Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

Division of Medical Genetics, In the Department of Pediatrics


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.

Please visit the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics for more information.


The application deadline is September 30th. 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.

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Leanne Rodriguez, BS

Residency Fellowship 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

Tel: (650) 724-6094
Fax: (650) 498-4555

Fellowship Program Directors

Tina Cowan, PhD

Professor of Pathology (Clinical) and, by courtesy, of Pediatrics (Genetics)
Associate Director of Medical Genetics
Program Director, Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

"Translational research activities are aimed at the development of new laboratory testing approaches for the diagnosis and monitoring of patients with inborn errors of metabolism. In particular, a tandem-mass spectrometry (MS/MS)-based test for glutathione, an important antioxidant, is being applied to the evaluation of patients with various metabolic disorders including mitochondrial myopathies. Results of these studies will further our understanding of the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, with the ultimate aim of improving patient testing and developing new theraputic strategies."

Kristina Cusmano-Ozog, MD

Clinical Associate  Professor of Pathology
Director, Clinical Biochemical Genetics Laboratory
Associate Program Director, Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship Program