Department of Pathology

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Program Director

Rizwan Naeem, MD, FACMG
Professor of Pathology
Director, MGP and LGG Fellowship Programs
Director, Molecular Pathology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and
Montefiore Medical Center
1635 Poplar Street, Room 243
Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: 718-405-8101
Fax: 718-931-3637
Email: rnaeem@montefiore.org

 
 

Program Description

Start date: July 1

Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, offers a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP). The trainee will be exposed to a full range of molecular testing including germline mutation testing using both sequenced-based and targeted genotyping methods; cancer somatic mutation testing including conventional cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) and next-generation sequencing (NGS); and virology molecular testing including real-time PCR, Sanger sequencing as well as bioinformatics tools for data analysis. Trainees are expected to rotate in all of the molecular genetic laboratories in order to acquire in-depth knowledge in each of these areas and to learn the basic technical skills, management (QA/QI/PT), the validation process of new test development, and how to direct a comprehensive diagnostic molecular pathology laboratory in the future. Learning through lectures, presentations, journal club and conferences will be emphasized throughout the entire year of training. The Fellow is encouraged to participate in development and/or research projects and to present his or her work at national and/or international conferences. The program is built on the accredited training programs in anatomical and clinical pathology, hematopathology, clinical genetics, clinical laboratory genetics and genomics (LGG).

Requirements

Applicants are expected to have completed the training required for certification in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. At a minimum, the applicant must have completed all USMLE steps and be eligible to take ABP board examinations, and hold an unrestricted New York State medical license.

Key Faculty

Rizwan Naeem, MD, Director

Susan Klugman, MD

K.H. Ramesh, PhD

Melissa Wasserstein, MD

Doctor Y. Goldstein, MD

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, candidate’s curriculum vitae, completed standardized CAP application, and three letters of recommendation to:

Jacqueline Vazquez
MGP / LGG Fellowship Program Coordinator
Montefiore Einstein Department of Pathology
jacvazqu@montefiore.org

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Vazquez at jacvazqu@montefiore.org or 718.920.6573.

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