Fellowship Programs

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Micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology (Mohs)

The Micrographic Surgery and Dermatology Oncology (Mohs) fellowship program is a one-year training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

The Micrographic Surgery and Dermatology Oncology (Mohs) Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a one-year training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  Under the direction of Anna Bar, M.D., Fellowship Program Director, and with the support of Justin Leitenberger, M.D., the curriculum emphasizes comprehensive clinical training in cutaneous surgery and oncology.

The fellow participates in a variety of dermatologic surgery unit activities located at OHSU and the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC). These include Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, dermatologic laser surgery, dermabrasion, sclerotherapy, scar revision, filler materials and other procedures such as destructions, biopsies, cryotherapy, excisions and nail surgery.

During the training program, the fellow completes a minimum of 500 cases on a multitude of different skin cancer cases.

Mission Statement:

The Oregon Health & Science University Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program seeks to develop excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers and in surgical and laser procedures performed by procedural dermatologists and to create specialists with the ability to analyze critically and advance the field.

The Advanced Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Program at OHSU participates in the San Francisco Match. Any applications that are late or received after the deadline will not be considered. If you are selected for an interview, you will be scheduled to visit OHSU to meet faculty and staff, and to learn more about Portland.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited dermatology residency program
  • Eligible for an unlimited Oregon medical license (now called Full License Oregon Medical Board)
  • Current CV (include SF match number)
  • Personal statement
  • OHSU application - required only if offered an interview
  • Dean's letter / Medical School MSPE
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S., or obtain work authorization
  • USMLE, COMLEX, or ECFMG transcripts

Applications accepted June 10 - October 1, 2024 for the 2025 fellowship.

Application materials should all be submitted through the SFMatch for Consideration.

For questions, please contact: 

Julie Walvatne
Fellowship Coordinator
walvatne@ohsu.edu

2023-2024 - Michael Heath, M.D.
2022-2023 - Brett Neill, M.D.
2021-2022 - Olivia Lucero, M.D.
2020-2021 - Caroline Morris, M.D.
2019-2020 - Eric Sorenson, M.D.
2018-2019 - Joe Overman, M,D,
2017-2018 - Blake Sampson, M.D.
2016-2017 - Sarah Fitzmaurice, M.D.
2015-2016 - Spring Golden, M.D.
2014-2015 - Bridget Hartman, M.D.
2013-2014 - Iren Kossintseva, M.D.
2012-2013 - Justin Leitenberger, M.D.
2011-2012 - Victoria Sharon, M.D.
2010-2011 - Nicholas Snavely, M.D.
2009-2010 - Joseph F. Sobanko, M.D.
2008-2009 - Scott N. Isenhath, M.D.
2007-2008 - Juan-Carlos Martinez, M.D.
2006-2007 - Andrea Willey, M.D.
2005-2006 - Valencia D. Thomas, M.D.
2004-2005 - Weimin Hu, Ph.D., M.D.
2003-2004 - Khosrow (Mark) Mehrany, M.D.
2002-2003 - Annalisa Gorman, M.D.
2001-2002 - Han Lee, M.D.
2000-2001 - Sandeep Varma, M.D.
1999-2000 - William Delgado, M.D.
1998-1999 - Ken K. Lee, M.D.
1997-1998 - Manuel Hernandez, M.D.
1996-1997 - Bruce Russell, M.D.

The elective rotations for full for 2024 and will re-open for 2025. Please check back at the end of the year.

We offer a one week (five days) elective rotation with our Mohs micrographic surgery program to current residents at an ACGME-accredited dermatology training program. If you are interested in an elective rotation with our Mohs micrographic surgery program, please email:

Fellowship Program Technician:
Julie Walvatne, walvatne@ohsu.edu

In order to apply, resident will need to provide:

  • Current curriculum vitae
  • A letter of good standing from residency PD
  • BLS Certification
  • OHSU fully signed PLA (form provided by OHSU to be signed)
  • OHSU Visiting Resident Application (form provided by OHSU)

If accepted, resident will work with OHSU education manager to complete the following at least one month before arrival:

  • Oregon medical license ($185)
  • OHSU background check
  • OHSU online trainings

Housing and transportation are not provided by OHSU.

Pediatric Dermatology

The pediatric dermatology fellowship program is affiliated with both the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Pediatrics. This one-year program is approved by the American Board of Dermatology. 

The pediatric dermatology fellowship program at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a one-year program affiliated with both the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Pediatrics. The program received accreditation in 2009 through the American Board of Dermatology and changed to ACGME accreditation in 2022. The staff consists of three full-time pediatric dermatologists and other faculty with specialized expertise who see ~7,500 pediatric patient visits per year in the outpatient setting at OHSU University Hospital and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, as well as inpatient consultations for the 151-bed Children’s hospital with the largest pediatric ICU in Oregon.

Mission Statement:

To graduate competent and compassionate pediatric dermatologists who are dedicated to life-long learning and committed to being leaders in the field and in their communities.

