This program, directed by Neal Lindeman, M.D. focuses on identifying somatic mutations in both solid and liquid malignancies, interpreting them in the context of different cancer types and clinical presentation on a case-by-case basis, and rendering an interpretive report tailored for each patient, that includes specific molecularly-targeted treatment recommendations.  The laboratory also performs focused DNA/RNA testing for selected Mendelian disorders and microbial infections.

Molecular Genetic Pathology is recognized as a subspecialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) []. Fellowship training programs in this subspecialty are accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) [], are one year in duration, and available to licensed pathologists or clinical geneticists, who are board certified by ABMG (geneticists) or board-eligible for ABP (pathologists).  Resident pathologists who are not yet board-eligible but who have completed two years of residency training may also be considered for fellowship on a case-by-case basis. 

The training program instructs molecular genetic pathologists in the principles, theory and technologies of molecular biology and molecular genetics, with a particular emphasis on the application of genetic alterations to real-time patient management.  Our laboratory processes over 50,000 molecular diagnostics samples per year, and the fellows are actively involved in interpreting and reporting the results in nearly all of these.  Upon graduation, molecular genetic pathologists can provide information about gene structure, function and alteration and apply laboratory techniques for diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for individuals with related disorders.  Our fellows also receive specialized training in laboratory operations and management, participate in scholarly projects, directly observe patient care in a variety of clinical genetics clinics, and engage in numerous teaching opportunities.

Please send MGP Application* to:
Nathalie Serber
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics
Shapiro Building, Room 5016
70 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 857.307.1562

Tel: 857-307-1539

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