Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

Division of Medical Genetics, In the Department of Pediatrics

Overview

The Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship is an ACGME accredited training program offered within Stanford Medical Genetics to a variety of specialties such as Pathology students, residents, and fellows.

The faculty and staff in the Division of Medical Genetics provide clinical genetic services at Stanford Children’s Health and Stanford Healthcare including general genetics/dysmorphology and biochemical genetics. In addition, we participate in multi-specialty clinics for craniofacial conditions, Down syndrome, neurogenetics and genetic disorders of the skin.

Our educational programs include a two-year residency in Medical Genetics, a combined Pediatrics Medical Genetics Residency, a two year Master’s Program in Human Geneticst Genetic Counseling and a Medical Biochemical Fellowship. The faculty and staff are also involved in the education of medical students as well as residents and fellows from a variety of specialties.

Our faculty and staff are involved in a wide variety of research projects, collaborating with researchers at Stanford and worldwide. We participate in ongoing projects in mitochondrial disorders, prenatal genetic screening and diagnosis, autism, the RASopathies, Down syndrome and fetal alcohol syndrome.

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.  Fellows must be eligible to work in the United States.


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

Applying

The application deadline is September 30th. To be considered, all requisite materials must be submitted to the program coordinator, Mary Riordan mriordan@stanford.edu, by the deadline. Applicants whose training took place outside the US should have their credentials reviewed by ABMGG. Program leadership will review applications in October-November and competitive candidates will be contacted about next steps.

There may be an open training position for 2022-2023. Feel free to contact Mary Riordan mriordan@stanford.edu, program coordinator regarding updates on the training position. Please visit the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics for updated information.

Required Materials:    

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • Three letters of Recommendation

 

Mailing Address:
Stanford Medical Genetics Laboratory Training Program
Center for Academic Medicine
Department of Pediatrics, MC 5660
453 Quarry Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Mary Riordan, MA

Residency Fellowship Program Coordinator, Pediatrics

Email: mriordan@stanford.edu
Tel: (650) 724-7191
Fax: (650) 498-4555
Mail code: 5660

Fellowship Program Directors

Tina Cowan, PhD

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

"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
Associate Director, Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship Program