The Medical Genetics Fellowship at the University of Utah provides world-class training at one of the foremost centers for clinical and basic research in medical genetics. This two or three year program prepares trainees for academic careers in pediatric/medical genetics. Trainees spend 18 months in clinical rotations, working in the general outpatient genetics clinic at Primary Children’s Hospital and the Utah Department of Health centers and performing inpatient consultations at both Primary Children’s Hospital and the University of Utah Medical Center. Opportunities also exist for exposure within a subspecialty practice including, craniofacial, cardiology and neurology-based settings. Trainees will have significant experience with the evaluation and treatment of inborn errors of metabolism and biochemical laboratories. If the trainee elects to remain for a 3rd year in the fellowship, there would also be focus in clinical or bench research. Areas of expertise among the faculty include neurofibromatosis, hereditary hearing loss, cardiovascular malformation, skeletal dysplasia, birth defects epidemiology, developmental biology, dysmorphology, lysosomal storage disease, mitochondrial disorders, and X-linked mental retardation syndromes. The experience of our program is enriched by the great diversity of presentations and the great pride our faculty take in mentoring those interested in learning this discipline.

Trainees interact with the Department’s Child Health Research Center, directed by Dr. Gary Schoenwolf, Professor of Neurobiology, Neuroanatomy, and Pediatrics. As part of the mission of the CHRC, trainees are partnered with basic scientists in cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, molecular biology, cancer research and neurobiology, who serve as colleagues and mentors. CHRC trainees actively participate in practical courses in research surviving and thriving skills, through a curriculum developed and directed by Kurt Albertine, Ph.D., the CHRC training director. 

The Division of Medical Genetics accepts applications through ERAS beginning in 2013.

Nicola Longo

Program Director: Nicola Longo, M.D., Ph.D.

University of Utah
Division of Pediatric Genetics
30 North 1900 East, 2C412 SOM
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132

Phone: (801) 581-8943
Email: nicola.longo@hsc.utah.edu