Yale University


Department of Laboratory Medicine
20 York Street / PS535
New Haven, CT 06510


Joe M. El-Khoury, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Telephone:  203-688-5798
FAX:  203-688-8597
E-mail: joe.el-khoury@yale.edu

Faculty and Research Interests

Joe M. El-Khoury, PhD, DABCC, FACBMass Spectrometry, Automation, Clinical Toxicology, Nephrology, Test Utilization
Alexa Siddon, MDMolecular Pathology, Flow Cytometry
Tore Eid, MD, PhDBiochemical Genetics, Neuroscience
Marie-Louise Landry, MDVirology and Immunology
David Peaper, MD, PhDMicrobiology
Henry Rinder, MDHematology and Coagulation
Thomas Durant, MDInformatics, Machine Learning, Chemical Pathology

Program Listing

Level(s) of training: Postdoctoral
Number of positions available every two years: 1
Duration of program: 2 years
Approximate annual salary or stipend: Equal to PGY-1 Residency Salary
Source of funding: Yale University
Current trainees: 1
Number of past graduates: 2

Application Procedure


Applicants must have completed or are completing a Doctor of Medicine degree or Doctor of Philosophy (or an equivalent doctoral degree) in the basic sciences: chemistry, biology or physics from a US-accredited university or college. Applicants should have successfully completed enough chemistry courses to apply to the American Board of Clinical Chemistry, i.e., a minimum of 30 semester hours (or equivalent) in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses taken at institutions acceptable to the Board.


Submit a letter of intent and curriculum vitae for initial consideration. Selected applicants will receive a follow-up e-mail and be required to complete a formal application and submit transcripts with three letters of recommendation.


Application window is open from July 1 to September 1 for a position that starts July 1 of the following year.

Program Description

The clinical chemistry fellowship training program is a 2-year program that will be based in the York Street and neighboring St. Raphael campuses of Yale-New Haven Health. Yale-New Haven Health, primarily located in New Haven, Connecticut, is a non-profit, multispecialty (adult and pediatric) academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. It is one of the largest hospitals in the country with over 1,541-bed facilities and 7 million clinical chemistry test results/year. The clinical laboratories are directed by the faculty of the Clinical Chemistry Laboratory within the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to clinical chemistry, the Department of Laboratory Medicine also includes the areas of apheresis/cell therapy/transfusion service, blood bank, flow cytometry, hematology, immunology, microbiology, molecular diagnostics, tumor profiling, and virology. The training program is structured to provide training in the service, teaching, and research aspects of clinical chemistry. This includes 6 months of protected clinical training through rotations, and 6 months of protected research time in the first year alone. In the second year, the fellow can pursue advanced clinical rotations in select areas followed by 6 months of graduated responsibilities to the level appropriate for a laboratory director. In addition, there are ample opportunities to conduct translational research through the Biomarker Translation Laboratory and the Program of Applied Translational Research at Yale University. The program structure is flexible to afford individualized training.