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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

Jeffry P. Simko, PhD, MD
Farid F. Chehab, PhD
Charles Y. Chiu, MD, PhD
Anne Deucher, MD, PhD
James P. Grenert, MD, PhD
Nancy M. Joseph , MD, PhD
William Karlon, MD, PhD
Steve Miller, MD, PhD
Robert L. Nussbaum, MD
Seymour Packman, PhD, MD
Zhongxia (Joe) Qi, PhD
Joseph T. Shieh, MD, PhD
Anne M. Slavotinek, PhD, MD
Laura J. van 't Veer, PhD
Alan H.B. Wu, PhD
Maria Yiu, PhD
Jingwei Yu, PhD, MM
James L. Zehnder, MD

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 2019-20. It is best to open this link in Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Completed online applications are due by September 1, 2017.

If you are a Foreign Medical Graduate, please use the link below to navigate to the UCSF GME Foreign Medical Graduate web page. You must complete the steps provided on their web page prior to applying to any of our fellowships.

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: September 1, 2017

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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