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Dermatology Residency



 

The Dermatology Residency Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is an ACGME approved three-year program (PGY-2 through PGY-4) with the option to do a potential four-year investigative training track (PGY-5).  The program is accredited to take up to 6 residents per year.  The residency is an integrated one, utilizing the combined facilities of the Anschutz Medical Campus, Children's Hospital Colorado, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Denver Health Medical Center and CU Cosmetics.  Graduates of our program are prepared for a career in either academic medicine or clinical practice.

 

Strengths of our program:

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  • The University of Colorado is the largest medical referral facility in the Rocky Mountain region.
  • The five accessible training sites offer unique learning opportunities and the combined experience at each of these sites ensures exceptional clinical training.
  • Anschutz Medical Campus opened in 2007 and offers state-of-the-art clinical and research facilities.
  • Subspecialty clinics in contact dermatitis, cutaneous lymphoma, high risk skin cancer, hair loss, epidermolysis bullosa/wound healing, genetic skin disease, and vascular anomalies.
  • The Department of Dermatology includes a Cutaneous Oncology Center where Surgical Dermatology and the Division of Medical Oncology are integrated to optimize management of patients with melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.
  • Large patient population provides opportunities to learn from both routine and complex skin disorders in children and adults.
  • Structured didactic training with conferences staffed by attending physicians.
  • Approved fellowships in Dermatopathology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Pediatric Dermatology.

An investigative training track is available to residents who have an interest in academic dermatology and investigatory research.  This is an individualized program, which may include approximately two years of clinical training and two years devoted to investigative dermatology.  MD/PhD's and those applicants who have an established interest in basic science or translational research are encouraged to consider this option. [link to ABD website https://www.abderm.org/residents-and-fellows/residency-training/investigative-training-track.aspx]

 

Anschutz Cancer Pavilion on the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado School of Medicine

  • Located in Aurora, Colorado, just seven miles east of downtown Denver. 
  • One of the nation’s newest education, research, and patient care facilities.
  • Largest academic health center from Chicago to the West Coast, north of Texas.
  • Home base for the residency program where the majority of the clinical and didactic training takes place. 
  • Site where most of the subspecialty clinics are held and where many of the most complex referral cases are seen.
  • Dedicated inpatient dermatology consultation service provides consistent opportunities to learn from the most severe and acute dermatologic conditions.
  • World class dermatopathologists work alongside trainees and are invaluable contributors to weekly didactic sessions.
  • Two full-time Mohs Micrographic Surgeons attend a busy procedural service within a unique Cutaneous Oncology suite, alongside colleagues in the Division of Medical Oncology. 
  • Major site for clinical research with focuses in atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, CTCL, non-melanoma skin cancer, and melanoma.
  • Training site for the Dermatopathology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery fellowship programs.

 

Children's Hospital Colorado

 

  • ​Located on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
  • Ranked for more than a decade as one of the best children’s hospitals nationally by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Largest pediatric medical center within our seven state region.
  • Permanent pediatric dermatology clinic and procedural suite staffed by board-certified pediatric dermatologists, pediatric dermatologic surgeons, and a pediatric dermatopathologist.
  • Unique medical subspecialty foci in genetic skin disorders and epidermolysis bullosa/wound healing.
  • Major referral center for patients with vascular anomalies and surgical conditions, requiring procedural treatment strategies.
  • Training site for the Pediatric Dermatology fellowship.

 

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

 

  •  Located 6 miles west of the Anschutz Medical Campus.
  • Brand new state-of-the-art facility in construction on the Anschutz Medical Campus is scheduled to open in January 2018.
  • Distinctive patient population offers extremely valuable experiences in both the short and long-term management of patients with skin cancer.
  • Multiple surgical clinics are held here weekly and staffed by permanent and volunteer dermatologic surgeons.
  • Teledermatology at this site provides opportunities to utilize current technology in order to best serve geographically isolated patients in multiple neighboring states.
  • Focus on epidemiologic dermatology with multiple research opportunities.
  • Many advocacy and teaching opportunities with primary care providers, residents, and medical students.

 

Denver Health Medical Center

 

  • Located 9 miles west of the Anschutz Medical Campus.
  • Twenty five percent of all Denver residents receive their medical care at Denver Health.
  • Serves a diverse and underinsured patient population who tend to have more advanced, undiagnosed dermatologic disease.
  • Opportunities to learn how to optimize long term management of patients with limited resources.
  • Comprehensive approach to care with adult, pediatric, and surgical dermatology clinics held weekly.
  • Relatively higher numbers of patients with autoimmune connective tissue diseases and immunobullous diseases.

 

CU Cosmetics 

 

  • Located across the street from Anschutz Medical Campus.  
  • Staffed by expert cosmetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
  • Offers a large variety of cosmetic services including sclerotherapy, laser therapy, chemical peels, dermabrasion, hair removal, Botox and soft tissue augmentation.

The Department of Dermatology is accepting applications through the ERAS system from July through early November each year. We offer 6 positions through the upcoming Match.

  • ERAS application
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation.
  • Medical School transcript.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dean's letter (Medical School Performance Evaluation)
  • USMLE scores (USMLE Step 2 score is not required by the time the application is due.)

Applicants must be:

  • U.S. Citizens or able to be lawfully present in the United States for the duration of training
  • At least in 2nd Post Graduate Year (PGY-2) when 1st year of training begins.  (Note:  PGY-1 year does not have to be completed at the University of Colorado).

Criteria used for selection of applicants

  • Uniformly enthusiastic letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcript showing honors in at least some clerkships
  • Personal statement that demonstrates a sincere interest in dermatology
  • Previous scholarly activities
  • Other aspects of the application which provide evidence that the applicant is hard-working, ethical, mature, and a team player.

Applications

  • We will be reviewing all applications in November.  Candidates selected for interview (approximately 30) will be notified by email by mid December.
  • Interviews tend to occur in early to mid January.
  • For questions regarding the Residency training program, please contact Julie Clarke
  • 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
    • 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 Denver School of Medicine.

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

    For questions regarding the Residency training program, please contact Julie Clarke

​Class of 2018

Eileen Axibal, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School University of Pennsylvania (2009)
    Medical School Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2014)
    Internship The Colorado Health Foundation (2015)
    Hometown Troy, Michigan
    Dermatology Interests Mohs micrographic surgery, procedural dermatology, melanoma
    Other Interests/Hobbies Running, hiking, soccer, snowboarding, traveling, over-the-top halloween costumes, all-you-can-eat buffets... but mostly spending time with my husband, daughter, and puppy
Arelis Burgos, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (1992)
    Medical School Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (1997)
    Internship/Residency   Pediatric Residency, Mount Sinai Hospital (2004)
    Fellowship Pediatric Dermatology, University of Colorado (2007)
    Hometown Santiago, Dominican Republic
    Dermatology Interests   pediatric dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, pigmented disorders, mastocytosis
  • Other Interests/Hobbies Skiing, scuba diving, dancing
Jacqueline Guidry, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Oklahoma State University (2009)
    Medical School Baylor College of Medicine (2013)
    Internship Baylor College of Medicine (2014)
    Hometown Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Dermatology Interests clinical trials, psoriasis, acne, cosmetic dermatology, surgical dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies hiking, running, boating, crafting​
Julia Kreger, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Northwestern University (2008)
    Medical School University of New Mexico School of Medicine (2014)
    Internship St. Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO (2015)
    Hometown Ridgefield, Washington
    Dermatology Interests procedural dermatology, cosmetic dermatology 
    Other Interests/Hobbies climbing mountains, backpacking, baking cakes, and spending time with my black lab named Sam. ​
Ryan O'Leary, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School University of California at Santa Barbara (2009)
    Medical School David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (2014)
    Internship Cedars Sinai Medical Center (2015)
    Hometown West Hills, California  
    Dermatology Interests medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, quality improvement
    Other Interests/Hobbies surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, soccer, photography​
Emily Warshauer, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Tufts University (2003)
    Medical School University of Tel Aviv (2012)
    Internship University of Miami (2015)
    Hometown Fair Haven, New Jersey  
    Dermatology Interests general dermatology, dermatogenetics
    Other Interests/Hobbies travel, tennis, oenology​

