Clinical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

biochemical geneticsThe Department of Pediatrics' Division of Medical Genetics, in collaboration with the Department of Pathology and ARUP Laboratories offers a two-year fellowship program (with the possibility of an additional year of research) in clinical biochemical genetics. This fellowship provides training in laboratory testing for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with inherited metabolic disorders.

Physicians and Ph.D. scientist fellows participate in the testing conducted by the Biochemical Genetics and Newborn Screening laboratories of ARUP Laboratories, learning chromatographic and mass-spectrometry techniques. Fellows rotate in clinical and laboratory departments to become familiar with medical genetics and inborn errors of metabolism. Research is directed toward the elucidation of the molecular bases/pathophysiology of inborn errors of metabolism and the development of new diagnostic tests for metabolic disorders. Fellows will be responsible for monthly presentations to enhance their teaching skills and encourage publication of highly interesting cases. Fellows assume progressive independence in conducting and interpreting biochemical laboratory tests in the course of training and need to maintain a logbook of cases for certification.

This training program satisfies the requirements for the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics examination in Clinical Biochemical Genetics.

Location: Experience is provided at Primary Children's Eccles Outpatient Services, University of Utah Hospital, ARUP Laboratories, and Hunstman Cancer Institute.

Positions: Two

Stipend: Commensurate with year of postgraduate training

Contact Us

Coordinating Faculty

David H. Viskochil, MD, PhD
University of Utah Dept. of Pediatric Medical Genetics
295 Chipeta Way, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Kelli Gard,
Program Coordinator