Where You'll Spend Your Time
About This Program
Adjacent to Central Park, Mount Sinai is an international leader in medical genetics training and research. The Division of Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics was founded by Kurt Hirschhorn, MD,
in 1966 and established as an independent Department by Robert J. Desnick, PhD, MD in 1993. Trainees who have completed a primary residency can apply to a two-year Medical Genetics fellowship. Medical students may apply to our combined four-year Pediatrics/Medical Genetics or Internal Medicine/Medical Genetics residencies. The diverse training environment in the Division of Medical Genetics encompasses Clinical Genetics (including Cardiovascular Genetics, Craniofacial Genetics and Fragile X programs), Lysosomal Storage Disease Program, Program for Inherited Metabolic Diseases Program (including the largest NY State Newborn Screening referral center and Mitochondrial Disorders programs), and the Porphyria Comprehensive Diagnostic and Treatment Center. Our faculty and trainees are engaged in cutting-edge translational research bringing new knowledge and therapies to patients with rare diseases.