Cleveland Clinic


Edmund Z. Reineks, MD, PhD, DABCC, FCAP
Department of Laboratory Medicine, LL3
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Telephone: (216) 444-9143
Fax: (216) 445-0212

Faculty and Research Interests

Edmonds Reineks, MD, PhD, DABCC Point of Care Testing, Quality, Lab Directorship, Special Topics
Adam McShane, PhD, DABCC Automated Chemistry, Cardiovascular Disease, Blood Gases
Walter Henricks, MD Pathology Informatics
Marvin Natowicz, MD Biochemical Genetics, Metabolic Diseases
Barbara Kirkley, MS Laboratory Regulation and Compliance
Xiaochun(Susan) Zhang , MD, PhD, DABCC Immunology
Tom Daly, MD Laboratory Operations and Finance
Manjula Gupta, PhD Cancer, Endocrinology
Belinda Yen-Lieberman, PhD Serology, Virology
James Cook, MD, PhD Molecular Diagnostics
Suzanne Bakdash, MD Coagulation, Transfusion Medicine

Program Listing

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of positions available per year: 1
Duration of program: 2 years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: Aligned with PGY-1 medical trainee compensation
Source of funding: Hospital
Current number of trainees: 1
Number of past graduates (over last 10 years): 4

Application Procedures


Applicants must have an earned Doctor of Medicine degree or Doctor of Philosophy (or an equivalent doctoral degree) in the basic sciences; chemistry, biology or physics from an accredited university or college. Applicants should have successfully completed enough chemistry courses to apply to the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, i.e., a minimum of 30 semester hours (or equivalent) in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses taken at institutions acceptable to the Board


Submit a cover letter CV to Dr. Paul Suchy, Education Administrator,

After review of these documents, transcripts and reference letters may be requested.


Applications are due by September 30.

Program Description

The Cleveland Clinic is a comprehensive academic medical center. There are more than 1,000 licensed beds on the main campus. There are also 8 full service hospitals in the great Cleveland area: Euclid Hospital (371), Fairview Hospital (478), Hillcrest Hospital (424), Huron Hospital (211), South Pointe Hospital (232), Akron General Hospital (400), Lutheran Hospital (204), and Marymount Hospital (322). In addition, there are 34 family health centers across the area. A stand-alone medical school (Lerner College of Medicine) associated with Case Western Reserve University is based on the main campus. Furthermore, the research institute of Cleveland Clinic is adjacent to the Laboratory Medicine facility. A medical technology school is also in place within the institute.

The training program is based primarily on main campus but may involve any other hospitals as needed. The professional direction of the clinical laboratories is provided by the faculty of the Department of Laboratory Medicine within the Institute of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  This is a dedicated 2-year training program in the Section of Clinical Biochemistry within the Laboratory Medicine Department. Fellows that are admitted will work and learn in a clinical biochemistry laboratory setting. There are three specialty laboratories – automation, special chemistry, and immunopathology. The fellows will also rotate through the Molecular Pathology Lab and the Inherited Diseases Laboratory. They also will have the opportunity of learning other specialties if the need arises. The fellows will learn through five major routes – self-study, staff members, pathology residents/fellows, medical technologists, and interaction with clinicians. The fellows will also participate in education for staff, residents and fellows, medical technologists, and medical technology students. There will be abundant opportunities for method development and translational research during the two-year training.