Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Program Highlights

In this unique and outstanding program, Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with nationally and internationally known faculty while perfecting their skills as Dermatologic Surgeons.  Upon completion of this fellowship, fellow will have achieved a broad base of knowledge and skills concerning the preoperative, operative, and postoperative care of patients requiring Mohs Surgery and other procedural dermatologic procedures. The fellow will exceed the minimal standards established by the ACGME.

This fellowship will also provide fellows with an experience in the principles and practice of dermatologic research.  The overall goals of this rotation are:  (1) to allow residents to make meaningful contributions to the field of dermatologic surgery, (2) to stimulate independent scientific thinking, (3) to permit residents to recognize the value of performing clinical or basic science research, and (4) to develop residents’ skills in research methodologies.

The fellow is expected to oversee a minimum of two projects of interest under the guidance of Dr. Leonard Goldberg. The fellow will present three projects locally, regionally, or nationally and submit at least two scholarly paper(s) for publication. Interested residents will be encouraged to become as academically involved as possible with special programs and identify further opportunities for dedicated research. 

The fellow will participate didactic sessions with all faculty. The fellow will have the opportunity to observe and perform laser and cosmetic techniques in the Laser center. The fellow will be competent and knowledgeable in the indications and possess the technical skills to perform the following dermatologic procedures:

 BOTOX® Injections;  Fillers (Juvéderm, Restylane, Perlane, Collagen, Cosmoderm, Cosmoplast, Hylaform, Hylaform Plus); Fraxel® Re:Store (SR1500);  Fraxel® Re:Pair;  Resurfacing (CO2 laser, Erbium laser); Laser toning; (SmoothBeamTM, Nd:Yag laser); Acne Laser/Light treatment (SmoothBeamTM, PDT); Pigmented Lesion Removal (Q-Switched ruby laser and Nd:Yag laser);  Vascular Lesion Removal (V-Beam Perfecta®, Cynergy); Photodynamic Therapy(PDT); Leg Vein Treatment(Lasers, Sclerotherapy); Chemical Peels; Hair Removal (AltusTM and Light Sheer DiodeTM) and Thermage Treatment.

In addition the time spent at DermSurgery Associates, the fellow will spend one day each week working at the Houston Methodist Hospital performing Mohs micrographic surgeries. Houston Methodist Hospital is A U.S. News & World Report-ranked hospital listed as one of the top hospitals in the U.S.  It is also a work environment praised by a ranking in Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For since 2006.  Fellows have remote access to an extensive collection of online journals, books and other materials.

The Procedural Dermatology Fellowship Program shares the People-Centric Vision of DermSurgery Associates and the I CARE values of Houston Methodist Hospital. At DermSurgery Associates, we continuously improve the quality of our services based on research, education and input from our patients and employees.  We work to sustain our reputation as a teaching practice - setting the standard in our respective specialties. In doing so, we employ a diversity of people - highly trained professionals who share our values. We develop relationships with other providers and organizations to advance and enhance the services we provide, one of them being the Houston Methodist Hospital.

All physicians at Houston Methodist Hospital are required to adhere to the I CARE values.

Integrity: "We are honest and ethical in all we say and do."
Compassion: "We embrace the whole person and respond to emotional, ethical and spiritual concerns as well as physical needs."
Accountability: "We hold ourselves accountable for our actions."
Respect: "We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity and value."
Excellence: "We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate."