Curriculum

Curriculum 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, the 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 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (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.

This fellowship will also provide fellows with an experience in the principles and practice of dermatologic research in order to meet specified goals:

  1. Allow residents to make meaningful contributions to the field of dermatologic surgery
  2. Stimulate independent scientific thinking
  3. Enable recognition of the value of performing clinical or basic science research
  4. Develop 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 papers 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 in didactic sessions with all faculty members. The fellow will have the opportunity to observe and perform laser and cosmetic techniques. The fellow will be competent and knowledgeable in the indications and possess the technical skills to perform a variety of  dermatologic and cosmetic procedures.

In addition to the time spent at DermSurgery Associates, the fellow will spend one day each week working at the Houston Methodist 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.

Mohs College Membership
Upon graduation, a case log documenting each case participated in or performed by the fellow is required. The case log should be submitted to the SISRB executive office by August 1 of the year the fellow graduates (if the program is completed on or before July 31; if graduation is after July 31, the case log and application must be submitted for membership to the ACMS for the following year). The case log must be accompanied by an associate member application and a $50.00 application fee. A letter of recommendation and/or the Final Evaluation of Fellow form is also required from the training director.



For Additional Information
Leonard H. Goldberg, MD, FRCP
Program Director, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship  
Medical Director, DermSurgery Associates, PA 
Telephone 713-791-9966  
 
Heidi Vehko Hakansson, BS, MPA
Director, Operations/HR for DermSurgery Associates, PA
Coordination for the Fellowship
Telephone 713-791-9966

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