Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship


The ACGME-accredited Molecular Genetic Fellowship in the Department of Pathology currently has three funded fellowship positions per year.

The Stanford Molecular Genetic Pathology program serves the adult and pediatric populations at Stanford and also sees referrals from Northern California and the rest of the nation.

The program is interdisciplinary and includes participation of faculty in the Departments of Pathology, Medicine, Pediatrics (Division of Medical Genetics) and Genetics. Laboratory rotations include formal training in Molecular Genetic Pathology, Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Molecular Microbiology/Virology.

Fellows will be trained in assay development, quality assurance, and results interpretation in the Molecular Pathology Laboratory at Stanford and the Kaiser-Permanente Regional Molecular Diagnosis Laboratory, a large reference laboratory for the Kaiser system which offers a testing menu that is complimentary to that of Stanford.

Fellows are expected to complete a translational research project resulting in a clinical test for patient care during the fellowship.

Stanford University offers an outstanding environment for research opportunities in medicine, technology, and computational data sciences relevant to molecular pathology.

Eligible candidates for the Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship must be board certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Pathology.

Stanford establishes PGY levels for new fellows based on the successful completion of all prerequisite training required for entry into your fellowship program. Stanford does not recognize additional training beyond the prerequisite training requirements when establishing the PGY level for entry into the program.

James Zehnder, MD

Professor of Pathology and of Medicine (Hematology)
Director of Cinical Pathology
Director, Coagulation and Molecular Pathology Laboratories
Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Molecular Genetic Pathology Faculty

Wei Gu, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology (Clinical Genomics)

Current Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellows [2024-25]

Anupam Mitra, MBBS, MD

Medical School: R.G Kar Medical College & Hospital; Residency: University of California Davis Health System; Past Fellowship: GI/ Liver Pathology, University of California Davis Health System - AP/CP

Seena Tabibi, MD

Medical School: Southern Illinois University; Residency: Johns Hopkins University; Past Fellowships: Surgical Pathology Fellow, Stanford Medicine, Department of Pathology

Incoming Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellows

Alumni Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellows