Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology

Mary M. Zutter, M.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, Medicine and 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, inherited diseases, genotyping for pharmacogenetics, mutation profiling of hematologic and solid tumor malignancies and patient diagnosis and counseling in medical genetics clinic. The curriculum includes didactic courses offered through the VGI. In addition to developing skills required to direct a clinical molecular pathology laboratory, the fellow will assist in test development and implementation and will participate in clinically-based research.

Collectively, the molecular diagnostics and molecular infectious disease laboratories receive over 100,000 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 involving tumor molecular profiling and predictive pharmacogenetics testing.

For fellowships starting July 1, 2020, applications will be accepted starting July 2018 and interviews will begin in October 2018.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, application*, CV, personal statement, 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