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Dermatopathology Fellowship


Yale Dematopathology is one of the largest academic groups in the United States that provides superb dermatopathology fellowship training. The fellowship consists of a one-year ACGME-accredited training with the option of a second research year, depending upon funding opportunities and mutual agreement.

The fellowship offers a well-balanced, large case load of inflammatory and neoplastic skin disease, ranging from routine cases to highly complex consultations, as well as a generous collection of self-study sets.

Fellows participate in the daily cases sign-outs and teaching sessions, Grand Rounds, Melanoma Tumor Board, journal club, didactic lectures, and teaching conferences for the residents. Depending on their primary subspecialty, fellows receive additional training in dermatology or anatomic pathology. Experience in immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, molecular, interpretation of MOHS specimens, and laboratory management is also provided. Research projects and presentations at local, national, and international meetings are encouraged and supported.


  • Fellowship Application
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Personal statement: Include one page or fewer of any additional information you feel we should know about you.
  • Three reference letters: Please have each reference forward a letter familiar with your clinical ability and scientific and/or professional interests to the address or email above.
Next available position is for July 1, 2025. Applications are being accepted starting July 1, 2023.

Fellowship Director

  • Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology; Associate Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship

    Anjela Galan, MD is Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology, and Director of Dermatopathology Fellowship and Training Program at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Galan specializes in dermatopathology (skin pathology) in the Department of Dermatology, as well as in Surgical Pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital, and at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in West Haven, Conn. In her work, she diagnoses tumors (neoplasms) and inflammatory skin disorders, using well-established and advanced techniques. After receiving her Medical Degree from “N. Testemitanu” Kishinev State Medical Institute (USSR), Dr. Galan completed a Pathology residency at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, followed by Oncologic Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology Fellowships at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Galan is an integral member of Yale Cancer Center Melanoma Program, where she works closely with a specialized team that includes oncologic dermatologists, medical oncologists, oncologic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and basic science researchers, caring for patients with melanoma and a variety of other skin cancers. She is is a panel member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network for melanoma. Dr. Galan's research interests include melanocytic and non-melanocytic neoplasms, infectious and granulomatous disorders. She enjoys practicing highly specialized dermatopathology, staying current with advancements in her field, and helping patients. Her guiding principle is simple: “Always do your best and treat every patient the way you would like to be treated.”

Faculty & Fellows