​Class of 2019

J. Sigrid Barklund, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School The College of St Catherine (2008)
    Graduate School California Institute of Technology (2010)
    Medical School Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine (2015)
    Internship The Colorado Health Foundation (2016)
    Hometown Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Dermatology Interests procedural dermatology, dermoscopy
    Other Interests/Hobbies hiking/backpacking, skiing, yoga, reading, knitting
Lindsay Boyers, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School University of California Santa Barbara (2009)
    Medical School Georgetown University School of Medicine (2015)
    Internship   Yale (2016)
    Hometown Las Vegas, Nevada
    Dermatology Interests   advocacy, dermatoepidemiology, general dermatology, pigmentation disorders
  • Other Interests/Hobbies dogs, traveling, trying new food, painting, spending time with family and friends
Michael Cameron, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Duke University (2010)
    Medical School University of South Florida College of Medicine (2015)
    Internship Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (2016)
    Hometown Winter Park, Florida
    Dermatology Interests cutaneous oncology, Mohs micrographic surgery, dermoscopy, global health
    Other Interests/Hobbies snowboarding, running, hiking, astronomy​
Andrew Fischer, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Rice University (2011)
    Medical School Baylor College of Medicine (2015)
    Internship Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (2016)
    Hometown Omaha, Nebraska
    Dermatology Interests Clinical-pathologic correlation, international dermatology, skin cancer prevention
    Other Interests/Hobbies Hiking, skiing, road trips, & watching Nebraska football ​
Jonathan Mayer, MD, MPH
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Harvard College (2010)
    Graduate School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2015)
    Medical School Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2015)
    Internship Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (2016)
    Hometown Orlando, Florida  
    Dermatology Interests cutaneous oncology, skin cancer prevention and epidemiology, health policy, teledermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies theater, playwriting, movies, hiking trails, watching sports, dining out​
Jenna Peart, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Boston College (2010)
    Medical School University of Pennsylvania (2015)
    Internship Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital (2016)
    Hometown Lancaster, Pennsylvania  
    Dermatology Interests complex medical dermatology, infectious diseases, improving access to subspecialty care
    Other Interests/Hobbies snowboarding, rock climbing, hiking, foreign languages, cooking​

Class of 2020​

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Chante Aksut, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School University of Colorado at Boulder (2010)
    Medical School Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2015)
    Internship University Hospitals, Case Western Medical Center (2016)
    Hometown Denver, Colorado
    Dermatology Interests medical dermatology, surgical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatoepidemiology
    Other Interests/Hobbies running, biking, yoga, pilates, hiking, snowboarding, violin, Persian food
Richard Browning, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Georgia Institute of Technology (2012)
    Medical School Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University (2016)
    Internship   Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital (2016)
    Hometown Augusta, GA
    Dermatology Interests Complex Medical, Surgical, and Pediatric Dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies snowboarding, camping, cooking, biking, hiking, music, yoga, chess, photography ​
Kyle Burton, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School University of Central Florida (2012)
    Medical School University of Central Florida College of Medicine (2016)
    Internship UC Health (University of Cincinnati Medical Center) (2017)
    Hometown Altamonte Springs, Florida
    Dermatology Interests Medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, surgery
    Other Interests/Hobbies basketball, fishing, hiking, biking, photography, skiing​
Aleksandra Florek, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2007)
    Medical School Medical University of Gdansk, Poland (2013)
    Internship New York Medical College at Westcheseter Medical Center, Valhalla, NY (2014)
    Hometown Chicago, Illinois
    Dermatology Interests clinical trials, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, melanoma, cosmetic dermatology, laser therapies, dermatologic surgery
    Other Interests/Hobbies spending time with family and friends, yoga sculpt, heated vinyasa yoga, yin yoga, traveling, hiking, skiing, camping, backpacking, boating ​
Noah Levit, MD, PhD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Boston University (2007)
    Graduate School Stony Brook University (2014)
    Medical School Stony Brook University School of Medicine (2016)
    Internship NYU Winthrop Hospital (2017)
    Hometown Kingston, NY  
    Dermatology Interests Complex medical dermatology, genodermatoses, basic science of keratinization
    Other Interests/Hobbies Skiing, running, soccer (Tottenham Hotspurs F.C.), coffee, wine, kombucha​
Emily Milford Stevenson, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School University of Missouri - Columbia (2012)
    Medical School University of Missouri School of Medicine (2016)
    Internship  Saint Joseph’s Hospital (2017)
    Hometown St. Louis, Missouri  
    Dermatology Interests Medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, dermatology epidemiology, gynecological dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies Road biking, skiing, hiking, gardening, cooking, swimming, crafting, trying new restaurants, travel ​

