Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship


The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology offers a one or two year fellowship in basic molecular biological techniques and their diagnostic application in surgical pathology, hematopathology, and Genetics. The program provides both comprehensive, hands-on bench training and an in-depth theoretical understanding of molecular biologic procedures that are useful in modern pathology and genetic diagnosis. The fellows gain experience in analysis of nucleic acids, including Southern Blotting, PCR-RFLP, Sanger Sequencing, high throughput genotyping, constitutional and cancer microarrays, next generation sequencing, tumor FISH, as well as clinical genetics - including pediatrics, cancer genetics, neurogenetics, mitochondrial genetics, and movement disorders. Fellows gain hands on experience in performing clinical assays, evaluating and interpreting test results, participating in quality assurance activities of the laboratory, and validating new assays. Fellows participate in multiple conferences, including the Chief of Service conference, Clinical Genetics Conferences, the Hematpathology/DNA/Cytogenetics Rounds, Tumor Board, Surgical Pathology Case Conference and attend didactic lectures in Surgical Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Clinical Genetics, and Personalized Genomic Medicine, in addition to the opportunity to attend the numerous research conferences every week in the Medical Center. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in clinically oriented research projects. Fellows with a strong research background may work towards a potential project for a second, research year under one of many independent researchers in the department.


Completed an AP, CP or AP/CP residency program, or a Clinical Genetics Program

Length of Program:

1 Year - possible second research year in individual cases.

Application Deadline:

August of the preceding year, unless the position is filled.

Visas Accepted:

J1; Permanent Residents.


Mahesh M. Mansukhani, MD Program Director.

Clniical Faculty:

Ali Naini, PhD; Brynn Levy, PhD; Vaidehi Jobanputra, PhD; Susan Whittier, PhD; Richard Huard, PhD; Phyllis Della-Latta, PhD; Raphael Clynes, MD; Dorothy Warburton, PhD, Wendy Chung, MD, PhD.; Lorraine Clark, PhD; Kwame Anyane-Yeboa, MD; V.V.V.S. Murty, PhD.

Application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • CAP Standardized application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Three letters of recommendation

Please *address* applications to:

Dr. Mahesh Mansukhani
Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Please *send* applications to:

Casey Schadie
Program Coordinator
Columbia University Medical Center
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology
622 West 168th Street
PH 1574 West
New York, NY 10032
Tel: 212 305-5697


Administration Contact

  • Ms. Casey Schadie
  • Coordinator, Residency Training Program
  • Department of
    Pathology & Cell Biology

    Columbia University College of
    Physicians & Surgeons

    630 W. 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
  • Tel: 212 305-5697

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