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  • University of California, San Francisco
  • Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
  • 185 Berry Street, Suite 100
  • Campus Box 0506
  • San Francisco, CA 94107

The UCSF Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offer a one year ACGME-accredited Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship. The fellowship includes training in the areas of cancer genetics (solid tumors and hematopathology), inherited disease, infectious disease, forensics, pharmacogenomics and cytogenetics. Fellows learn the methodologies used to perform molecular testing, how to interpret and report test results, how to develop and validate new testing, how to oversee a molecular pathology laboratory, and how to serve as consultants to the clinical services. In addition, fellows actively participate in the clinical practice of Medical Genetics during their time in the Genetics Clinics. Fellows are expected to actively participate in at least one academic research project. A second year of fellowship is available by arrangement to allow more in depth research pursuits. UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.

Faculty Involved with Fellowship

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellow Graduates

Name Email Current Position Graduation Year
Wendy Yang, MD wendyy62000@yahoo.com Clinical Research Fellow, Two year genomic oncology research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York City 2009-2010
Nikoletta Sidiropoulos, MD nickoletta.sidiropoulos@uvmhealth.org Director of molecular genetic pathology at UVM Health Network, Assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at UVM medicine college of medicine. 2010-2011
Heather Pua, MD, PhD heather.pua@ucsf.edu Postdoctoral Fellow, Ansel lab (commonly at this location, 513 Parnassus Avenue HSE-201, UCSF Box 0997), Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Clinical Instructor, Department of Pathology, Medical Director, Institute for Human Genetics Clinical Lab UCSF 2011-2012
Malak Abedalthagafi, MBBS     2012-2013
Nancy Joseph, MD, PhD nancy.joseph@ucsf.edu Assistant Professor, Pathology, UCSF 2013-2014
Zoltan Nagymanyoki, MD, PhD znagymanyoki@wpmlabs.com Medical Director at West Pacific Medical Laboratory Santa Fe Springs, CA 2014-2015
Cheryl Mather, MD     2015-2016


To qualify candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in medical genetics and genomics; or two years of an ACGME-accredited residency in pathology; or a medical genetics and genomics or pathology program located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC; or be a physician certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Non-U.S. citizens must possess a Permanent Resident Card or an appropriate educational visa prior to starting a postgraduate medical education program. The Department of Pathology may sponsor J1 visas.

If selected, candidates must obtain an unrestricted medical license or a Postgraduate Training License (PTL) from the Medical Board of California before their start date.

ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Molecular Genetic Pathology

Medical Board of California


Fellows will be appointed as a PGY-5.

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Please use the link below to apply for the Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship. It is best to open this link in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Online Application


  • 2021-22: The application deadline is August 1, 2019.
  • 2021-23: The application deadline August 1, 2020.

The program does not discriminate with regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, gender transition status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services, including protected veterans.

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