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Dermatopathology Fellowship

The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine is accepting applications for a one-year fellowship in dermatopathology. The position focuses on obtaining excellent diagnostic skills in Dermatopathology and provides ample opportunities for teaching, research, and interdepartmental collaboration.

The Dermatopathology Division is housed in a world class, dedicated core pathology laboratory that is located on the beautiful Indianapolis central canal and cultural trail. Cutaneous specimens (more than 15,000 accessions annually) are received from the five hospitals on the academic health campus (Indiana University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Eskenazi Hospital, Riley Children’s Hospital, and Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital), other hospitals in the state-wide IU Health network, and private dermatology practices. A robust volume of consultation cases are received from Indiana and surrounding states.

Training in histomorphology, immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence, and molecular interpretation is provided by our four experienced faculty Dermatopathologists within the Pathology Department. Clinical dermatology training is provided by the Dermatology Department, which provides patient care at the five hospitals on the academic health campus and at numerous outreach clinics.

In addition to daily slide review and clinical dermatology training, educational content includes weekly lectures and unknowns conferences, bi-monthly Dermatology Grand Rounds, weekly melanoma conference, weekly journal clubs, intradepartmental QA conferences, and attendance at national meetings. Additional exposure and training in soft tissue pathology, hematopathology, cytopathology, and surgical pathology is readily available from subspecialty-trained experts in the Pathology Department.

Program Faculty and Staff

Ahmed Alomari sits at a microscope

Dr. Ahmed Alomari
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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Rachel Kowal sits at a microscope

Dr. Rachel Kowal
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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Marty Cole and Beth Behrmann in the office

Marty Cole and Beth Behrmann
Office support

Matt Kuhar sits at a microscope

Dr. Matthew Kuhar
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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Dr. Simon Warren
Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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Admissions

Applicants from pathology and dermatology backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  Prior to the start of fellowship, incoming fellows must be board eligible for AP/CP or AP, or for Dermatology.  Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training. The application deadline is August 1st, 23 months prior to the start of fellowship. Applicants should email application materials (standardized CAP fellowship application, curriculum vitae, personal statement and three letters of reference) to the Pathology Fellowship Coordinator, Beverly Jarrett.

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Dermatopathology Fellow and Graduates

Current Fellow, 2020-21

Brandon Umphress

 

2018

Matt Strausburg (front right) and Krishna Tamang (back left) with faculty on day of graduation

 

2017

Hany Osman (right) with faculty on day of graduation

 

2016

Cristina Cole (center) with faculty on day of graduation

 

2015

Stefanie Ali (left) with faculty on day of graduation

 

2014 

Konstantinos Linos (center) with faculty on day of graduation

 

2013

Paul Hillesheim, day of graduation