The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Residency Program in Medical Genetics

Program Leadership

Program Director

Susan D. Klugman, MD
Tel: 718.405.8150  


Associate Program Director

Melissa Wasserstein, MD
Tel: 718.741.2323 



Education Program Coordinator

Nancy Ortiz Rivera
Tel: 718.430.4031


Fellowship Administrator

Lekesha Charles
Tel: 718.430.3152  

  • Established in 1980 with Pediatrics
  • Length of training: 2 years
  • Number of fellows: 1
  • Graduate level courses in human and medical genetics
  • Molecular and cytogenetics rotations
  • Research in a genetics laboratory
  • Training includes:
    • Prenatal diagnosis
    • Evaluation for pediatric and adult genetic disorders
    • Evaluation for hereditary cancer syndromes
    • Laboratory genetic test evaluation for patients in multiple disciplines and provide correlation and management


Fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Last site visit: 2011
Review Cycle: Annual


Completion of a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology or Pediatrics

Current Fellows

Jee Hey Song, MD (PGY6)


Application Process

Applications are accepted through ERAS
Application deadline: September
Interview months: September, October 

Selection Process


Contact Us

Lekesha Charles
Tel: 718.430.3152 

Sample Block Schedule

Year One
  July-September October-December January-March April-June
Reproductive Track Reproductive Genetics Reproductive Genetics*+ Reproductive Genetics**+ Pediatric Genetics+
Pediatric Track Pediatric Genetics Pediatric Genetics Pediatric Genetics* Reproductive Genetics

Two Year
Reproductive Track Pediatric Genetics Research Research Reproductive Genetics
Pediatric Genetics Research Research Pediatric Genetics** Pediatric Genetics

+Genetics course at Sarah Lawrence College is included during one of these rotations.
*The one-month molecular and cytogenetics laboratory rotations occur during this three-month block.
**The one-two month biochemical genetics laboratory and clinical rotation occur during this three-month block.

Educational Sessions
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM   OB/GYN Statistics Conference
OB/GYN Grand Rounds
Combined Journal Club (monthly)    
PM   Combined research meeting (bi-weekly)     Pediatric Educational Conference
In addition the ACMG provides monthly webinars on interesting cases on exome sequencing which are often viewed as a group.

Research and Scholarly Activity

Education Sessions
  • Opportunities for research, both clinical and laboratory, within our departments or within other departments at the medical school and hospital
  • Opportunities to present at local, regional, national and international meetings
  • Medical genetics trainees are encouraged to submit presentations for the American Society of Human Genetics meeting in the fall and the American College of Medical Genetics meeting in the spring. In addition a metabolic course for trainees is offered in the first year.
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