Advanced Dermatologic Surgery Post-Graduate Fellowship

Overview

The section of Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology within the Department of Dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine sponsors a one year ACGME approved Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship.

The Section started in 1988 and has grown to the largest cutaneous surgery program in New England. Close collaborative relationships exist with the sections of plastic surgery, otolaryngology, medical oncology, and radiation therapy. The faculty and staff serve a catchment area of greater than 3,000,000 people, and regional dermatologists, plastic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, and ophthalmologists refer most of the patients we treat. As a university based academic training program, there is a focus on education and training, clinical excellence, and research. Substantial research databases exist which include access to clinical images. 

Within the training program, fellows have an opportunity to function on an increasingly independent basis. More than 3500 cases are performed on an annual basis. Early-stage melanoma and melanoma in situ are routinely managed and represent an important opportunity for the fellow to have the broadest exposure in cutaneous oncology. The majority of Mohs defects are repaired in the Mohs Unit at the time of cancer removal.

In addition to Mohs surgery, an important component of the fellowship is training in procedural aesthetic dermatology employing a broad range of laser devices and other approaches to management of the aging face.

Facilities

The surgery is conducted in the Temple Medical Building at 40 Temple Street, Suite 5A. The outpatient surgical facilities, which are under the autonomous direction of the Department of Dermatology, are fully equipped.