Dermatopathology Fellowship

Dermatopathology Fellows

 

Saint Louis University offers a one-year ACGME-accredited dermatopathology fellowship program sponsored by the Department of Dermatology.

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. Two fellows are accepted each year. Our goal is to have one dermatology-trained fellow and one pathology-trained fellow.

The fellowship is currently filled through the 2018-2019 academic year.

For information regarding applying for the 2019-2020 fellowship, contact Joey Weissmann, program coordinator, at jweissma@slu.edu. Interviews for the 2019-2020 fellowship year will be performed in the fall of 2017.

Dermatopathology Training

All faculty members 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 the 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 the 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 SSM Health 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 required. Fellows have an active role in teaching medical students and residents and participate in didactic conferences as appropriate to previous residency training.