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Medical Genetics Fellowship

About The Fellowship

An ACGME-accredited two-year medical genetics residency training program is offered jointly by the NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center (NYP/WCMC) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). The program is designed to train physicians in the comprehensive diagnosis, management, treatment, risk assessment and counseling of patients who have or are at risk for having genetic disorders or disorders with a genetic component. Both NYP/WCMC and Memorial Sloan Kettering are affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medicine Graduate School of Medical Sciences

The Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, affiliated with the NYP Phyllis and David Komansky Children's Hospital, provides adult, pediatric and prenatal consultations for a full range of inherited disorders and chromosomal abnormalities. MSK is a comprehensive cancer center consisting of Memorial Hospital and the Sloan Kettering Institute. The Clinical Genetics Service at MSK sees a high volume of patients who have or may have an inherited predisposition to cancer.

Curriculum

Our joint training program includes rotations at a general genetics clinic, cancer predisposition clinic, craniofacial clinic, neurogenetics clinic, prenatal diagnosis clinic and preimplantation genetic diagnosis clinic, and at biochemical genetics clinics in two partner institutions. Laboratory rotations include cytogenetics, biochemical genetics and molecular genetics.

Research

At NYP and WCM, research interests relevant to pediatric medical genetics include syndrome recognition, clinical delineation, neurogenetics and cancer predisposition. At MSK, relevant research is active in four major areas: oncogenesis, genetic susceptibility to cancer, animal modes of human cancer, and gene transfer for gene therapy.

Our Faculty

Christopher Cunniff

Dr. Christopher Cunniff

Chief, Medical Genetics
Director, Medical Genetics Fellowship Program
Professor of Pediatrics
Attending Pediatrician
Jennifer Bassetti

Dr. Jennifer Bassetti

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician
Lilian Cohen

Dr. Lilian Cohen

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Assistant Attending Pediatrician

How to Apply

Eligibility
  • M.D. or M.D./Ph.D.
  • A minimum of one completed year of ACGME-accredited residency training in the U.S. or Canada
Number of Positions

Two

Applications

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) – Medical Genetics

 

Contact Information

Christopher Cunniff, M.D.
Division of Pediatric Medical Genetics 505 E. 70th St., Third Floor, Box 128 New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-2205

Pediatrics Weill Cornell Medicine Appointments & Referrals: (646) 962-KIDS (646) 962-5437 Chairman's Office: Weill Cornell Medicine 525 E 68th St.
Box 225
New York, NY 10065 (646) 962-5437