Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

Laura Anne Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship Program Director


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine offers a 1-year ACGME-accredited Fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The program integrates several departments and centers throughout the medical center including the Departments of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology, Pediatrics and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute (VGI). This comprehensive program provides training in all aspects of molecular genetic pathology including the diagnosis of infectious agents, FISH and microarray analysis, clinical genomics, pharmacogenetics, molecular profiling of hematologic and solid tumor malignancies and patient diagnosis and counseling in clinical genetics clinics. The curriculum includes a didactic course offered through VGI and multiple educational opportunities in laboratory management, and participation in case conferences. In addition to developing skills required to direct a clinical molecular pathology laboratory, the fellow will assist in test development, validation and implementation and will participate in clinically-based research. Collectively, the molecular diagnostics, clinical genomics and molecular infectious disease laboratories employ over 25 medical technologists and receive over 200,000 specimens annually. During rotations in these laboratories, the fellow will gain experience in a plethora of testing platforms and will actively participate in ongoing personalized medicine initiatives at the institution.



Goals and Objectives of the Program


Please note that the 2025-2026 and 2026-2027 fellowship positions are filled. For fellowships starting July 1, 2027, applications will be accepted in 2025 until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, Vanderbilt application*, CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation, and ECFMG certificate (if applicable) to:

Tapherine DeVany
Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
CC-3322 MCN
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232


*Application and pertinent information can be found under Graduate Medical Education