Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology


Vanderbilt Department of Pathology


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 includes a Center for Human Genetic Research (CHCR) and a Center for Genetics and Health Policy. This comprehensive program provides training in all aspects of molecular genetic pathology including the diagnosis of inherited diseases, pharmacogenetics, hematologic and solid tumor malignancies and infectious agents, as well as medical genetics. The curriculum includes didactic courses offered through the CHRC.  In addition to developing skills required to direct a clinical molecular pathology laboratory, the fellow will be instrumental in test development and implementation and will conduct 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, 2018, applications will be accepted starting July 2016 and interviews will begin in October 2016.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, application, CV, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, and ECFMG certificate (if applicable) to:


Mary M. Zutter, M.D.

Department of Pathology, Microbiology & Immunology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

T3218 MCN

1161 21st Avenue South

Nashville, TN  37232



Application and pertinent information can be found under Graduate Medical Education at http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=gme&doc=13198