New Fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology

Two lab technicians in blue coats using a molecular genetics machine.
The Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship begins in July 2024.

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine has created a new fellowship in molecular genetic pathology.

Molecular genetic pathology involves the diagnosis and characterization of disease through the study of genes and chromosomes. After a rigorous development and application process, the department has been awarded initial accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Fellowship Details

  • The fellowship is a one-year program beginning in July 2024 that offers advanced study in diagnostic molecular genetic pathology.
  • Applicants must be American Board of Pathology-eligible or certified in anatomic and clinical pathology or anatomic pathology.
  • Program information: Email for details

“We are delighted to be offering an ACGME-accredited Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship program,” said Roberto Ruiz-Cordero, M.D., clinical associate professor and director of cytopathology for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Ruiz-Cordero will be leading the new fellowship with Ms. Adriana Zanaty, the department’s senior manager of education programs.

“Our teaching faculty have expertise in different and complementary aspects of molecular genetic pathology,” said Yi Zhou, M.D, Ph.D., clinical associate professor in the department and fellowship co-program director. “This is an ideal time to grow our fellowship programs.” 

Carmen Gomez-Fernandez, M.D., clinical professor and vice chair of education for the department, emphasized, “In collaboration with the Sylvester Cancer Center Onco-genomics Shared Resource and the Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, our own Onco-molecular Laboratory and the Pediatric Genetics Clinic will provide the perfect environments for the fellows to be exposed to a large number of cases and gain experience in a wide range of disorders, from inherited genetic disorders to acquired genetic alterations in cancer.”

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