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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

Requirements: Completed residency training in AP, CP, AP/CP, or medical genetics and eligibility for a California medical license.

Stipends: Commensurate with level of postgraduate training.


Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Online Application

Please use the link above to apply for the Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship for the academic year 2020-21. If you are interested in doing this fellowship a year earlier, 2019-2020, please use the 2020-2021 application and indicate in your cover letter that you wish to be considered for 2019-2020 if a position is available at that time. It is best to open this link in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Completed online applications are due by August 15, 2018.

If you are an International Medical Graduate, please use the link below to navigate to the UCSF Housestaff Information Booklet. You must complete the steps provided on their web page prior to applying to any of our fellowship training programs. Please note that although obtaining a Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL) from the California Medical Board is not required for fellowship, obtaining a PTAL is encouraged to ensure your eligibility for a California medical license.

UCSF Housestaff Information Booklet

California Medical Board

Fellowship Coordinator is Miguel Marquez-Sanchez. He can be reached at tel: 415-353-7331, fax: 415-514-8928, email: Miguel.Marquez-Sanchez@ucsf.edu.

Length of Program: 12 months, Fellowship academic year is July - June

Application Deadline: August 15, 2018

Visas Accepted: Depends on applicant

Faculty/Key Staff: There are over 50 faculty members including pathologists, geneticists, clinicians and basic scientists. Faculty profiles are available on the following Departmental websites:




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