University of Louisville School of Medicine



Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
Louisville, KY 40292


Roland Valdes, Jr., PhD, DABCC
Telephone: (502) 852-1778
Fax: (502) 852-7674


Mark W. Linder, PhD, DABCC
Telephone: (502) 852-8400
Fax: (502) 852-7674

Saeed A. Jortani, PhD, DABCC
Telephone: (502) 852-8835
Fax: (502) 852-7674


Affiliated Institutions

University of Louisville Hospital
Jewish Hospital

Faculty and Research Interests

Ronald J. Elin, MD, PhD Mineral metabolism and laboratory administration
Saeed A. Jortani, PhD, DABCC IVD product validation and development; forensic and clinical toxicology
Mark W. Linder, PhD, DABCC Molecular diagnostics; clinical toxicology; pharmacogenetics
Kristen Reynolds, PhD, NRCC Pharmacogenetics; molecular diagnostics
Tiffany Roberts, PhD, DABCC Histocompatibility and HLA testing
Roland Valdes, Jr., PhD, DABCC Biomarker discovery, validation and application; personalized precision medicine

Program Listing

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of position available per year: 2
Duration of program: 2-3 years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: Residency scale
Source of funding: School of Medicine & Grants
Current number of trainees: 2
Number of past graduates (in last 5 years): 6

Application Procedures


PhD or MD


Submit letter of interest and curriculum vitae for initial evaluation, after notification then three letters of reference, and academic credentials. Interview visit and seminar presentation required.


No specific deadline. Positions begin in either July or January.

Program Description

The recently expanded, ComACC-accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Louisville Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine prepares exceptional individuals with advanced degrees (Ph.D. or M.D.) for careers in Laboratory Medicine. Our Fellowship Program emphasizes the application of advanced analytical techniques involving proteomics and genomics in order to provide a better fundamental understanding of laboratory medicine as a clinical and research discipline. The Fellowship Program requires a minimum of two years for completion; however, further training in a third year – particularly in advanced research – is encouraged. Fellows are trained not only as specialists in disciplines such as Clinical Chemistry/Toxicology, Clinical Pharmacogenomics, Diagnostic Proteomics and other new and evolving specialties, but also as basic and clinical laboratory scientists. The Program focuses on providing sufficient practical and theoretical experience for a career in academic medicine, clinical practice, or industry. In addition, preparation for certification by national boards, such as the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC), Molecular Diagnostics, etc., is a major aspect of the Program. Emphasis is placed on the foundation needed for future career development stressing both basic and translational clinical research.