Boston Children’s Hospital



Roy W.A. Peake, PhD, DABCC
Telephone: 617-355-4182
Fax: 617-730-0383

Mark D. Kellogg, PhD, MT(ASCP), DABCC
Telephone: 617-355-7484
Fax: 617-730-0383


Department of Laboratory Medicine
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Affiliated Institutions

Boston Medical Center, Tufts Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Faculty and Research Interests

Carlo Brugnara, MD Boston Children’s Hospital Sickle cell disease, regulation of cell volume and transport of ions across the cell membrane
Michele Burns, MD Boston Children’s Hospital Clinical toxicology
Christina Ellervik, MD, PhD Boston Children’s Hospital Bio-banking, clinical research study design, statistics
Nicholas Heger, PhD, NRCC Tufts Medical Center Laboratory automation, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring
Gary Horowitz, MD Tufts Medical Center Immunoglobulins, protein electrophoresis, diagnostic errors, quality management, laboratory informatics
Petr Jarolim, MD, PhD Brigham & Women’s Hospital Biomarkers of acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and cardiorenal syndrome
Yachana Kataria, PhD, DABCC Boston Medical Center General clinical chemistry, clinical epidemiology
Mark Kellogg, PhD, DABCC Boston Children’s Hospital Clinical utilization of mass spectrometry, pediatric clinical chemistry, nutritional modulation of performance, clinical endocrinology
Stacy Melanson, MD, PhD Brigham & Women’s Hospital Toxicology, pain management, therapeutic drug monitoring, point of care testing, patient safety and laboratory process improvement.
Roy Peake, PhD, FACMG Boston Children’s Hospital Inborn errors of metabolism, application of chromatography- mass spectrometry to the study of metabolic disorders
Nader Rifai, PhD, DABCC Boston Children’s Hospital Biomarker validation, editorial activities/publishing, education and e-learning in laboratory medicine
Nicole Tolan, PhD, DABCC Brigham & Women’s Hospital General clinical chemistry, Point of care testing toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring

Program Listing

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of position available per year: 1-2
Duration of program: 2 years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: PGY scale, $73,475 (2023)
Source of funding: Departmental
Current number of trainees: 1
Number of past graduates: 15+

Application Procedures


MD or PhD in physical or biological sciences.  Preference given to those individuals with previous experience in laboratory medicine

Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses prior to admission to the program.


Submit curriculum vitae, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, selected first author publications for initial consideration.

Selected applicants may be invited to an interview that includes a seminar presentation and to submit 3 letters of reference.


September 1st for application to positions starting August 1st the following year.

Program Description

The program mission is to train individuals with a PhD in analytical chemistry, biochemistry or related field or a MD with interests in clinical biochemistry for a career in academic clinical chemistry that includes service, teaching and research. The minimum period of the fellowship is two years.

Upon completing the fellowship, individuals will be proficient in the clinical utilization and interpretation of laboratory tests, be knowledgeable in the latest research applications of clinical biochemistry, and have experience in education and management related to laboratory medicine. It is the goal of the program that each trainee rotate through sections of the laboratory at either Boston Children’s Hospital or the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Boston Medical Center, attend weekly clinical pathology lectures, seminars, participate in endocrine and toxicology rounds and attend didactic sessions with faculty. Trainees will participate in teaching medical technologists, medical students and hospital staff. They will be expected to conduct a research project and present data at national meetings. The experience will provide the opportunity to gain bench experience in the laboratory and provide consultation to laboratory technical staff, nurses, residents and hospital medical staff.