Faculty

Pinar Bayrak-Toydemir, MD, PhD

Dr. Bayrak-Toydemir has focused her research efforts on understanding the molecular genetic characteristics of inherited vascular diseases. She primarily studies Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) disease. In addition to HHT, her research aims to identify genes that cause various inherited vascular malformations.Dr. Bayrak-Toydemir is a... Read More

Specialties: Clinical Scientist

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: Ankara University School of Medicine

D. Hunter Best, PhD

Dr. Best is a medical director of Molecular Genetics and Genomics at ARUP and an assistant professor of clinical pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Best received his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pathology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a fellowship in Clinical Molecular Genetics at the Van... Read More

Specialties: Clinical Scientist, Pathology

Fellowship: Vanderbilt University

Lorenzo D. Botto, MD

Lorenzo Botto, MD, is a professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He trained in Europe and the United States in Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, and Medical Genetics, with further subspecialty training in Biochemical Genetics. He trained in and practiced epidemiology and public health at the US Centers for Disease Contr... Read More

Specialties: Clinical Genetics, Medical Genetics, Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Disease, Pediatric Genetics

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Residency: Universita Cattolica S. Cuore

Residency: Universita Cattolica S. Cuore

Medical School: Universita Cattolica S. Cuore

John C. Carey, MD, MPH

John C. Carey, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACMGG is Professor and formerly Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Utah. Throughout his career, Dr. Carey has been interested in birth defect syndromes and the care of children with these conditions. Dr. Carey graduated from Villanova University in 1968 with an A.B. and obta... Read More

Specialties: Medical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics

Fellowship: University of California - San Francisco

Residency: Univ of California, San Francisco

Medical School: Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine

Rong Mao, MD

Dr. Mao is the Section Chief in the molecular genetics section at ARUP and Co-Program Director for the clinical molecular genetics fellowship training program. Previously, Dr. Mao served as the Assistant Laboratory Director of the DNA Diagnostic Laboratory at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center and as a consultant for the Molecular G... Read More

Specialties: Clinical Genetics, Clinical Scientist

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Residency: Tongren Hospital

Medical School: Capital University of Medicine

Marzia Pasquali, PhD

Specialties: Pathology

Fellowship: Emory University

David H. Viskochil, MD, PhD

David Viskochil, MD, PhD, is professor of pediatrics and one of the clinical geneticists in the Division of Medical Genetics. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Arizona, and his doctorate in biochemistry and medical degree from the University of North Carolina 1985. He completed his pediatric residency and clinical ... Read More

Specialties: Medical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Fellowship: University of Utah School of Medicine

Residency: University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School: University of North Carolina

Nicola Longo, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Medical Genetics

Nicola Longo MD PhD is a professor of Pediatrics, adjunct professor of Pathology, and Adjunct Professor of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Longo earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at the University of Parma School of Medicine in Italy. He received residency and fellow... Read More

Specialties: Medical Genetics, Pediatric Genetics

Fellowship: Emory University Affiliated Hospital

Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hospital

Fellowship: Emory University Affiliated Hospital

Medical School: University of Parma

Erica F. Andersen, PhD, FACMG

Erica Andersen is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Utah and Section Chief of the Cytogenetics and Genomic Microarray Laboratories at ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City, Utah. She received a PhD in Genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed a Clinical Cytogenetics fellowship at ARUP Labora... Read More

Specialties: Clinical Cytogenetics

Fellowship: University of Utah and ARUP Laboratories

Bo Hong, MD

Dr. Hong is an associate professor of pathology at University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her MD at Beijing Medical University in Beijing, China, and completed her residency in internal medicine and hematology at People’s Hospital, Beijing Medical University, and fellowship in clinical cytogenetics at the University of Utah. She ... Read More

Specialties: Pathology, Clinical

Fellowship: Department of Pathology, University of Utah/ARUP Cytogenetics Lab

Residency: People’s Hospital, Beijing Medical University (Peking University Health Science Center)

Medical School: Beijing Medical University (Peking University Health Science Center)

Yuan Ji, PhD, FACMG

Specialties: Pathology, Clinical

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Contact Us

Address inquiries to:

Coordinating Faculty
Bo Hong, MD, FACMG
Email: bo.hong@aruplab.com
Rong Mao, MD, FACMG
Email: rong.mao@aruplab.com

ACGME LGG Fellowship Program Co-Directors
Department of Pathology
University of Utah
500 Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Sarah Wojtasek
Program Coordinator
Email: sarah.r.wojtasek@aruplab.com