Laboratory Medicine Fellowship


The Department of Laboratory Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center offers training opportunities in a novel program focused on consultative laboratory medicine and administration. This one-year training program consists of a variety of learning experiences including mentored clinical service, didactic sessions, journal club, and management discussions, which are designed to educate the next generation of leaders in Laboratory Medicine. Clinical responsibilities include daily sign-out of complex cases in hematology, coagulation, and clinical chemistry-protein electrophoresis. In addition, the department provides training opportunities in cellular immunology, clinical microbiology and informatics. Training is customized to fellows’ interests and career objectives. For fellows interested in research, the department offers a second training year focused on clinical translational research, building partnerships with industry to develop the next generation of diagnostic tests and instruments, and collaborating with MSK clinical services to design and validate novel laboratory tests in support of clinical research and new treatment protocols. The department’s Innovation Center provides state-of-the art technologies to support clinical trials, biomarker development and immune monitoring.

MSK provides a rich learning environment for fellows in Laboratory Medicine, with a diversity of clinical and management experiences. The laboratory features a large test volume, a highly sophisticated test menu, laboratory automation, new facilities, an integrated translational research program, and access to sophisticated clinical and research databases. Proximity and affiliation with New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and The Rockefeller University allows trainees to become part of a world-class medical and scientific community.

The Department of Laboratory Medicine provides all testing of blood, urine, and other fluids that Memorial Sloan Kettering adult and pediatric patients require for diagnosing, staging, and monitoring the effects of therapy. The Department maintains a full complement of laboratory services at its new state-of-the-art Center for Laboratory Medicine, Memorial Hospital, outpatient locations in Manhattan, and at various regional outpatient sites.

The new Center for Laboratory Medicine coordinates all MSK laboratory activities. This Center provides a state-of-the-art clinical laboratory training environment that maximizes operational efficiency and fosters interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration.

The new Innovation Center allows our faculty and fellows to expand clinical and translational research efforts that improve cancer care through the development and implementation of innovative laboratory testing, particularly in the areas of immunology, immune monitoring, and cellular and molecular biomarker testing.


July 1, 2023


February 28, 2023

Length of Program

One year core program

A second year, focused on translational research, may be available for fellows with a strong research interest.


MD; DO; or MD, PhD, board certified or board eligible in Clinical Pathology

How to Apply

Send CV and short statement of career objectives to [email protected].

Program Director


Joann Rittersbach
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
327 E. 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
[email protected]