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Yao-Shan Fan, M.D., Ph.D.


  1. Jacksonville, Florida



Yao-Shan Fan, M.D., Ph.D., received his medical degree at Suzhou University Medical College (former Soochow Medical College) in 1978 and then received his Ph.D. degree at Harbin Medical University in 1986. He completed four years of research fellowship in cancer cytogenetics and human molecular genetics at Roswell Park Cancer Institute at Buffalo, New York and two years of CCMG (Canadian College of Medical Geneticists) training in clinical cytogenetics at University of Alberta.

As a board certified Clinical Cytogeneticist and Genomicist, he worked as the director of Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga and London Health Science Centre, and assistant /associate Professor of University of Western Ontario during 1990-2003. He also completed one year training in clinical molecular genetics and served as a member of the CCMG Cytogenetics Committee and member/chair of the Genetics Committee of the Canadian Laboratory Proficient Testing Program (LPTP).

Dr. Fan worked as a professor of pathology and genetics, medical director of Clinical Cytogenetics and Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, medical director of the University of Miami Genomics Laboratory (NGS lab), and CLIA director of Pathology Laboratories (cytogenetics, molecular oncology, flow cytometry, microbiology and molecular infectious disease) at University of Miami Miller school of Medicine during 2003-2020.

Dr. Fan is one of the pioneers in molecular cytogenetics, particularly the technology of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and its applications in clinical and cancer cytogenetics. Dr. Fan authored "Molecular Cytogenetics: Protocols and Applications" in 2002, and continued his efforts in the applications of new molecular technologies including genomic microarrays, PCR based testing and sequencing for cancer diagnosis and treatment, and published over 100 articles and more than 300 abstracts in medical journals and conferences.

Dr. Fan recently joined the professional team in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic Florida as the director of molecular pathology. His clinical service and research will focus on applications of FISH, PCR, genomic microarray and DNA sequencing for cancer diagnosis, treatment and outcome monitoring.

  1. 2003
    Clinical Fellowship - Clinic Molecular Genetics McMaster University
  2. 1992
    Clinical Fellowship - Clinical CytogeneticsUniversity of Alberta
  3. 1990
    Diploma - Human GeneticsRoswell Park Cancer Institute
  4. 1990
    Research Fellowship - Genetics and Endocrinology and Human GeneticsRoswell Park Cancer Institute
  5. 1987
    Diploma - Cancer CytogeneticsRoswell Park Cancer Institute
  6. 1986
    PhD - Cancer Biology/GeneticsHarbin Medical University
  7. 1983
    Residency - Clinic GeneticsHarbin Medical University
  8. 1981
    MSc - Medical GeneticsHarbin Medical University
  9. 1978
    MDSuzhou Medical College


  1. 2020
    Clinical Cytogenetics and GenomicsAmerican Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Acknowledgment for knowledge of CAP process, inspection techniques, and commitment to helping laboratories improve patient careCollege of American Pathologists
  2. 2003
    Recognition of exemplary achievement and distinguished contribution to the business communityWho’s Who Historical Society
  3. 2003
    Recognition for contribution to the Quality Management Program, Laboratory Service (Lab Proficiency Testing Program of Canada) Scientific Committee (Member and Chair of Genetics Committee) from 1997-2003Ontario Medical Association

Professional memberships

  1. 2023 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Hematology
  2. 2010 - present
    MemberAssociation for Molecular Pathology
  3. 2006 - 2007
    PresidentAssociation of Chinese Geneticists in America
  4. 2006 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  5. 2005 - 2009
    MemberBoard of Directors, Association of Chinese Geneticists in America
  6. 2005 - 2006
    President ElectAssociation of Chinese Geneticists in America
  7. 2003 - 2009
    MemberAssociation of Chinese Geneticists in America
  8. 1999 - 2003
    MemberUniversity of Western Ontario
  9. 1999 - 2001
    MemberLondon Health Sciences Center, London, Canada
  10. 1998 - 2003
    MemberLPTP/QMP, OMA
  11. 1998 - 2003
    MemberManagement Committee, Quality Management Program, Laboratory Services
  12. 1997 - 2003
    MemberGenetics Committee, Quality Management Program, Laboratory Services
  13. 1997 - 2003
    ChairGenetics Committee, Quality Management Program, Laboratory Services
  14. 1996 - 2003
    MemberFetal-Maternal Medicine Committee, University of Western Ontario
  15. 1996 - 2003
    MemberMaternal-Fetal Medicine Residency Training Program Committee, University of Western Ontario
  16. 1996 - 2003
    MemberUniversity of Western Ontario, Department of Obstetrics
  17. 1996 - present
    FellowAmerican College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  18. 1995 - 2001
    MemberCytogenetics Committee, Canadian College of Medical Geneticists
  19. 1994 - 2004
    FellowCanadian College of Medical Geneticists
  20. 1993 - 2003
    MemberGenetics Advisory Committee, University of Western Ontario
  21. 1993 - 2003
    MemberGenetics Technology Advisory Council, Michener Institute for Applied Health
  22. 1993 - 2003
    MemberOntario Cytogenetics Group
  23. 1992 - 2012
    MemberAmerican Society of Human Genetics
  24. 1991 - 2001
    MemberLaboratory Medicine Leadership Team, London Health Sciences Center
  25. 1978 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
  26. 1978 - present
    MemberAmerican Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics