Clinical Genetics Laboratory Fellowship Program

George Diaz, MD, Director, Clinical Genetics Laboratory Fellowship Program
Stuart Scott, PhD, Co-Director, Clinical Genetics Laboratory Fellowship Program
Yvette Dingwall, BS, Fellowship Coordinator

In 1995, the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Icahn School of Medicine became the first approved residency program in Medical Genetics in the country. Our program provides a unique, four-year experience for candidates committed to a career in genetics. A five-year joint Pediatrics-Medical Genetics residency and a five-year joint Internal Medicine-Medical Genetics residency are available for those individuals interested in dual certification.

In addition to these programs, we offer other residencies and fellowships to outstanding candidates who have completed residency training in another specialty, such as pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and internal medicine. The two- or three-year training program leads to board qualification in clinical genetics as well as to board eligibility in a laboratory specialty for those trainees selected for the three-year track. There are also many opportunities available to pursue research activities.

A comprehensive clinical, educational, and research program in human and medical genetics has been in existence at Icahn School of Medicine for more than 40 years. Our extraordinary growth over this time has allowed us to offer

  • General genetic services as well as specialty programs in metabolic disease, congenital anomalies, cardiovascular genetics, cancer genetics
  • Comprehensive genetic testing services available through biochemical, cytogenetic, and molecular laboratories
  • Basic and clinical research supported by more than $15 million in research grants and involving the efforts of more than 100 faculty and staff members

We have designed these innovative programs to prepare the next generation of geneticists to meet the challenges resulting from the delineation of the molecular basis of inherited and common disorders. Our residents will be uniquely qualified to apply the diagnostic and therapeutic advances developed in laboratories across the nation, including molecular diagnosis, gene therapy, and gene product replacement therapy.

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Contact Us

George Diaz, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Tel: 212-241-0858

Stuart Scott, PhD
Assistant Professor
Tel: 212-241-3780

Amy Yang, MD
Assistant Professor
Tel: 212-241-6770

Yvette Dingwall, BS
Program Coordinator
Tel: 212-241-3688
Fax: 646-537-9405

One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1497
New York, NY 10029

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