Level III Area of Specialization
Molecular Genetic Pathology
A board certified subspecialty, the molecular genetic pathologist is expert in the principles, theory and technologies of molecular biology and molecular genetics. This expertise is used to make or confirm diagnoses of Mendelian genetic disorders, of human development, infectious diseases and malignancies and to assess the natural history of those disorders. A molecular genetic pathologist provides information about gene structure, function and alteration, and applies laboratory techniques for diagnosis, treatment and prognosis for individuals with related disorders. Source: American Board of Medical Specialties, 2007. [7/1/2007: definiton added, source added]

Additional Resources: American Board of Medical Genetics, 2007.

Board certification for Medical Doctors (MDs) is provided by the American Board of Medical Genetics.

A subspecialty certificate for MGG was approved by the ABMS in 1999.

ACGME Accredited Residency Program Requirements: Proposal under development.