Dermatology

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship

The Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship at Stanford University is a 1-year program in which trainees gain expertise in providing high-quality patient care, teaching, and generating new knowledge.  Graduates from our program will excel at providing tertiary-level outpatient care and inpatient consultative services for children with skin disorders and will also be effective educators of students, residents and other health providers, and have the foundation to launch a career in clinical or translational research.  This is accredited by the American Board of Dermatology, and graduates are eligible for Board Certification in Pediatric Dermatology. 

Program objectives
The goal of the Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship is to train future leaders in pediatric dermatology through experiences in patient care, teaching, and clinical or translational research.  The specific objectives of the program are outlined below.   

80% of the fellowship is spent in clinical patient care activities.  All clinical care is within the field of pediatric dermatology.  In addition to general pediatric dermatology clinic, we have specialty clinics in Vascular Anomalies, Epidemolysis Bullosa, and Genetic Skin Diseases.  Laser and excisional surgery are also parts of our clinical practice.  

Fellows are expected to teach residents and medical students in clinic.  In addition, fellows give two lectures in pediatric dermatology to the Lucile Packard Pediatric Residency Program and two lectures to the Stanford dermatology residents. 

Fellows participate in the Intensive Course for Clinical Research which is held each fall and sponsored by SPCTRM (Stanford/Packard Center for Translational Research in Medicine).  Fellows are mentored by faculty and are encouraged to develop academic projects.  Fellows may be involved in on-going investigator-initiated or industry-sponsored clinical studies as well. 

Fellows are encouraged to attend and participate in local and national meetings, such as the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.  Fellows are also expected to generate at least two academic publications during of their fellowship.

Facilities
Fellows are trainees in the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University.  Patient care takes place at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.  The pediatric dermatology service sees patients every day of the week and has over 6,000 outpatient visits per year.

Faculty
Joyce M.C. Teng, MD, PhD, Fellowship Director, Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics & Director of Pediatric Dermatology
Latanya Benjamin, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Benjamin's academic interests include pediatric laser and skin surgery.
Phuong Khuu, MD, Clinical Instructor of Dermatology
Alfred T. Lane, MD, Professor of Dermatology, provides mentorship in clinical research
Thomas Leung, MD, PhD
Ann Marqueling, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Lucy M. Schmidt, MD, Adjunct Clinical Professor

Supervision and evaluation of fellows
All patient care activities are supervised by the faculty.  Drs. Teng, Benjamin, Khuu, and Marqueling also provide mentorship on teaching and research or other academic endeavors.  Formal evaluation and reviews between Dr. Teng and the fellow occur quarterly.  The goals of these meetings are to discuss the fellow’s progress and career goals and review faculty evaluations.  Additional meetings may be scheduled depending on the needs and performance of the fellow.

Application process
Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in medicine and have completed an ACGME-accredited dermatology residency program prior to the start of their fellowship.  Applicants should either have an active license or be eligible for a California medical license.

Prior training in Pediatrics is preferred, but not mandatory.  We participate in the fellowship match administered by San Francisco Match.  One to two fellows per year will be selected. The interviews are usually conducted from November to the beginning of March of the following year.

Stanford is one of the leading institutions in Pediatric Dermatology research. Our main focus is translational research, especially genetic skin disorders. Additional position is available in research focused training.

Fellowship application requirements

  1. A copy of your personal CV.
  2. A brief personal statement about your interest, training objectives and career goals (limit to 500 words).
  3. Three recommendation letters.
  4. Dermatology Board certified or eligible.
  5. Valid California Medical License or eligible for license (International medical graduates can only be considered for clinical fellowship after California medical license application is completed).
  6. Registration in the SFMatch Program.

Submit all materials to Joyce MC Teng, MD, PhD (jteng3@stanford.edu). Please submit all application requirements in one email to facilitate processing.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Although email is preferred, materials may be sent via post to the following address. Be sure to use the entire address below to ensure timely delivery.

Joyce M.C. Teng, MD, PhD
Pediatric Dermatology
700 Welch Road
Suite 301
Palo Alto, CA 94304-5896

For further information about the pediatric dermatology fellowship please contact:
Joyce M.C. Teng, MD, PhD (jteng3@stanford.edu)

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