University of Chicago Medicine



The University of Chicago, Department of Pathology, MC0004, TW010
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637


Telephone: 773-702-1318
Fax:  773-702-6268

Assistant Director

Xander M.R. van Wijk, PhD, DABCC
The University of Chicago, Department of Pathology, MC0004, TW010
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone: 773-702-1318

Faculty and Research Interests

Kathleen G. Beavis, MD Cost-effective Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases
Soma Das, PhD, FACMG Molecular Diagnosis of Human Genetic Disease
Carrie A. Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABMG Molecular Cytogenomics in Neoplastic, Genetic and Complex Diseases
Sandeep Gurbuxani, MBBS, PhD Hematopathology, Mechanism of Chemotherapy


Susana Marino, MD, PhD, DABHI Transplant Immunology & Immunogenetics
Jonathan Miller, MD, PhD Coagulation: Regulation of Platelet Receptor (GPIb/IX/V complex)
Lauren L. Ritterhouse, MD, PhD Genomics Molecular Pathology, Emerging Molecular Biomarkers, Circulating Tumor DNA, Immunotherapy Biomarkers
Jeremy P. Segal, MD, PhD Novel Next-Gen Sequencing and Informatics Tools for Cancer Genomics discovery and clinical testing
Vera Tesic, MD Clinical Microbiology and Immunology
Xander M.R. van Wijk, PhD, DABCC Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Pharmacogenomics, Mass Spectrometry
Geoffrey Wool, MD, PhD Acquired Coagulation Factor Inhibitors, Platelet Immunology
KT Jerry Yeo, PhD, DABCC, FAACC Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Pharmacogenomics,
Cardiac Biomarkers and Mass Spectrometry Applications

Program Listing

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of positions available per year: 1 (every 2-3 years); Please contact fellowship director for availability.
Duration of program: Two years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: Consistent with PGY1
Source of funding: Departmental
Current number of trainees: 1
Number of past graduates: 5 (started in July 2011)
Date of ComACC accreditation: January 2012

Application Procedures


Applicants must possess an earned doctoral degree (PhD) in biochemistry, analytical chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, or a related biomedical science or a doctorate of medicine (MD) degree with preferably 1-3 of postdoctoral experience in a research laboratory.  Must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 semester hours in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses prior to admission into the program to meet certification eligibility requirements by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.


See for additional information.


None; opening will be listed until filled.

Program Description

The University of Chicago Department of Pathology offers a two-year fellowship in Clinical Chemistry starting July 1st 2011 (and runs on a 2-year cycle).  Clinical chemistry employs chemical, genomics, proteomics and metabolomics applications in the assessment of health and disease.  These laboratory data are used for diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of disease, and guiding therapy in clinical medicine.  This training will prepare the successful candidate for a career in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine.  Fellows are expected to take the American Board of Clinical Chemistry examination by the completion of the program.

Essential Functions of the Fellow

  1. Participate and manage clinical research projects in Clinical Chemistry, Clinical Mass Spectrometry & Clinical Pharmacogenomics that includes research, development, and validation of emerging biomarkers in clinical laboratory medicine, especially in the areas of pharmacogenomics and cardiology.  Perform method validations and assist in implementation of new clinical chemistry tests.  Provide consultations of clinical chemistry testing under the supervision of the laboratory director.  Collaborate with clinical researchers to develop and provide appropriate clinical testing required for translational research projects as directed by the laboratory director.
  1. Participate in the education of students, pathology residents in the area of clinical chemistry and pharmacogenomics.  Be current with publications in the area of clinical chemistry. Prepare and present cases and findings at several departmental and multidisciplinary conferences.  Present research findings at national meetings, and publish work in appropriate journals.