Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

Program Overview

The Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship Program is an ABMGG Clinical Laboratory Fellowship that is ACGME accredited.

The fellowship program seeks to attract individuals of diverse backgrounds and experience interested in pursuing careers in medical genetics. The fellowship is open to holders of PhD, MD or MD/PhD degrees. 

Mission Statement

To develop individuals with the technical and medical knowledge and leadership skills necessary to provide laboratory services that meet the constantly evolving needs of children and adults in the 21st century, and to train the next generation of laboratory scientists in Biochemical Genetics.

Program Aims

  • Educate fellows in the delivery of high-quality laboratory services in clinical biochemical genetics.
  • Provide an excellent broad-based training in a scholarly environment in order to develop future laboratory scientists with a focus on scholarly pursuit in biochemical genetics.
  • Develop clinical biochemical geneticists who are able to systematically interpret scholarly work for integration into patient care.
  • Foster development of leadership skills that will enable fellows to continue to advance the field of Clinical Biochemical Genetics.

Clinical Curriculum

In addition to training in the Clinical Biochemical Genetics Laboratory, fellows will spend time in Biochemical Genetics ClinicClinical Genomics ProgramCytogenetics Laboratory, and Molecular & Genomics Pathology 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.

Christy Tise presenting a poster at ACMG 2022

How to Apply

Clinical Biochemical Genetics is now accepting applications through September 30th, 2023.  To be considered, all requisite materials must be submitted to the program coordinator by the deadline. 

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

Applicants whose training took place outside the US must have their credentials reviewed by ABMGG

Program leadership will review applications in October-November and competitive candidates will be contacted about next steps. 

Program Contacts

Tina Cowan, PhD
Program Director

Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, MD
Associate Program Director

Mary Riordan
Education Program Coordinator, Pediatrics

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

Recent Graduates

Christy Tise, MD

Medical School: Univeristy of Maryland School of Medicine

Prior Residency: Stanford University, Medical Genetics & Genomics

Current Practice: Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Department of Pediatrics - Division of Medical Genetics

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.