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Emory University

Emory University Website 


Co-Directors: Address:

James C. Ritchie, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Telephone: (404) 712-7178
Fax: (404) 712-4632

David Koch, PhD, DABCC, FACB
Telephone: (404) 616-5489

Emory University, Emory University Hospital
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
1364 Clifton Road NE, Room F147B
Atlanta, GA 30322

Emory University/Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, 1C049A
Atlanta, GA 30303-3031

Faculty and Research Interests

Emory University

James C. Ritiche, Ph.D.

Toxicology, Clinical proteomics, Mass spectrometry, Translational diagnostics, Diabetes

Robert Bray, Ph.D.


Tom Burgess, Ph.D

Reference Lab Testing

Alexander Duncan, M.D.


Charles Hill, M.D., Ph.D.

Molecular pathology

David Koch, PhD.

General chemistry, Diabetes

Geoff Smith, M.D.    


Elizabeth Weinzierl, M.D., Ph.D.


Program Listing:

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Past Graduates

2 years
Consistent with PGY1
Departmental and external sources

Application Procedure:



Qualified candidates who have completed a Ph.D. and/or M.D., or equivalent degree from a recognized institution of higher learning. Applicants must have satisfactorily completed a minimum of 30 semester hours in undergraduate and/or graduate level chemistry or biochemistry courses prior to admission into the program to meet certification eligibility requirements by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.


Submit curriculum vitae, statement of career goals, three letters of recommendation, and transcripts of graduate and undergraduate records. Phone and on-campus interviews required.


Apply by September 30th of the year preceding the July starting date.

Program Description

Emory University occupies 550 acres in a quiet, residential area about 15 minutes northeast of downtown Atlanta. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine of Emory University is one of the largest training centers for pathologists in the United States. The postdoctoral program in clinical chemistry at Emory University was founded in 2005, with the support of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. The goal of the program is to educate and train Ph.D. and/or M.D. scientists for careers in clinical chemistry. Through unique partnerships in the Atlanta area, this program is designed to prepare trainees for academic, clinical service, and industry positions.

The duration of the program is a minimum of two years. The program is structured such that, during the first few months, the fellow is prepared for clinical service through didactic teachings and rotations through areas of the clinical laboratory. The fellows then become active in clinical service by assisting with clinical projects and on-call responsibilities for the laboratory. Fellows are involved in research projects during this time and may elect to continue projects beyond the required two years, provided funding is available. Additionally, fellows participate in and attend weekly seminars in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Fellow will also be required to attend the resident training course that runs on a two-year cycle.