Medical Genetics & Genomics 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, 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.

Fellowship and Residency Coordinator
Department of Pediatrics

Samuel DeKlerk, BA, BS

Samuel is the Education Program Coordinator for Medical Genetics.  He manages the accreditation requirements and recruitment for the Combined Pediatrics-Medical Genetics Combined Residency Program.

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.



Andrés Morales and Ryan Gates presenting posters at 2022 WSPR conference.

Alicia Renck presenting at 2022 WSPR conference.

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:

  • Ryan Gates: ACMG Continuing Certification Program Committee trainee member
  • Becky Levy: 2022 WSPR Abbott Nutrition David W. Smith Pediatric Trainee Research Award
  • Annie Niehaus: ACMG Education Committee trainee member
  • Juan Ramos: 2022 WSPR Mead Johnson Nutrition Travel Award
  • Jorge Rodriguez-Gil: 2022 WSPR Abbott Nutrition Outstanding Resident Research Award
  • Alison Schildt: 2022 WSPR Abbott Nutrition Subspecialty Award
  • Christy Tise: 2022 WSPR Abbott Nutrition Subspecialty Award; 2020 AFMR Henry Christian Award; Young Investigator Representative to G2MC Steering Committee