The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Residency in Reproductive Genetics

ImageSusan D. Klugman, MD
Program Director

The Montefiore Medical Center (MMC) and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECOM) offer an American Board of Medical Genetics-accredited Residency in Clinical Genetics. A major focus of the MMC and AECOM Residency is reproductive genetics, existing within a broad-based, comprehensive, non-categorical clinical genetics, research, and training program for individuals who have completed initial residency requirements in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Opportunities in Clinical Genetics for clinicians trained in Pediatrics are also available through this joint program which runs cooperatively with the Department of Pediatrics.

The Division of Reproductive Genetics consists of faculty with expertise in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, genetic counseling, molecular biology, cytogenetics, and biochemical genetics. The Division is one of four in a Department with strong clinical and research interests. The objective of the service program is to provide screening, counseling, diagnostic, treatment, research, and prevention services to patients and families with suspected or proven genetic disorders who reside in the Bronx, Queens, upper Manhattan, and Westchester County. Services include comprehensive problem-oriented medical genetics services, carrier testing for a variety of genetic disorders, genetic counseling, and antenatal diagnosis utilizing ultrasound, CVS, amniocentesis (early and traditional).

Investigative opportunities exist both within the Divisional Sections of Molecular Biology, Biochemical Genetics, Cytogenetics, and Clinical Genetics as well as in collaboration with other Divisions of the Department and with University colleagues in the clinical and basic sciences. Areas of investigation include population screening for genetic diseases, and serum marker screening for aneuploidy. Linkage with other medical genetics programs in the metropolitan area and the State of New York provide a favorable milieu for pre- and postdoctoral training of qualified candidates in medical genetics.

The residency program in medical genetics lasts two years and is oriented to the obstetrician-gynecologist who has clinical and research interests in reproductive genetics. Possession of an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of New York is a mandatory requirement, as is Board Certification (or active candidate status) in a discipline recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

For further information contact: 

Susan D. Klugman, MD
Associate Professor and Residency Director
1695 Eastchester Road
Suite 301
Bronx, NY 10461

Telephone: 718.405.8150


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