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Dermatopathology Fellowship

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

Dermatopathology Fellows

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 filled through the 2021-2022 academic year. We accept applications for a July 2022 start date from June through September 2020 with interviews in the fall of 2020.

To apply for the 2022-2023 fellowship, email program coordinator, Joey Weissmann ( with the following information:

  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE Score (A copy is acceptable)
  • Medical school transcripts (A copy is acceptable)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (one from current Program Director)

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.