Molecular Genetic Pathology Fellowship

The University of Chicago Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem offers a one year ACGME-accredited Molecular Genetic Pathology fellowship. The fellowship includes training in the areas of inherited genetic disorders, cancer genetics (solid tumor and hematopathology), infectious disease, tissue typing (HLA), cytogenetics, and medical genetics. The fellow will be trained in a broad range of molecular and cytogenetic techniques including nucleic acid extraction, quantitative and qualitative amplification methods (PCR, RT-PCR, quantitative PCR), multiplex ligation-dependent probe amplification (MLPA), capillary electrophoresis, Sanger sequencing, FISH, SNP-array, and next-generation sequencing. The fellow will actively participate in the review, interpretation and reporting of test results, test development and validation, QA/QC activities, laboratory management/administration duties, and will provide molecular consultation to clinicians. In addition, the fellow will attend didactic teaching sessions, education conferences, and participate in teaching. Numerous research opportunities are available.

Fellowship Director

Mir B. Alikhan, MD

Director of Molecular Pathology, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Applicants must be board-certified or eligible in anatomic and/or clinical pathology. Applicants must be eligible for an Illinois State Medical License.

Commensurate with the candidate’s level of postgraduate training.

Submit an application form, including all materials detailed on the form, to the Fellowship Coordinator Yinka Ogunbekun ( and the NorthShore Residency and Fellowships Program Manager Kate Seyfarth (

  • 2020-2021: Filled
  • 2021-2022: Filled
Fellows Fellowship Years Additional Training Post-Training Position
Andrei Plagov, MD 2017-2018


Mir Alikhan, MD 2016-2017


Assistant Professor
NorthShore University Health System
Evanston, IL

Selene Koo, MD PhD 2015-2016  

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, OH