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Medical Biochemical Genetics Fellowship

Application Season Opens July 1st!


 

Built on a foundation of innovation and excellence, the Medical Biochemical Genetics program at the University of Colorado offers fellows the opportunity to expand their knowledge as physicians in the field of Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Providing clinical services at The Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora, Colorado, the section follows a large number of patients from Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and parts of Nebraska, Kansas, and New Mexico.

 

Program Overview

This large patient catchment area has allowed us to care for kids and adults with a broad variety of inherited metabolic disorders. We have daily outpatient and inpatient consultation services through the main Children’s Hospital campus, answer regional provider questions about concerning patients, manage patients detected through the states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana newborn screening programs, and have outreach and telehealth clinics across the Rocky Mountain Region. Staffed by 5 Biochemical Genetics clinicians and a team of outstanding genetic counselors, nurses, and dieticians, our fellows have the opportunity to work with a diverse array of specialist in the field. Further, our on-site Clinical Biochemical Laboratory, run by Dr. Stephen Goodman, allows ongoing and immersive education in clinical laboratory interpretation and a variety of biochemical techniques.

The campus integrates world-class education, research, and patient care on one of the nation’s newest health sciences campuses. In addition to state of the art facilities and internationally renowned faculty, the Denver metro area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country and provides fellows with the chance to be a part of a diverse and vibrant community.

Our one-year ACGME accredited fellowship is open to physicians who have completed a residency program in Medical Genetics and Genomics. Residents must be eligible to work in the United States and obtain a Colorado medical license before the commencement of training.

 

​Clinical Curriculum

Fellows participate in the Metabolic Clinic at the Children’s Hospital Colorado. This clinic involves the general care of inborn errors of metabolism including but not limited to urea cycle disorders, fatty acid oxidation disorders, organic acidemias, amino acidopathies, lysosomal and peroxisomal disorders, and congenital disorders of glycosylation. There are regular multidisciplinary clinics devoted to care for phenylketonuria, galactosemia, and mitochondrial disorders.

Opportunities for outreach and telehealth care are also available. We directly participate in the Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana Newborn Screening Programs. Consultation services to the Children’s Hospital Colorado, and regionally by phone, are routine. Finally, fellows train in the clinical biochemical genetics laboratory at Children's Hospital Colorado.

​QA/QI Project Training

Fellows are expected to undertake a mentored quality assessment or quality improvement project during their training. Trainees at the University of Colorado have co-authored peer-reviewed publications and have regularly presented their work at regional and national meetings.

​How to Apply

 

Potential applicants should contact the program coordinator for information on the current availability of training positions.

 

Materials required for application are:

 
  • CV
  • Three letters of reference
  • A short essay (up to 1 page) describing the motivation for training and career goals.
 

 

 

Potential applicants are welcome to contact our program year-round for information on our program or guidance in the application process.

 

 

 

Program Contacts:

 

Pete Baker, MD
Program Director
Peter.BakerII@ucdenver.edu

 

or

Jessica Donato, BA

Phone:  (303) 724- 2362

Email:  Jessica.Donato@childrenscolorado.org

 

Mailing address:

Children’s Hospital Colorado
13121 E. 17th Ave., P.O. Box 300
Mail Stop 8400

 
 

2019-2020 Academic Year

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Kimberly Kripps, MD

Education and Training:

July 2017-June 2019
University of Colorado Clinical Genetics and Metabolism Residency Program, Aurora, CO

June 2014-June 2017
Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program, Phoenix, AZ

Aug 2010-May 2014  
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI