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Dermatopathology Fellowship



The Dermatopathology Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited one-year fellowship program sponsored by the Department of Pathology, with cooperation by the Department of Dermatology. The fellowship director is Dr. Josh Wisell. The fellowship is open to physicians who have completed a residency in either dermatology or pathology. One applicant is accepted per year.


This fellowship is designed to prepare individuals with a background in pathology or dermatology for a career in dermatopathology. It is ideally suited to train academic dermatopathologists. Training covers a broad range of subjects including immunopathology and laboratory management; emphasis is placed on clinico-pathologic correlation. Formal teaching conferences and daily sign out of cases utilize 14-headed microscope.


The fellow has graduated responsibility for signing out cases and for teaching dermatopathology to pathology and dermatology residents. Pathologists receive training in clinical dermatology and dermatologists receive training in general pathology as required for certification. Dermatopathology responsibility and training continues throughout the full 12 months. The fellow is expected to complete a project suitable for presentation at a national meeting and publication in a medical journal. Support is offered in identifying employment opportunities, which will utilize the fellow's dermatopathology experience.


The fellowship is spent within the Department of Pathology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  

Current fellow:

Neda Black, MD

Undergraduate School: University of California Berkeley (2007)
Medical School: University of Southern California (2012)
Internship: Huntington Memorial Hospital (2013)
Dermatology Residency: University of Southern California (2016)

How to apply:

  • Complete the Fellowship Application Form​
  • Submit a personal statement and three letters of support
  • All applicants must have successfully completed USMLE step 3 exam or COMLEX part 3 exam as evidenced by passing grade
  • All applicants must have board certification or eligibility in pathology or dermatology
  • For application deadlines and openings see: Fellowship Programs Information 


Patricia Braund, Residency/Fellowship Coordinator,

University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Pathology,

12631 E. 17th Avenue, Mail Stop B216, Aurora, CO  80045. 

Phone: (303) 724-3483 

Fax: (303) 724-1105