Department of Pathology

Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Program Director

Rizwan Naeem, MD; Director

Professor of Pathology
Director MGP and ABMG Lab Genetics Fellowship Programs
Director Molecular Pathology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and
Montefiore Medical Center
111, 210th street RT5 room 504
Bronx, NY
Phone: 718-920-6198
Fax: 718-920-2927

Program Description

 Start date: July 1 

Molecular genetic testing is transforming the practice of medicine, including the practice of pathology and laboratory medicine. To that end, the Department of Pathology at Montefiore Medical Center was approved by the ACGME/RRC for a Fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology in 2013 and reaccredited for five years in 2015. Fellows train in germline genetic testing using both sequenced-based and targeted genotyping methods, and also train in cancer somatic genetic testing, molecular cytogenetics, including array comparative genomic hybridization and fluorescence in situ hybridization, and molecular virology.  The trainee is expected to spend 12 months in the laboratory in order to acquire the in-depth knowledge required to run a diagnostic molecular pathology laboratory. During the year of training, the emphasis will be on classes, lab skills, and management. The fellow will work with a formal weekly clinic schedule and rotation with the clinical geneticists. Starting midway through the training, the fellow will identify an appropriate lab-based research project.

The program is built on the accredited training program in pathology, hematopathology, clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics and clinical molecular genetics.

Key Faculty

Rizwan Naeem, MD; Director 

Linda Cannizzaro, PhD 

Amy Fox, MD 

Susan Klugman, MD 

Robert Marion, MD 

Maja Oktay, MD, PhD 

K.H. Ramesh, PhD 


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