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Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

University of Chicago Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem offer a one-year ACGME-accredited Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship. The fellowship includes training in the areas of inherited genetic disorders, cancer genetics (solid tumor and hematopathology), infectious disease, tissue typing (HLA), cytogenetics, pharmacogenomics, and medical genetics. The fellow will be trained in a broad range of molecular and cytogenetic techniques including nucleic acid extraction, quantitative and qualitative amplification methods (PCR, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR), multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), capillary electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, FISH, SNP-array, and next-generation sequencing. The fellow will actively participate in the review, interpretation, and reporting of test results, test development and validation, QA/QC activities, laboratory management/administration duties, and will provide molecular consultation to clinicians. In addition, the fellow will attend didactic teaching sessions, education conferences, and participate in teaching. Numerous research opportunities are available.


Applicants must be board-certified or eligible in anatomic and/or clinical pathology. Applicants must be eligible for an Illinois State Medical License.


Commensurate with the candidate’s level of postgraduate training.


 Accepting applications for 2023-2024

Complete and/or provide:

  • Fellowship application (CAP standard application also accepted)
  • Photo
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement that delineates your career plans and includes a brief biography
  • Medical school diploma
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • ECFMG certificate, if applicable
  • Three letters of recommendation (addressed to Dr. Nora E. Joseph, Fellowship Director)


Please submit  all documents (electronic preferred) to Natasha Jones via email

2020-2021 Fellows:

  • Jeremy Adler, MD
  • Melissa Tjota, MD

Fellowship Director

Nora E. Joseph, MD
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201, USA