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Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship

Core Faculty:
Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, Fellowship Director
Sonal Shah, MD, Associate Fellowship Director
Ilona J. Frieden, MD, Division Chief and Faculty
Erin Mathes, MD, Faculty
Anu Mathur, MD, Faculty
Renee Howard, MD, Faculty, Part-Time

Volunteer Faculty:
Jeff Sugarman, MD, PhD
Mary Williams, MD
Amy Gilliam, MD
Regina-Celeste Ahmad, MD, PhD
Linda Beets-Shay, MD

Fellows:
Derek Chu, MD: Current Fellow (2015-2016)
Alison Small, MD and Bree Zimmerman, MD: Incoming Fellows (2016-2017)

Location and General Information
The Division of Pediatric Dermatology is located at the Mt. Zion Campus of UC San Francisco. We see approximately 6,000 visits per year in the pediatric division at the Mt. Zion campus.

Inpatient consults number approximately 150 to 200 consults per year and are seen at the brand new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, which opened in 2015 at the beautiful Mission Bay Campus.

Surgical and Laser Training
We have an active laser practice for vascular anomalies, pigmented lesions and other birthmarks and skin conditions. Scheduled laser and other surgical procedures clinics occur once monthly in our outpatient center and once monthly under general anesthesia in the operating room at the Children’s Hospital.

Subspecialty and Multidisciplinary Clinics
Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Conference occurs twice monthly (Drs. Frieden, Mathes, Cordoro, Shah)
Disorders of Cornification Clinic occurs once monthly (Drs. Mathes and Williams)
Genetics/Dermatology Clinic quarterly (Drs. Cordoro, Williams, and Slavotinek)
Chronic GVHD Clinic quarterly (Dr. Cordoro, BMT Faculty and others)
Ectodermal Dysplasia Conference quarterly (Dr. Frieden and others)
Pediatric Autoimmune Skin Diseases Clinic (Drs. Cordoro, Ahmad and Rheumatology Faculty- anticipated 2016-2017)

Research
Research projects include investigator-initiated studies as well as PeDRA-affiliated studies in Vascular Anomalies, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, and other areas. All fellows are expected to engage in scholarly research and are encouraged to take the Training in Clinical Research Course (TICR).

Number of Positions: 1-3

Eligibility Requirements: Completion of Dermatology residency anticipated by time of fellowship. CA Medical License.

How to Apply: Applicants need to apply through SF Match. In addition a statement of interest, a CV and 3 letters of recommendation should be emailed to Kelly Cordoro kelly.cordoro@ucsf.edu and Chris Walker chris.walker@ucsf.edu

Summary:
The UCSF Pediatric Dermatology Division has 2-3 funded, ABD approved fellowship positions each year. We offer strong outpatient and inpatient clinical training, outpatient and OR-based laser and procedural surgery, mentorship, unparalleled diversity, and opportunities for scholarly activity and research. Our pediatric dermatology faculty includes 4 full-time clinicians and several other part-time clinical and volunteer faculty. The core of training is based within the UCSF Department of Dermatology, allowing for regular interactions with our large and talented dermatology faculty including dermatopathologists, derm surgeons, general and subspecialty dermatologists. Fellows also consistently interact with UCSF pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists via our busy inpatient consultation service and several multidisciplinary clinics (Birthmarks/Vascular Anomalies, Disorders of Cornification, Genetics/Derm, Ectodermal Dysplasia, and Graft Versus Host Disease). Because we have served the SF Bay Area for more than 3 decades, we see a high volume of both complex and common skin problems. We pride ourselves on our ability to mentor and nurture future pediatric dermatologists and leaders of the specialty. Best of all, we love and are passionate about all things pediatric dermatology!

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