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The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Director: Address:

Mark A. Cervinski, Ph.D.
Telephone: 603 650 7171
Fax: 603 650 4845

Department website:

Department of Pathology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
One Medical Center Dr.
Lebanon, NH 03756


Assistant Director:  

Robert D. Nerenz, Ph.D.
Telephone: 603 650 7199


Faculty and Research Interests

The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Mark A. Cervinski, PhD

General clinical chemistry, test utilization, non traditional quality control plans (moving averages)

Robert D. Nerenz, PhD General clinical chemistry, endocrinology, molecular diagnostics, point of care testing

Gregory J. Tsongalis, PhD

Molecular diagnostics, cancer biology and global health

Joel Lefferts, PhD

Molecular diagnostics

Mary Beth P. Dinulos, MD

Clinical genetics, test utilization

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2 years

Equal to PGY-1 Pathology Residency Salary

Departmental Funding



Applicant Procedures:


Prerequisites: PhD or MD. PhD applicants must have earned their doctoral degree in chemistry, biology, molecular biology, pharmacology, toxicology, cell biology or other basic science degree from an accredited university. All applicants must meet the minimum 30 credit hours (or the equivalent) in undergraduate or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses.


Applicants must submit a letter of interest/intent, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. Candidates accepted for interviews must also be able to provide official transcripts that demonstrate completion of 30 credit hours in chemistry.


Application materials should be received by October 15th for consideration of positions beginning July 1st the following year. Electronic submission is encouraged.

Program Description:

The clinical chemistry fellowship program at DHMC and the Geisel School of Medicine is designed to provide the fellow with a diverse exposure to clinical chemistry. The fellowship program includes exposure to a fully automated clinical chemistry laboratory that includes automated immunology and infectious disease serology in addition to general clinical chemistry as well as an on site specialized immunology laboratory and Mass Spectrometry facility.  The clinical chemistry service also has oversight of two stand-alone laboratories that provide general clinical chemistry, coagulation, hematology and urinalysis testing for two large physician practices in southern New Hampshire.

The training program will also expose the fellow to dynamic molecular pathology and translational research laboratories that will enhance training by providing access to cutting edge molecular testing and research opportunities. The program at DHMC is also activity engaged in reference laboratory test utilization including the participation of a Medical Geneticist and Genetic Counsellor that will contribute to the fellow’s training.

Completion of the two year fellowship training program will provide the fellow with in depth experiences in clinical laboratory medicine and will prepare the fellow with the necessary prerequisites to qualify for board eligibility from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.