Cleveland State University/Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland State University/Cleveland Clinic

Director

Edmund Z. Reineks, MD/PhD, DABCC, FCAP
Staff Pathologist, Section Head, Director and CLIA Holder, Point of Care Testing
Interim Medical Director, Specialty Chemistry
Telephone: 216-444-9143
E-mail: reineke@ccf.org

Associate Director

Adam J. McShane, PhD, DABCC
Associate Staff, Medical Director, Automated Chemistry Core Laboratory, Acute Care (Blood Gas) Laboratory
Telephone: 216-444-2415

Address

Department of Laboratory Medicine, LL3
Cleveland Clinic
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

Faculty and Research Interests

Edmund Z. 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 Biochemical Genetics, Metabolic Diseases
Barbara Kirkley, MS Laboratory Regulation and Compliance
Xiaochun (Susan) Zhang, MD/PhD, DABCC, DABMLI Immunology, CRO
Tom Daly, MD Laboratory Operations and Finance
Manjula Gupta Cancer, Endocrinology
Belinda Yen-Lieberman, PhD Serology, Virology
James Cook, MD/PhD Molecular Diagnostics
Suzanne Bakdash, MD Coagulation, Transfusion Medicine
Jessica Colon-Franco, PhD, DABCC Endocrinology, Special Chemistry, Leadership
Kamran Kadkhoda, PhD, DABMLI Immunopathology, Serology, Allergy, Cellular Immunology

Program Listing

Level(s) of training: PhD
Number of positions available per year: varies
Duration of program: 4-6 years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: Aligned with PGY-1 medical trainee compensation
Source of funding: $21,000 (pre-candidacy assistantship) $22,500 (post-candidacy assistantship) Assistantship also provides full annual tuition fees (approximately $9600 – $14,000)
Current number of trainees: 20
Number of past graduates (over last 10 years): 4

Application Procedures

Prerequisites

Minimum requirements for admission are bachelor’s degree in a basic science, laboratory medical science or related field, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00. The requirement for obtaining and maintaining a teaching assistantship is a GPA ≥ 3.25, while the requirement for obtaining and maintaining a research assistantship funded by a grant is a GPA ≥ 3.00. Assistantships under normal circumstances are provided for up to 6 years of study in the program, contingent on above GPA requirements, as well as acceptable performance of duties. One year of general, organic, analytical, and physical chemistry; a year of physics; and mathematics through partial derivatives and multiple integrals is required. Applicants lacking any of these course requirements may be admitted, but any deficiency must be made up as soon as possible.

Procedures

Submit a cover letter & CV to Dr. Paul Suchy, Education Administrator, suchyp@ccf.org

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

Deadline

September 30th

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 Northeast Ohio.  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 nearby. 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 on main campus. 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.