Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

Program Introduction

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University offers a one-year Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship. The fellowship focuses on Mohs micrographic surgery, advanced cutaneous reconstructive surgery, and dermatologic oncology.

Our goal is to prepare fellows to manage the most complex tumors, to perform complex reconstructive surgery, and to organize multidisciplinary care, when necessary. Graduates will be well equipped to begin a career in academic medicine if they so choose.

The fellow gains expertise in the following areas:

  • Mohs micrographic surgery, including exposure to a high volume of high-risk tumors and complex Mohs cases, some of which are performed in the operating room.

  • Cutaneous reconstructive surgery, including the repair of defects after surgical removal of cutaneous neoplasms and scar revision.  The fellow gains requisite knowledge and expertise in cutaneous anatomy, wound healing, and cutaneous repair techniques.  Fellows gain experience in a high volume of cases with complex reconstructions.

  • Dermatologic Oncology, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, sebaceous carcinoma, atypical fibroxanthoma, malignant fibrous histiocytoma, microcystic adnexal carcinoma, and other rare cutaneous malignancies.

  • Cutaneous cosmetic surgery, including appropriate use of neurotoxins, fillers, multiple laser modalities, sclerotherapy, and endovenous ablation.

 

Accreditation

This Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

 

Application process

The fellowship program participates in the San Francisco Match Central Application Service (CAS). Additional information about our fellowship and the timeline for the match process can be found at the SF match website.

NOTE: We are not accepting applications for 2017 positions.

 

Curriculum

Didactics

     Weekly didactic sessions include:

     Histology Conference

     Atlas of Mohs Histopathology by Aasi is reviewed

     Reconstruction Conference:

     Local Flaps in Facial Reconstruction by Baker is reviewed 

     Flaps and Grafts in Dermatologic Surgery by Rohrer is reviewed

     Bi-monthly didactic sessions include

     General Dermatologic Surgery

     Surgery of the Skin by Robinson is reviewed

     Case Review Conference

     Difficult cases encountered by the fellow and faculty are reviewed

     Cutaneous Oncology Conference

     Cancer of the Skin by Riegel is reviewed

     Monthly didactic sessions include

     Dermatologic Surgery Journal club

     Historical and recent important articles are reveiwed

Conferences

     Multidisciplinary Melanoma/Cutaneous Oncology Tumor Board: Meets weekly

     American College of Mohs Surgery annual meeting

     American Society of Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting

Research/Scholarly Activity

Scholarly activity is an important component of our fellowship. The fellow is expected to implement and perform at least on IRB approved study. They are also expected to submit at least one manuscript for publication and submit at least one abstract to a national meeting.

Teaching

The fellow will play in integral part in teaching medical students, dermatology residents, otolaryngology residents, plastic surgery residents, visiting dermatology residents and visiting mohs surgery fellows in the clinical setting.

Mentoring

Both formal and informal mentoring of the fellow will occur. We intend to help facilitate personal and professional growth of our fellows both during fellowship and beyond.

Evaluation

Formal evaluation of the fellow will occur every 3 months by faculty, staff and patients. Tools utilized by the faculty include the current milestones developed for Dermatologic Surgery and the Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise. Patients and Staff will also provide feedback to the fellow. Summative 6 month and end year evaluations will occur using the ABD approved form. Methods of evaluation discussed above will be explained and shared with the fellow at the beginning of training.

Faculty & Current Fellows

Jeremy Bordeaux- Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Program Director

Margaret Mann- Surgical Faculty

Jennifer Bahner- Surgical Faculty

Current Fellow

Rachel Redenius

Program Contacts                                                  

Kristina Myers

Fellowship and Residency Coordinator

11100 Euclid Avenue

Lakeside 3500

Cleveland, OH 44106-5028

Phone: (216) 844-5794

Fax: (216) 844-8993

Email: Kristina.Myers@UHhospitals.org

 

 

Jeremy S. Bordeaux, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Dermatology
 

Director of Dermatologic Surgery

Director of Melanoma Program

Director of Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

University Hospitals Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University

Email: Jeremy.Bordeaux@UHhospitals.org

 

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