Dermopathology Program Description
To achieve this objective, the fellow will attend daily case
sign-out as well as participate in multidisciplinary conferences
and teaching sessions in both pathology and dermatology. Depending
upon the individual's background training, the fellow will also
receive training in either clinical dermatology or general
pathology, as required for certification. There is ample
opportunity for a broad range of research and scholarly activities.
The Dermatopathology Division is a division of Surgical Pathology
within the Department of Pathology. There are three full-time dermatopathologists: Deborah L. Cook, MD (Director), Laura A. Greene, MD, and Anne Stowman, MD. The Dermatopathology Division is responsible for
approximately 12,000 accessions (averaging 2-3 specimens/accession)
We receive specimens from a large geographic referral area and have
a close working relationship with the region's academic and private
dermatologists. The dermatologic specimens represent a broad
spectrum of diagnostic entities including inflammatory dermatoses,
blistering diseases, infectious diseases, developmental
abnormalities, and neoplasms. Diagnostic services include a full
panel of histochemical and immunohistochemical stains, molecular
techniques, immunofluorescence, and electron microscopy.
Applicants must have successfully completed both Steps 1 and 2 of
the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE). Candidates
must also be Board certified or eligible in anatomic/clinical
pathology (AP/CP), anatomic pathology (AP), or dermatology.
Support is available for one trainee per year and the stipend is
based upon the candidate's level of postgraduate training.