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. Fellows 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. Fellows 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.


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

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025AY and encourage interested applicants to apply. Please submit all documents to the program coordinator, Samuel DeKlerk, via the fellowship email address: Competitive candidates will be contacted about next steps.

Required Materials
1. CV
2. Personal Statement
3. Three Letters of Recommendation

Program Contacts

Chung Lee, MD
Program Director

Gregory M. Enns, MB, ChB
Associate Program Director

Samuel DeKlerk, BA. BS.
Program Coordinator, Pediatrics

Mailing address:
Stanford Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship Program
Center for Academic Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, MC 5660
453 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304


Recent Graduates

José Andrés Morales, MD

Medical School: Universidad de San Carlos Facultad de Ciencias Medicas, Guatemala

Prior Residency: Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, NY, Pediatrics and Stanford University, Medical Genetics & Genomics

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.