University of Virginia School of Medicine



Department of Pathology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
P.O. Box 800168
Charlottesville, VA 22908-0214

Package Delivery

Interested candidates should submit the Fellowship Application, current CV, personal statement explaining your background and interest in our program, undergraduate and graduate school transcripts (certified copy is NOT required), and 3 letters of recommendation from faculty who are familiar with your research or clinical performance. Letters of recommendation are preferably sent directly by the letter-writer and not by the applicant. The application and all supporting materials should be sent between July 1st and October 1st of the year prior to which one is applying. The application and all supporting materials may be submitted electronically (preferred) to or may be sent to the following address:

Kim Knotts
Medical Education Coordinator
Department of Pathology
University of Virginia
1215 Lee Street, Box 800214
Charlottesville, VA 22908


Lindsay A.L. Bazydlo, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Telephone: (434) 924-2473
Fax: (434) 924-2107


Joesph Wiencek , PhD
Telephone: (434) 297-5740
Fax: (434) 924-2107

Faculty and Research Interests

Lindsay A.L. Bazydlo, PhD, DABCC, FAACC Mass Spectrometry; Endocrinology; Toxicology
James C. Boyd, MD (Emeritus) Mathematics and statistics in medicine; automation
David E. Bruns, MD, FACB (Emeritus) Evidence-based laboratory medicine; Diagnostic accuracy of medical tests
Robin A. Felder, PhD Medical automation research; robotics
James H. Harrison, Jr., MD, PhD Medical informatics, data mining, temporal patterns in clinical laboratory values and software development
Donald F. Hunt, PhD Mass spectrometry of proteins; immunology
James Landers, PhD Capillary electrophoresis, microchips
Mani Mahadevan, MD Molecular genetics; myotonic dystrophy
John Savory, PhD, DABCC (Emeritus) Mechanisms of Alzheimer disease; trace metals in disease
Joesph Wiencek, PhD Pediatric Clinical Chemistry; Laboratory Stewardship; Informatics
Other Research opportunities are also available in additional laboratories within the Department of Pathology. See:

Program Listing

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of position available per year: 1
Duration of program: 2 to 3 years, generally 3
Approximate annual salary or stipend: Commensurate with experience
Source of funding: Department of Pathology
Current number of trainees: 4
Number of past graduates (over last 10 years): 9; Among the last 9 postdoctoral trainees in clinical chemistry, five are in academic positions, one is with a major commercial health system, one is in industry, one oversees laboratory operations with the US Army, and one is deceased.

Application Procedures


Trainees will be selected from applicants presenting with a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree.


Submit a letter of interest with a curriculum vitae and three references to the program director. Interview required. In most cases, invited applicants will be expected to present a seminar on their research.


Applications accepted from July 1 through October 1 each year.


Program Description

The goal of the postdoctoral program in clinical chemistry at the University of Virginia is to prepare fellows for careers that may combine academic and clinical pursuits, including service, teaching and research. The basic program is intended to last three years, in most cases, to allow sufficient time for in-depth training in the broad area of clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics and laboratory medicine as well as time to develop an area of research.

The first year is focused on in-depth study of laboratory medicine, including the areas of clinical chemistry, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, molecular diagnostics, biochemical genetics, laboratory computing, immunological testing, evidence-based laboratory medicine and point-of-care testing. Additional time in hematology, coagulation and microbiology prepares fellows who wish to be prepared to direct a core laboratory. Fellows are integrated into laboratory rotations with pathology residents and into clinical activities with residents and attendings in clinical departments, notably in the Divisions of General Medicine, Endocrinology and Infectious Disease within the Department of Internal Medicine.

A key component of the program is a period of clinical, translational or fundamental research during the second and third years of the program with a member of the Department of Pathology or other Departments of the University. Trainees in the research years continue to attend call conference and selected laboratory medicine conferences relevant to their interests and continue to have clinical responsibilities such as call coverage.