Mohs Surgery Fellowship and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

Mohs fellows
 

The Department of Dermatology at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship.

Our fellows are offered 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. We perform over 2,500 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 members. Additionally, our department has a full-time cosmetics unit which is staffed with two full-time faculty members offering state-of-the-art cosmetic care.

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

Mohs Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Reading Series 2016-2017

Required Textbooks

  • Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction, Shan Baker, M.D.
  • Nasal Reconstruction, Frederick Menick, M.D.
  • Surgery of the Skin Procedural Dermatology, June Robinson, M.D., William Hanke, M.D., Roberta Sengelmonn, M.D., Ron Siegel, M.D.
  • Facial Flaps Surgery, Glenn Goldman, M.D., Leonard Dzabow, M.D., and Christopher Yelverton, M.D.
  • 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.

Conferences 

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

Date Activity Chapter/Author Topic of Discussion

July 20

None

Michael Takes Boards

 

July 27

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

Aug. 3

Orientation to the Mohs Lab – Julie

Articles to be determined

 

Aug. 10

QI/Scholarly Project Design    

Aug. 17

Aug. 18-20

Book club

Advanced Flap Course

Baker Chapter 6

Flap Classification and Design

Aug. 31

Journal Club

Articles to Be determined

Fellow choice based on pertinent topic

Sept. 7

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. 14

Book club

Goldman 2-4

Advancement, Rotation and Transposition flaps

Sept. 21

Book Review/

Baker – Chapters 15 & 16

Chap 15 -Skin and Composite Grafts

Chap 16 – Use of Skin Grafts

Sept. 28

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. 5

ASDS Annual Meeting

   

Oct. 12

Closure Conference

Menick-Chapter 2

Nasal Defect – Understanding the Challenge

Oct. 19

Book club

Goldman Chaps 6-7. Menick 18.

Staged nasal flaps

 

Oct. 26

Closure Conference/Morbidity

 

QI/Scholarly Project Follow Up Meeting

 

Baker – Chapter 26;

Chap 26 – Complications of local flaps;

Nov. 2

Hands-on demonstration: w/Julie/Nicole Maher at Columbian Congress of Dermatology  

Nov. 9

Fellow Journal Club

Fellow chooses articles based on pertinent topic of interest

 

Nov. 16

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. 23

Thanksgiving- No conference

   

Dec. 7

Book club

Aasi Chaps 1-5

Mohs histology

Dec. 14

Journal Club

Articles to be determined

Fellow’s choice

Dec. 21

Book club

Aasi Chap 6-8

Mohs histology

Dec. 28

Holiday break no book club

   

Jan. 4

Book club

Aasi 9-12

Mohs histology

Jan. 11

Book club

Aasi13-14

Mohs histology

Jan. 18

Book Club

Baker Chaps 18 and 19

Nasal and lip reconstruction

Jan. 25

Book club

Baker Chaps 22 and 24

Ear and scalp reconstruction

Feb. 1

Journal Club

Article to be Determined by fellow

 

Feb. 8

Closure Conference/Morbidity

 

QI/Scholarly Project Follow Up Meeting

 

Baker – Chapter 26;

Chap 26 – Complications of local flaps;

Feb. 15

Journal Club

Article to be Determined

AAD Conference 2/16-20

Feb. 22

Book Review

 

Closure Conference/Morbidity

Reconstruction of Ear

Reconstruction of Chin

 

Review Complications

 

March 8

Book Review

Menick Chap 19

3-stage PMFF

April 5

Journal Club

Article to be Determined

 

April 12

Mohs Lab Management I

Julie Schuette, Nicole Smith and Brian Nixon

Mohs Lab

 

April 19

Book Review

 

Review Complications

Menick Chapters 6 & 7

 

Closure Conference/Morbidity

 

April 26

Journal Club

Articles to be determined

Fellow’s choice

May 10

Book Review

Reconstruction of lip Eyelid/Periocular

Goldman Chapter 9

Goldman Chapter 10

May 17

     

Scholarly Activity

Project Update

 

 

May 31

Journal Club

Articles to be Determined

Fellow’s choice

June 14

Final Evaluation Meeting w/Dr. Maher

 

   

June 21

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

   

June 26

No conference