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The Department of Dermatology offers the following fellowship programs:

Cutaneous Translational Research Program (CTReP) Fellowship

The Cutaneous Translational Research Program Fellowship provides an opportunity for trainees to acquire comprehensive exposure and experience in clinical and translational research. Trainees will work closely with clinical and research faculty in a wide variety of research areas to be actively involved in promoting discovering and innovation in the field of dermatology.

The goals of the fellowship include:

  1. To learn and participate in the planning and implementation of clinical and translational research
  2. To become familiar with the regulatory and ethical policies of conducting clinical research
  3. To acquire skills in data collection and analysis using statistical methods
  4. To participate in a team-based approach and effective communication with patients, research staff, physicians and students to carry out research activities

Duration of fellowship: 1-2 years commitment
Stipend: varies

How to Apply

To apply, send research application and CV to program coordinator.

Contact Information

Shanika Bennett
Phone: 410-502-2082

Program Directors: Noori Kim, M.D. and Sima Rozati, M.D., Ph.D.

Cutaneous Oncology Clinical Fellowship Program

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Dermatology Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship Program offers a unique and broad clinical and research experience across the disciplines of cutaneous oncology including cutaneous lymphoma, melanoma, skin cancer in high risk/ immunocompromised (solid organ transplant patients) and, supportive oncodermatology. Fellows will work with our expert clinicians and physician scientists, to gain skills in clinical and translational research. The clinical fellows are expected to productively participate in the clinical and translational research activities of the Department of Dermatology, publish scholarly clinical research articles during their fellowship and make at least one scientific presentation. Fellows will assist in developing protocols for clinical research studies, work with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), recruit study patients, conduct study visits, and learn/ improve data management skills. Fellows will also interact with pathology, oncology and transplant teams in multidisciplinary patient care. They will work with basic scientists on translational research projects. Fellows will have the opportunity for organizational leadership role in organizing local cutaneous oncology meetings.


  • Position open to:
    • 3rd to 5th year medical student or
    • MD or MD/PhD degree and completion of at least 1 year PGY1 residency (by June 30) or
    • Fellows may also have already completed dermatology residency
  • Updated CV and 3 references
  • All available USMLE transcripts (e.g., Steps 1, 2 CK, 2 CS and 3)
  • Maryland State Medical License; at the time of the beginning of the fellowship (July 1), if applicable

Preference will be given to those who have completed a residency in internal medicine or dermatology and have an interest in an academic career.

Interested applicants should send a brief statement of their interests and career goals with the aforementioned items:


This is a one- to two-year fellowship upon mutual agreement. Each appointed term runs from July 1st through June 30th, or upon agreement.


Courtney C. Elcock
Sr. Administrative and Development Coordinator
Phone: 410-955-8662
Fax: 955-8645

Dermatopathology Fellowship Program

This one year ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Dermatopathology is designed to for fellows who are board eligible or board certified in Pathology or Dermatology. Two ACGME accredited fellowship appointments are available with one fully- funded position available per year. The caseload is comprised of routine cases generated from Johns Hopkins Dermatology and other Hopkins clinics and consults from outside practices, both nationally and internationally. There are three full time faculty and three part time faculty with additional expertise in immunofluorescence and oral pathology. The location of the Dermatopathology Division in the Department of Dermatology affords routine clinical/patient interaction.

Pathology-trained fellows will spend time in the Johns Hopkins dermatology clinics, including pediatric, surgical, and medical subspecialty clinics. Dermatology-trained fellows will rotate through different pathology subspecialities, including surgical pathology, hematopathology, cytopathology and molecular pathology. The fellowship is designed to provide graded clinical responsibilities. Research and teaching are integral part of the fellowship. The fellow will have responsibilities to teach dermatology and pathology residents on regular basis, and to present at multidisciplinary tumor boards and Department of Dermatology clinical conferences. The fellow will also participate in clinical and experimental research with potential for interdepartmental collaboration and presentation at national meetings.

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How to Apply

To apply, please email Marsha Mackey for the Dermpath specific application and application requirements. There is no need to fill out the general application on this website.

Contact Information

Marsha Mackey
Phone: 410-955-8662

Program Director: Janis M. Taube, M.D., M.Sc.
Program Assistant Director: Inbal B. Sander, M.D.

Ethnic Skin Fellowship Program

With a shortage of dermatologists in the country, especially medical dermatologists, there has never been a greater need for increased opportunities for training. Coupled with evidence the shortage is even more severe in underserved areas, the Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology developed the Ethnic Skin Fellowship Program to help address that need. Our Ethnic Skin Fellowship Program is still the only one of its kind in the United States, and has been an overwhelming success, growing exponentially over the past 5 years. Each year, we have one research fellow who devotes their time studying diseases that disproportionately impact ethnic minorities.

This year, we are also adding a diversity clerkship for a rotating medical student, which will be awarded to a student from groups underrepresented in medicine (African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans) who also has a financial hardship.

Program Director: Crystal Aguh, M.D.

Itch Fellowship Program

The Johns Hopkins Itch Fellowship is a 1-2 year clinical and translational research training program focusing on the pathogenesis and treatment of chronic itch. This includes the management of complex inflammatory skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis, prurigo nodularis, psoriasis, and chronic pruritus of unknown origin. The itch fellow also leads patient-centered original research identifying novel itch biomarkers and therapeutic targets.

Program Director: Shawn Kwatra, M.D.

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program

Our pediatric dermatology fellowship provides exceptional training in all aspects of medical and procedural dermatology in children and adolescents. Our fellows are exposed to a wide range of common as well as rare dermatologic conditions from newborns to young adults. We care for patients both in our local community as well as patients who travel to Johns Hopkins seeking specialty care in pediatric dermatology from out of state and internationally. We provide services in our outpatient clinics at the David Rubenstein Child Health building (home of the world renowned Harriet Lane Clinic), as well as at our Green Spring Station site. We also serve as consultants for an active inpatient pediatric service at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

The fellow will also regularly attend multidisciplinary clinics and meetings, such as in vascular anomalies and late effects of burns. Comprehensive procedural training includes in-depth exposure to pulsed dye, Nd:YAG, fractionated ablative CO2, and Q-switched Alexandrite lasers. The fellow will have hands-on training in the full spectrum of dermatologic procedures in children of all ages.

Our fellowship also provides protected time for research, as well as mentorship for research projects. Regular didactics, including pediatric dermatology journal clubs, will be attended by the full division and can be tailored to the fellow's interests. Graduates of this ABD-certified Fellowship Training Program will be eligible for pediatric dermatology subspecialty certification by the American Board of Dermatology.

Contact Information

Tracy Shuford
Phone: 410-287-8948

Program Director: Annie Grossberg, M.D.

Future Academic Scientists in Dermatology (FASID) T32 Program

This training program offers a unique focus on translational research in which MD, MD-PhD and PhD trainees will be trained and mentored in clinical and basic science research projects utilizing human subjects and human skin and cells that directly translate to human skin disease.

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