and other developmental disorders.  Dr. Bernstein is the Chief of the Division of Medical Genetics and the Pediatric Medical Director for Stanford's Center for Undiagnosed Diseases.

Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Residency Associate Director

Dena Matalon, MD

Dr. Matalon joined the Medical Genetics faculty in 2017.  As a recent graduate of a Combined Medical Genetics Residency program, she brings a unique perspective to program leadership.  In addition to organizing the didactic program, Dr. Matalon serves on the division wellness committee which focuses on creating events to support resident wellbeing and forge community within the division as a whole.



Frances Vélez-Bartolomei presenting poster at David Smith conference 2019.

Residents are expected to participate in research endeavors during the 2-year training program.  They present at David Smith, ASHG, WSPR and other conferences throughout the United States and are encouraged to publish their findings.

Recent Awards/Honors:

  • Becky Levy: 2021 WSPR Mead Johnson Merit Award
  • Jennifer Schymick:  2020 WSPR Prolacta Bioscience Genetics Fellow Research Award
  • Christy Tise:  2020 AFMR Henry Christian Award; Young Investigator Representative to G2MC Steering Committee
  • Akash Kumar: Resident Member to ACMG Annual Program Committee