Clinical Chemistry Fellowship

Current Clinical Chemistry Fellow: Erin Schuler, PhD

Program Overview:

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Kentucky Medical Center offers a two-year Clinical Chemistry Fellowship program. This program is seeking accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (COMACC).  Our program provides comprehensive training and experience in analytical, clinical and managerial aspects of clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. We expose our trainees to the tenets of clinical laboratory medicine in a variety of teaching styles including traditional didactics, clinical laboratory rotations, and clinical consultations/interpretations.  Fellows also participate in diverse and cutting-edge clinical/translational research projects.  Our fellows will participate with pathology residents on patient care teams focused on evidence based best practices in diagnostic medicine.  These teams provide state of the art personalized clinical care to our patients. Fellows that successfully complete our program are prepared to sit for the ABCC Board exam as well as for careers as directors, educators, and/or scientists in clinical chemistry.







Alison Woodworth, PhD

Associate Professor, Director Core Clinical Laboratory & Point of Care Testing


Director, Teaching Faculty

Ronald Whitley, PhD


Professor, Director, Special Chemistry & Toxicology


Co-Director, Teaching Faculty

Min Yu, PhD


Assistant Professor, Associate Director Clinical Chemistry


Teaching Faculty

Julie Ribes, MD, PhD


Professor, Director of Clinical Microbiology


Teaching Faculty

Paul Bachner, MD


Professor, Immediate Past Chair, CLIA Laboratory Director, Past President CAP


Teaching Faculty

Jeremy Hart, MD


Assistant Professor, Director of the Kentucky Department for Public Health, Division of Laboratory Services


Teaching Faculty

Sainan Wei, MBBS, PhD


Associate Professor, Director Cytogenetics, Associate Director Molecular Pathology & Genomics


Teaching Faculty

Vaneet Arora, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor, Associate Director Clinical Microbiology, Associate Director, Kentucky Department of Health-Division of laboratory Services


Teaching Faculty



Program Requirements and Application Procedures


PhD and/or MD


Interested applicants should submit preliminary application materials including:  letter of interest, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Samantha Furnish


Preliminary applications are being accepted now through September 1, 2018 for a fellowship position slated to begin in July 2019. 


Program listing

Level(s) of training:


Number of Positions Available Per Year


Annual Stipend

 PGY1 resident scale

Current Trainees


Date of COMACC Accreditation



For more information on the clinical chemistry fellowship, please contact Samantha Furnish ( at 859.323.0704.