Hennepin County Medical Center of Hennepin Healthcare



Hennepin Healthcare/Hennepin County Medical Center
701 Park Ave
Clinical Laboratories P4
Minneapolis MN 55415


Fred S Apple, PhD, DABCC
Telephone: (612) 873-2990
Fax: (612) 904-4229
E-mail: fred.apple@hcmed.org

Amy K. Saenger, PhD, DABCC
Telephone: (612) 873-8709
Fax: (612) 904-4229
E-mail: amy.saenger@hcmed.org

Faculty and Research Interests

Fred Apple, PhD, DABCC Cardiovascular Disease Biomarkers;
Pharmacogenomics, Forensic Toxicology, Mass Spectrometry
Amy Saenger, PhD, DABCC Cardiac Biomarkers, Diabetes, Mass Spectrometry
Sara Love, PhD, DABCC Clinical and Forensic Toxicology, Mass Spectrometry
Glen Hansen, PhD Molecular Diagnostics of Infectious Diseases
Brad Linzie, MD Serum Proteins, Oncology, LIS Data Mining
Lisa Fish, MD Endocrinology, Thyroid
Jim Fink, MD, PhD Cytogenetics, Genotyping
Colleen Crampton, MT, MBA Administration, Financial, Regulatory

Program Listing

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of position available per year: 1 available every 2 years
Duration of program: 2 years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: PGY-1 Resident Salary Stipend
Source of funding: Education grants
Current number of trainees: 1
Number of past graduates: 7

Application Procedures


PhD or MD


Submit letter of interest, CV, and 3 letters of reference to Dr. Saenger; interview required


Applications accepted September through April of year preceding the July start date.

Program Description

The fellowship program in clinical chemistry and toxicology combines training in the analytical, clinical, regulatory and administrative aspects of clinical chemistry, toxicology and molecular diagnostics with applied research experience. The training is designed to prepare the candidate for a career in academic laboratory medicine or clinical practice, industry, or private reference laboratory practice by providing a foundation to apply to future developments in clinical pathology as well as current practice. The training program is organized in the laboratories and clinics of Hennepin County Medical Center. Extensive training in clinical and forensic toxicology in cooperation with Medical Examiner’s office is included. The training faculty includes 8 individuals of varied backgrounds and interests. The integrated research experience is generally in the laboratories of Dr. Apple, Dr. Saenger or Dr. Hansen. The period of the fellowship is two years.