Molecular Genetic Pathology

Program Director & Contact

Rizwan C. Naeem, MBBS, FACMG

Rizwan C. Naeem, MBBS, FACMG

Professor of Pathology

Director, MGP and LGG Fellowship Programs

Director, Molecular Pathology


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Program Description

Start date: July 1

Montefiore Medical Center, the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, offers a one-year ACGME accredited fellowship in Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP). The trainee will be exposed to a full range of molecular testing including germline mutation testing using both sequenced-based and targeted genotyping methods; cancer somatic mutation testing including conventional cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), array comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) and next-generation sequencing (NGS); and virology molecular testing including real-time PCR, Sanger sequencing as well as bioinformatics tools for data analysis. Trainees are expected to rotate in all of the molecular genetic laboratories in order to acquire in-depth knowledge in each of these areas and to learn the basic technical skills, management (QA/QI/PT), the validation process of new test development, and how to direct a comprehensive diagnostic molecular pathology laboratory in the future. Learning through lectures, presentations, journal club and conferences will be emphasized throughout the entire year of training. The Fellow is encouraged to participate in development and/or research projects and to present his or her work at national and/or international conferences. The program is built on the accredited training programs in anatomical and clinical pathology, hematopathology, clinical genetics, clinical laboratory genetics and genomics (LGG).


Applicants are expected to have completed the training required for certification in Anatomic Pathology or Anatomic/Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology. At a minimum, the applicant must have completed all USMLE steps and be eligible to take ABP board examinations, and hold an unrestricted New York State medical license.

Key Faculty

Rizwan Naeem, MD, Director

Susan Klugman, MD

K.H. Ramesh, PhD

Melissa Wasserstein, MD

Doctor Y. Goldstein, MD

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, candidate’s curriculum vitae, completed standardized CAP application, and three letters of recommendation to:

Jacqueline Vazquez
MGP / LGG Fellowship Program Coordinator
Montefiore Einstein Department of Pathology

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Vazquez at or 718.920.6573.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine and
Montefiore Medical Center

1635 Poplar Street, Room 243
Bronx, NY 10461