The UCSF pediatric dermatology fellowship program guides and trains our fellows to deliver comprehensive, cutting edge and compassionate care to pediatric patients with all types of skin disease. Through broad clinical and procedural experience and intentional mentorship, we strive to develop our fellows’ full potential and promote lifelong scholarship. Our supportive culture emphasizes and cultivates humility, commitment, high standards of excellence, personal wellness and service while encouraging growth as thoughtful clinicians, insightful educators and innovative leaders. We believe that training fellows with diverse experiences, backgrounds, faiths, genders and orientations is essential to meet the pediatric dermatology needs of the present and future.
Kelly M. Cordoro, MD, Fellowship Director and Division Chief
Sonal Shah, MD, Associate Fellowship Director
Ilona J. Frieden, MD, Faculty and Immediate Past Division Chief
Erin Mathes, MD, Faculty
Anu Mathur, MD, PhD, Faculty
Renee Howard, MD, Chief, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Nicole Kittler, MD, Faculty, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland
Jeff Sugarman, MD, PhD
Mary Williams, MD
Amy Gilliam, MD
Regina-Celeste Ahmad, MD, PhD
Linda Beets-Shay, MD
Lucy Kohn, MD and EMILY WEST, Md
Location and General Information
The Division of Pediatric Dermatology main clinical practice is located at the Mt. Zion Campus of UC San Francisco. We also have clinical activity at the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in San Francisco (Mission Bay Campus) and a division at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Our clinical activity is very brisk, we see approximately 6,000 visits per year in the pediatric division at the Mt. Zion campus and the other sites are rapidly growing in volume.
Inpatient consults number approximately 150 to 200 consults per year and are seen at the 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 that serves patients with vascular anomalies, pigmented lesions, other birthmarks and skin conditions. Scheduled laser and other surgical procedures clinics occur once monthly in our outpatient center and once monthly in the operating room at the Children’s Hospital for patients who require general anesthesia.
Subspecialty and Multidisciplinary Clinics
Birthmarks and Vascular Anomalies Conference occurs twice monthly at Mission Bay (Drs. Frieden, Mathes, Cordoro, Shah from pediatric dermatology among other medical specialists)
Disorders of Cornification Clinic quarterly at Mt. Zion (Drs. Mathes and Williams)
Genetics/Dermatology Clinic quarterly at Mt. Zion (Drs. Cordoro, Williams, and Slavotinek)
Chronic GVHD Clinic quarterly at Mission Bay (Drw. Cordoro, Mathur, BMT Faculty and others)
Ectodermal Dysplasia Conference quarterly (Drs. Frieden, Mathur and others)
Pediatric Dermatology/Rheumatology Clinic (Drs. Cordoro, Mathur, Ahmad and Pediatric Rheumatology Faculty)
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 (but not required) to take the Training in Clinical Research Course (TICR).
Number of Positions: 1-3 annually
Eligibility Requirements: US American Board of Dermatology (ABD) Certified or Eligible (must have completed a US Dermatology residency by the start of fellowship. CA Medical License.
How to Apply: Applicants must apply through the SF Match. In addition a statement of interest/personal statement, a CV and 3 letters of recommendation should be emailed to Fellowship Director, Kelly Cordoro at firstname.lastname@example.org and Fellowship Administrator, Chris Walker at email@example.com
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, one part-time clinician who is a pediatric dermatologist/immunologist, and several 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, Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease and Derm/Rheum). 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 in a diverse patient population. UCSF Pediatric Dermatology has a rich history and strong reputation of excellence. We are passionate about education, and our fellowship graduates will leave the program prepared to embark on their chosen career pathway with a valuable set of clinical, academic and leadership skills.
American Board of Dermatology Requirements for Subspecialty Certification in Pediatric Dermatology