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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center administers a fully accredited one-year training program in dermatopathology. The fellow rotates through The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center for six months of their training. Satisfactory completion of the program qualifies the fellow to sit for the American Board of Dermatopathology qualifying exam.
Two fellows are chosen every year and may be either pathology or dermatology residents who have completed their residencies. In the case of pathology residents in the dermatopathology fellowship, half of their time is spent in the Weill Cornell Clinical Dermatology program. The fellows see patients and are expected to perform biopsies. The remaining half of their time is spent equally in the dermatopathology programs of Weill Cornell Medical College (under the direction of Cynthia Magro, MD) and Memorial Sloan-Kettering (under the direction of Klaus Busam, MD).
Dr. Magro directs the Weill Cornell Dermatopathology Service. She reviews approximately 25,000 specimens annually, and has a busy consultation practice. The cases are varied and include a wide array of complex inflammatory skin lesions, immunofluorescence cases, cutaneous lymphoproliferative diseases, and difficult melanocytic lesions. The fellow typically signs out with Dr. Magro in the morning and then attends the Dermatology Clinic in the afternoon. A similar arrangement exists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, under Dr. Busam's direction.
Requirements: Candidates must have completed a pathology or dermatology residency.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center only accepts J1 visas for all fellowships.
Number of Appointments: Two positions are available.
Facilities: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the major clinical affiliate and teaching hospital of Weill Cornell Medical College. NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, an 824-bed facility, is centrally located in a collaborative medical community that includes the Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial-Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and The Rockefeller University.
Community: Weill Cornell is located in a beautiful residential neighborhood along the East River in Manhattan, within walking distance of Central Park and the midtown entertainment and shopping areas. Attractions include major museums, concert halls, theaters, and an opera house, all of which are easily accessible.
Stipends: Salaries are commensurate with the level of training.
Faculty: Cynthia M. Magro, M.D., Klaus Busam, M.D., Melissa Pulitzer, M.D., Travis Hollmann, M.D., Xuan Wang, M.D. PhD.
Applications: Please address inquiries to Dr. Magro or Dr. Busam:
Cynthia M. Magro, MD
Director, Dermatopathology Service
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
1300 York Avenue, Room C302
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: (212) 746- 6436
Klaus Busam, MD
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065