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Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship

Program Director:

Anna L. Bruckner, M.D.

Sites of Training:

Children's Hospital Colorado


The Pediatric Dermatology fellowship at the University of Colorado is approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD).  Pediatric Dermatology fellowships are not currently ACGME accredited.  There is currently no mechanism for a board-certified pediatrician to be certified in pediatric dermatology without completing a dermatology residency.  Eligibility for certification in pediatric dermatology requires primary certification by the ABD and completion of a one-year fellowship in pediatric dermatology.  

Educational Objectives:

The goal of this pediatric dermatology fellowship is to provide future leaders in pediatric dermatology experiences in high-quality patient care, teaching, and generating scholarship in order to develop the knowledge and skills to become an expert in the field.  Graduates of our program will excel at providing teriary-level outpatient care and inpatient consultative services for children with skin disorders and will also be effective educators of students, residents and other health providers, and will have the foundation to launch a career in clinical or translational research.

This is a one year postgraduate fellowship designed for the individual who has completed three years of dermatology residency training to develop additional clinical and academic skills in pediatric dermatology.

The trainee will spend eight half-days per week in pediatric dermatology clinics and special clinics, such as vascular malformation clinic and genetic skin diseases clinic at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Genetic skin diseases clinics include bi-monthly special clinics for epidermolysis bullosa and other disorders such as ichthyosis, ectodermal dysplasia and pigmentary disorders.  Procedures such as pulsed dye laser ablation, excisional surgery, and treatment of hyperhidrosis are a part of our clinical practice.

Fellows also see inpatient consults with the pediatric dermatology attending and attend weekly didactic sessions, including Grand Rounds, Basic Science lectures, Research in Progress, dermatopathology review, journal club, and special lectures during the fellowship.

Fellows are expected to develop a special area of expertise within pediatric dermatology during the training period and publish in that area.

We are dedicated to training pediatric dermatologists for academic and teaching careers.

The program is directed by Dr. Anna L. Bruckner, a world-recognized authority in pediatric dermatology.

Fellowship Application:

The University of Colorado Pediatric Fellowship Program participates in the San Francisco Match.  Our quota is currently one match per academic year.

Foreign Medical Graduates

The University of Colorado Graduate Medical Education department has the following requirements for foreign medical graduates to apply for training:

  • Have a valid ECFMG Certificate - including successful completion of USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3.
  • Residents in our program must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow Resident to legally train at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and The Children's Hospital Colorado.

For further information on applying for a visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State website

For further information about the pediatric dermatology fellowship please contact:
Melissa Frohardt
Education Program Coordinator
Department of Dermatology
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave. Box B455
Aurora, CO   80045
Tel:  720-777-3258
Fax: 720-777-7348