Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship


The Molecular Genetic Fellowship in the Department of Pathology currently has two funded fellowship positions per year.

This is an ACGME-accredited fellowship.

The Stanford Molecular Genetic Pathology program serves the adult and pediatric populations at Stanford and also sees referrals from Northern California and the rest of the nation.

The program is interdisciplinary and includes participation of faculty in the Departments of Pathology, Medicine, Pediatrics (Division of Medical Genetics) and Genetics. Laboratory rotations include formal training in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Microbiology/Virology.

Fellows will be trained in assay development, quality assurance, and results interpretation in the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at Stanford and the Kaiser-Permanente Regional Molecular Diagnosis Laboratory, a large reference laboratory for the Kaiser system which offers a testing menu that is complimentary to that of Stanford.

Fellows are expected to complete a translational research project resulting in a clinical test for patient care during the fellowship.

Stanford University offers an outstanding environment for research opportunities in medicine, technology, and computational data sciences relevant to molecular pathology.

Eligible candidates for the Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship must be board certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Pathology or the American Board of Medical Genetics.


Completed applications including letters must be received by September 30.

Interviews will be offered to qualified candidates between November and January. Positions are generally confirmed 18 months in advance of the fellowship year.


The application consists of a CV, a personal statement, and three letters of recommendation. These may be submitted electronically (preferred, and please email to both email addresses below) or by mail.

Denise Pincombe
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program
Stanford Healthcare Clinical Laboratory
3375 Hillview Ave., Room 1823
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Tel: (650) 736-8002
Fax: (650) 724-1567

Denise Pincombe

James Zehnder, MD

Current Fellows

Chieh-Yu Lin, MD, PhD
Stanford University

Li Lei, MD, PhD
Loma Linda University