The Duke Molecular Genetic Pathology (MGP) Fellowship combines advanced clinical training in a high volume, high complexity molecular diagnostics laboratory with myriad opportunities to further academic interests. Training occurs primarily on the main campus of Duke University Hospital in the combined Molecular Pathology, Genetics and Genomics (MPGG) clinical laboratory that processes nearly 17,000 samples for cytogenetic and molecular testing annually. Fellows are exposed to a wide variety of constitutional and oncologic testing using over 50 assays including:

  • Comprehensive genomic profiling (solid tumor)
  • NGS and Sanger sequencing (hematologic malignancy, solid tumor, and constitutional)
  • RNA-based fusion panels (hematologic malignancy, solid tumor)
  • Clonality studies by NGS (T-cell, B-cell, IGH somatic hypermutation)
  • Microarray analysis (constitutional and solid tumor)
  • Methylation assays (PWS/AS, MLH1 promoter)
  • Carrier screening (cystic fibrosis, hemochromatosis, SMA, Fragile X, etc.)
  • qPCR (BCR/ABL1 quantification, somatic mutation detection)
  • STR analysis (bone marrow engraftment, MSI, sample identity, molar pregnancy)
  • Cytogenetics assays including karyotyping and FISH (hematologic malignancy, solid tumor, constitutional)

Program Overview

  • Positions offered per year: One
  • Program duration: 1 year
  • Accrediting body: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Eligibility Requirements

Prior successful completion of an ACGME accredited AP/CP, AP, or CP Pathology residency training program.  Applicants who have completed 3 years of a 4-year AP/CP program will be considered on a case by case basis.

Additional links pertaining to eligibility requirements:

Additional links pertaining to MGP certification through the ABP

Important Dates

  • 2023-2024 Fellowship: Filled
  • 2024-2025 Fellowship: Filled
  • Accepting applications for 2025-2026: June 1, 2023

How to Apply

Submit the following requested documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. MGP Application 
  3. Personal statement
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  6. Copies of USMLE/COMLEX transcripts
  7. Three letters of recommendation (including one from residency program director)

Address letters of recommendation to:

Jadee Neff, MD, PhD
Director, Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship program, Department of Pathology
Duke University Health System
40 Duke Medicine Circle
Durham, NC 27710

Email your package to Program Coordinator Kesha Tisdel.

Applications will be accepted starting June 1 two years prior to the anticipated start date and will continue until the position is filled.

All applications are considered without regard to race, religion, gender, or national origin.

Stipends

Commensurate with the year of postgraduate training.

Personnel

Program Director

Jadee Neff, MD, PhD
Hematopathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology

Other Faculty

Michael Datto, MD, PhD

Anand Lagoo, MD, PhD

William Jeck, MD, PhD

Catherine Rehder, PhD

Kristen Deak, PhD

Wen Shuai, MD, MS

Program Coordinator

Kesha Tisdel
Program Coordinator
Department of Pathology
Box 3712 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
919.681.1563
Email