​Class of 2017

Mahsa Amir, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2008)
    Medical SchoolUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine (2013)
    Internship St. Joseph Hospital (2014)
    Hometown Tehran, Iran
    Dermatology Interests general dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies puppy, travel, snowboarding, camping
Megan Craddock, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Texas A&M University (2005)
    Medical School Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
    Internship/Residency   Pediatric Residency, University of Colorado (2014)
    Hometown Deer Park, Texas (suburb of Houston)
    Dermatology Interests   pediatric dermatology
  • Other Interests/Hobbies hanging out with my kiddos, traveling, visiting family
Ramin Fathi, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Illinois Wesleyan University (2006) (2009)
    Medical School Rush Medical College, (2013)
    Internship The Colorado Health Foundation (2014)
    Hometown Chicago, Illinois
    Dermatology Interests micrographic surgery and dermatologic oncology, cosmetic dermatology, quality improvement, dermoscopy, high risk skin cancers, rare neoplasms
    Other Interests/Hobbies snowboarding, travel, Brazilian jiu jitsu, tennis, Chicago sports
Tien Nguyen, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Brown University (2008)
    Medical School University of Texas HSC at San Antonio (2013)
    Research Fellowship University of California, San Francisco (2012)
    Internship California Pacific Medical Center (2014)
    Hometown Sacramento, California
    Dermatology Interests Clinical research, psoriasis, eczema, hidradenitis suppurativa
    Other Interests/Hobbies classical and opera performance, rock climbing, running, soccer
David Pearson, MD
      

 

  • Undergraduate School Gustavus Adolphus College (2009)
    Medical School Washington University in St. Louis (2013)
    Internship University of Colorado Hospital (2014)
    Hometown Woodbury, Minnesota  
    Dermatology Interests autoimmune connective tissue disease, autoimmune bullous disease, severe cutaneous drug reactions, inpatient dermatology
    Other Interests/Hobbies swimming, running, hiking, reading, traveling with my wife​

​Class of 2016

​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​ ​ ​​​​​​​​​ ​Ekama Carlson - Mohs Surgery Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco

David Chen - Mohs Surgery Fellowship at the University of Virginia

Backy Danhoff - private practice in Onalaska, Wisconsin

Sophia Rangwalla - dermatopathology fellowship at Johns Hopkins University

Carla Torres-Zegarra - pediatric dermatology fellowship at the Children's Hospital Colorado

Class of 2015

Anastasia Bassis - Mohs Surgery Fellowship at Medical University of South Carolina, private practice in Boulder, Colorado

Erin Fuller - private practice in Stockton, California

Ryan Gamble - private practice in Denver, Colorado

Laura Huff - academic dermatology at Washington University in St. Louis

Nick Nguyen - pediatric dermatology fellowship at the Children's Hospital Colorado, pediatric dermatology faculty in Akron, Ohio

Marc Serota - private practice in Denver, Colorado

Victoria Williams - international dermatology in Botswana through the University of Pennsylvania

Class of 2014

Tracy Funk - pediatric dermatology fellowship at the Children's Hospital Colorado, pediatric dermatology faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University

Julie Green - private practice in Lee's Summit, Missouri

Siri Larsen - private practice in Rapid City, South Dakota

Emily Stevens - private practice in Fort Collins, Colorado

Greg Wing - dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Texas at Galveston, private practice in Phoenix, Arizona


 

 

The Didactics Program for the dermatology residents is highly structured and faculty-supervised. The academic program is under constant review and evolves to meet changing needs.

Typical Weekly Schedule​

 

Monday

 

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

7:00

 

Site-specific Didactics

Site-specific Didactics

Site-specific Didactics

Site-specific Didactics

8:00

 

Continuity Clinic

Clinic

Clinic

Clinic

Clinic

9:00

 

10:00

 

11:00

 

12:00

 

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:00

 

Anschutz Didactics

Clinic

Clinic

Clinic

Clinic

2:00

 

3:00

 

4:00

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