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Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

ACGME accredited Mohs Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship. (April 2016)

The Department of Dermatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine is pleased to offer a one-year Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship.  We seek to offer our fellows the highest level of training in skin cancer surgery, post-skin cancer reconstruction, and aesthetic dermatology.

Our Mohs unit serves as a tertiary referral center for the greater St. Louis region and we perform over 1800 Mohs cases annually and a full range of reconstructions including all manner of local and interpolation flaps.  The Mohs surgery unit has two full-time fellowship trained faculty.  Additionally, our department has a full-time cosmetics unit which is staffed with two full-time faculty offering state-of the art cosmetic care.

We will be accepting applications for the 2017-2018 fellowship year through the San Francisco Match.

Ian A. Maher, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Interim Director of Mohs Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology
Program Director, Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship
Department of Dermatology
Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Joey Weissmann
Program Coordinator
jweissma@slu.edu

American Society for Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS)

 

Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Reading Series 2016-2017

Required Text Books:

Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction: Shan Baker, MD

Nasal Reconstruction: Frederick Menick, MD

Surgery of the Skin Procedural Dermatology: June Robinson, MD, William Hanke, MD, Roberta Sengelmonn, MD, Ron Siegel, MD

Facial Flaps Surgery: Drs. Glenn Goldman, Leonard Dzabow, and Christopher Yelverton

Atlas of Practical Mohs Histopathology. Aasi et. al.

Journal Club Articles:

Articles for JC selected from the Archives, JAAD, and Derm Surgery, JAMA Facial Plastics, JPRAS, PRS, OPRS

All conferences begin at 7:45 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Date

Activity

Chapter/Author

Topic of Discussion

July 22

None

Adam Takes Boards

 

July 29

Book Review

Robinson Chapter 1

Baker Chapters 2-3

Chapt1 – Anatomy of the Skin

Chapt 2 – Skin Flap Physiology

Chapt 3 Biomechanics of Skin Flap

August 4

Orientation to the Mohs Lab – Julie

Articles to be Determined

 

Aug 11

QI/Scholarly Project Design

 

 

Aug 25th

Book club

Baker Chapter 6

Flap Classification and Design

Sep 1

Journal Club

Articles to Be Determined

Fellow choice based on pertinent topic

Sept 8

Closure Conference

 

QI/Scholarly Project Follow Up Meeting

Menick – Chapter 4

Fellow to select patients;

 

Small superficial defects  secondary intention healing, primary repair, skin graft or local flap

 

Sept 15

Book club

Goldman 2-4

Advancement, Rotation and Transposition flaps

Sep 23

Book Review/

Baker – Chapters 15 & 16

Chap 15 -Skin and Composite Grafts

Chap 16 – Use of Skin Grafts

Sep 30

Focused literature review

Staging of malignant melanoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Articles to be selected by fellow.

 

Case quizzes to be selected by attendings

Oct 6

Closure Conference

Menick-Chapter 2

Nasal Defect – Understanding the Challenge

Oct 13th

Journal Club

Articles to be Determined

Fellow choice based on pertinent topic

Oct 20th

Book club

Goldman Chaps 6-7.  Menick 18.

Staged nasal flaps

 

October 27th

Closure Conference/Morbidity

 

QI/Scholarly Project Follow Up Meeting

 

Baker – Chapter 26;

Chap 26 – Complications of local flaps;

Nov 3

Hands-on demonstration: w/Julie/Nicole

 

Nov 10

ASDS Annual Meeting

 

 

Nov 17

Focused literature review

Staging of Merkel Cell Carcinoma and use of SLN, PET/CT

Articles to be selected by fellow.

 

Case quizzes to be selected by attendings

Nov 24th

Thanksgiving- No conference

 

 

Dec 1

Book club

Aasi Chaps 1-5

Mohs histology

Dec 8

Journal Club

Articles to be determined

Fellow’s choice

Dec 15

Book club

Aasi Chap 6-8

Mohs histology

Dec 22

Book club

Aasi 9-12

Mohs histology

Dec 29

Christmas Break. No conference

 

 

Jan 6

Book club

Aasi13-14

Mohs histology

Jan 13

Book Club

Baker  Chaps 18 and 19

Nasal and lip reconstruction

Jan 20

Book club

Baker Chaps 22 and 24

Ear and scalp reconstruction

Feb. 2

Journal Club

Article to be Determined by fellow

 

February 24

Closure Conference/Morbidity

 

QI/Scholarly Project Follow Up Meeting

 

Baker – Chapter 26;

Chap 26 – Complications of local flaps;

March 2

Journal Club

Article to be Determined

AAD Conference 3/4 – 3/7

March 24

Book Review

Menick Chap 19

3-stage PMFF

Apr 6

Journal Club

Article to be Determined

 

April 20

Mohs Lab Management I

Julie Schuette, Nicole Smith and Brian Nixon

Mohs Lab

 

April 21

Book Review

 

Review Complications

Menick Chapters 6 & 7

 

Closure Conference/Morbidity

 

May 4

Journal Club

Articles to be determined

Fellow’s choice

May 18

Mohs Lab Management II

Nicole/Julie/Brian

 

May 26

Book Review

Reconstruction of lip Eyelid/Periocular

Goldman Chapter 9

Goldman Chapter 10

Scholarly Activity

Project Update

 

 

June1

Journal Club

Articles to be Determined

Fellow’s choice

June 13

Final Evaluation Meeting w/Dr. Maher

 

 

June 23

Book Review

 

Closure Conference/Morbidity

Reconstruction of Ear

Reconstruction of Chin

 

Review Complications

Goldman Chapter 8

Goldman Chapter 15

 

 

June 26

Annual Fellowship Program Evaluation Meeting Drs. Maher, Behshad and Fellow