Program Aims:

The fellow will gain a wide experience with outpatient diagnosis and treatment, inpatient consultations, pediatric dermatologic surgery and pulsed dye laser, dermatopathology, specialty collaboration, and clinical research. Areas of expertise include patient advocacy, vascular anomalies and laser treatments, genodermatoses, atopic dermatitis, among others. In addition to the clinical experience, fellows participate in a number of didactic sessions both as a learner and a teacher to supplement their education and expertise. These include Grand Rounds in the Departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics, pediatric resident case presentations and academic enrichment, clinical translational research rounds, and pediatric dermatopathology conferences. Teaching and research are integral components of the program and fellows are expected to participate in the teaching of residents and medical students and participate in a research project during their fellowship.

The Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program is registered with the San Francisco Match (SF Match) to facilitate the match process for Pediatric Dermatology Programs and fellowship applicants. Applicants must first register with SF Match. Please send all application materials through the SF Match.

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology – Fellowship Matching Program additional process information.

Any applications that are received after the deadline will require approval by the program director before being considered. After review of applications, candidates will be offered virtual interviews (OHSU policy) to meet faculty and a current fellow when applicable.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of an accredited three-year dermatology residency program
  • U.S. or Canadian medical school training
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S., or obtain work authorization
  • Eligible for an unlimited Oregon medical license
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter / Medical School MSPE 
  • Three letters of recommendation — your program coordinator to send LOR to walvatne@ohsu.edu
  • USMLE, COMLEX, or ECFMG transcripts

Please send your Application Documents to Julie Walvatne walvatne@ohsu.edu

2025-2026 fellowship:
April 1 – September 16, 2024: SF Match accepts applications for OHSU Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship program.

Application documents are sent to walvatne@ohsu.edu.  We also welcome residents to do a visiting rotation who are interested in learning more about our program.

October 16, 2024*: Virtual Interviews
*alternative interview dates subject to program approval and faculty availability
Nov 7, 2024: Rank lists due
Nov 14, 2024: Match day

2023-2024 - Carter Haag, M.D.
2022-2023 - Danielle McClanahan, M.D.
2021-2022 - Solveig Ophaug, M.D.
2021-2022 - Rachel Dunlap, M.D.
2020-2021 - Ross Brockman, D.O.
2019-2020 - Julie Dhossche, M.D.
2017-2018 - Luke Johnson, M.D.
2016-2017 - Jason Suszko, M.D.
2013-2014 - Kevin Yarbrough, M.D.
2012-2013 - Gina Brown, M.D.
2011-2012 - Julianne Mann, M.D.
2010-2011 - Sabra L. Leitenberger, M.D.

Dermatopathology

The Dermatopathology Fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is a two-year program, with one year accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and one year encompassing molecular genetic pathology, skin imaging technologies, research, and clinical opportunities.

The Dermatopathology Fellowship is a two-year program aimed at providing advanced training in dermatopathology for dermatologists and pathologists, with a volume of over 20,000 dermatopathology specimens per year as well as a referral consultative practice and immunofluorescence immunology service.

In conjunction with dermatopathology-specific training, the pathology-trained fellow receives training in clinical dermatology, inclusive of pediatric and adult dermatology clinics and dermatologic surgery, and the dermatology-trained fellow receives training in surgical pathology in a department with subspecialty services including hematopathology, soft tissue, molecular and cytopathology.

In advance of the ACGME-accredited year, our program begins with a year of exceptional experience with exposure to molecular genetics pathology and confocal skin imaging technology, as well as the opportunity to focus on research and clinical opportunities.

Mission Statement:

To create the next generation's dermatopathologists who will lead the scientific community in innovative research, provide compassionate and expert care for patients, and confidently participate in the training of learners of all levels including medical students and residents.

Program Aims:

Provide a comprehensive one year curriculum to enable the fellow to learn the dermatopathology as well as to be competitive recruit to academic medicine, with a strong background in scientific research.

To apply to the Dermatopathology Fellowship, please review the below requirements, and submit the application materials:

Requirements

  • Successful completion of an ACGME-accredited residency in dermatology or pathology
  • Certified, or eligible to be certified, by the American Board of Dermatology or the American Board of Pathology (AP or AP/CP)
  • Eligible for an unlimited Oregon medical license
  • Legally able to work in the United States of America or obtain work authorization

Application Materials

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE transcript
  • MSPE (Medical School Dean's Letter)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one of which is from your residency Program Director), to be uploaded by the applicant’s residency coordinator
  • Application: we accept the College of American Pathologists (CAP) standardized application for fellowships

Online Portal for application material upload will be available July 1, 2024.

For questions, please contact us by email.

Next recruitment will be for an August 1, 2026 start.

Applications will be accepted starting July 1, 2024.

2022-2024 - Oluwadamilare Ajayi, MB.Ch.B.