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Dermatopathology Fellowship

The Dermatopathology Fellowship at Saint Louis University is an ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship program (program # 1002812088) sponsored by the Department of Dermatology. Dr. M. Yadira Hurley is the fellowship director and Dr. Claudia I. Vidal is the associate fellowship director. The fellowship is open to physicians who have completed a residency in either dermatology or pathology and is designed to train individuals to function as independent dermatopathologists. The fellowship is approved to accept two dermatopathology fellows for a 1 year Dermatopathology Fellowship. Ideally, our goal is to have one dermatology-trained fellow and one pathology-trained fellow.

The fellowship is currently filled for academic years 2016-2017, and 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
Information regarding applying for the 2019-2020 fellowship, contact Joey Weissmann, Program Coordinator at Interviews for the 2019-2020 fellowship year will be performed in the Fall of 2017.

The Saint Louis University School of Medicine Division of Dermatopathology in the Department of Dermatology has a history that dates back to the formal beginnings of the Department in 1992. All four faculty in the Division of Dermatopathology are board certified in dermatology or pathology as well as in dermatopathology and have diverse interests. The program provides training in morphologic evaluation of inflammatory skin disease and cutaneous neoplasms, use of histochemical and immunohistochemical stains, and evaluation of direct immunofluorescence specimens. The dermatopathology specimen caseload for the fellowship includes approximately 31,000 routine dermatopathology surgical specimens, 1,800 consult specimens, and 300 direct immunofluorescence skin specimen panel. The program also provides the opportunity for instruction in interpretation of frozen and permanent Mohs micrographic surgery specimens. Rotations to evaluate electron microscopy are also available.

For dermatologists, the fellowship involves surgical pathology training in the Saint Louis University Department of Pathology and Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. Pathology-trained fellows will participate in clinics in the Department of Dermatology completing clinical requirement with an emphasis in clinicopathologic correlations. Research in either the Department of Dermatology or Department of Pathology is a requirement. The fellow will have an active role in teaching medical students and residents and will participate in didactic conferences as appropriate to previous residency training.

Joey Weissmann
Program Coordinator