Department of OBGYN

Laboratory Genetics & Genomics

The two-year ACGME-accredited Laboratory Genetics and Genomics (LGG) program at the University of Pittsburgh is committed to training experts and leaders in the laboratory-based disciplines of medical genetics and genomics.

Our program takes advantage of the close proximity of the Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory, Clinical Genomics Laboratory, Prenatal Screening Laboratory, Molecular Genetic Pathology Laboratory and Medical Genetics Clinics on campus to better integrate the fellow’s training activities and to ensure exposure to a variety of prenatal, postnatal and oncological cases.

Program Aims

  • Provide a comprehensive laboratory training experience in cytogenetics and molecular genetics sufficient to evaluate and interpret genomic data and communicate results to providers, develop and validate new assays, and direct a clinical testing laboratory.
  • Provide a range of clinical experience through attendance in genetics clinics including prenatal, pediatric, adult and hereditary cancer.
  • Provide a solid core of scientific knowledge through didactic education in human genetics including formal course work, case conferences, seminars and lectures.
  • Provide the skills and opportunity to present and publish interesting cases and research findings.
  • Ensures that all fellows develop professional competencies to the level expected of a new practitioner in medical genetics.


Angela Verdoni

Applying to the Genetics and Genomics Laboratory Fellowship

Our program has one Laboratory Genetics and Genomics fellowship position at a time.  Our next application cycle will begin in 2020 for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Eligibility of Candidates:

  • Must hold an M.D., or Ph.D. or MD/PhD degree
  • PhD must be in genetics, human genetics or a related biomedical science.
  • Must be US citizens, permanent resident, or an individual that has lawful status in the US that legally permits them to work and does not require employer sponsorship.  Candidates with a doctoral degree earned outside of the U.S., Canada or Puerto Rico should have the ABMGG Credentials Committee to review their credentials prior to the onset of LGG training.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  •  At least two years postdoctoral training
  • Experience in a clinical molecular genetics or cytogenetics

 Materials Required for Application

  • Application: Please click here
  • Current CV
  • 3 letters of reference (please have your references send the letters directly to, signed and in a PDF format)
  • A short cover letter summarizing professional work experience, motivation for LGG fellowship training, and career goals.

LGG Fellowship (2021-2023) Application Timeline:

  • Applications will be accepted from July 1 to October 31, 2020
  • Decisions will be made by January 31, 2021
  • New trainees will start on July 1, 2021

Applications should be sent to:

Nicole Lang
LGG Fellowship Coordinator
Division of Ob/Gyn
UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Suite 2325
300 Halket Street; Pittsburgh, PA 15213