Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program
Welcome to the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program at UVM Medical Center.
This one-year fellowship in Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology under Dr. Glenn D. Goldman is approved by the ACGME and American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (ACMMSCO).
The fellowship is designed to provide a comprehensive training experience for those dermatologists seeking to acquire advanced competence as a dermatologic surgeon.
As outlined by the ACGME, this program provides an organized education in all aspects of Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology and includes: basic science, anatomy, anesthesia, ethics, pre- and post-operative management, surgical technique, wound healing, Mohs surgery, laboratory technique, interpretation of pathologic specimens related to Mohs surgery, immunostaining in Mohs surgery, cutaneous reconstruction of surgical defects, sclerotherapy, chemical peel, hair transplantation, dermabrasion, cutaneous soft tissue augmentation with injectable filler material, rhinophyma correction, cutaneous oncology, laser surgery, epidemiology, medicolegal and regulatory issues, quality assurance, and self-assessment. We hold quarterly surgery journal clubs to discuss relevant new research within and beyond the field of dermatologic surgery.
There is thorough training in facial reconstruction. We perform approximately 3,000 cases of Mohs surgery each year. We repair 98% of the surgical defects in our clinic. Incoming fellows are provided with graduated surgical responsibility as they refine their surgical techniques and competence. They spend the majority of their time with Dr. Goldman but spend time working closely with all 4 attending Mohs surgeons throughout their year. We also enjoy a close relationship with our colleagues in Oculoplastics, ENT/Facial Plastics, and Plastic Surgery. We participate in a weekly multi-disciplinary tumor board.
We are located in the Ambulatory Care Center at UVM Medical Center's Main Campus in the West Pavilion on Level 5. This space houses the majority of the medical and surgical outpatient clinics.
In addition to the surgical training, fellows are expected to contribute to the training of our dermatology residents, medical residents, and medical students. Fellows are required to give a series of lectures relating to all aspects of dermatologic surgery. It is expected that fellows will be involved in a research project and present their data at one of the national meetings.
The fellowship administrator is Heather Gottfried. Any questions may be directed to her.
Glenn D. Goldman, MD
Professor of Dermatology
Dermatology Fellowship Director