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Dermatopathology

The Harvard Dermatopathology Program is a fully approved fellowship training program that draws on the facilities of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. The period of fellowship is one year.  Fellows enter the program eligible for Board certification in Dermatology or Pathology and receive one-half of their training in the complementary fields of anatomic pathology or clinical dermatology, respectively. Additionally, fellows receive training in immunopathology, immunofluorescence, microbiology/mycology, tissue processing for both routine and specialized microscopy, diagnostic electron microscopy, molecular pathology, immunohistochemistry, and laboratory management. Fellows attend a wide variety of clinical and pathological diagnostic conferences, and participate in numerous venues teaching residents and medical students. In addition diverse research opportunities are available in all of the participating institutions.

Types and Numbers of Appointments:  Three funded dermatopathology fellowship positions are available, one based at BIDMC.

Stipends:  Stipends range from $70,000 to $78,000, depending on PGY year.

Program Director: George Murphy, MD, PhD, BWH; BIDMC Institutional Director, Steven R. Tahan MD, Associate Professor of Pathology, Director, Dermatopathology, BIDMC; MGH Institutional Director, Lyn Duncan, MD.

Applications: Fellowship candidates must be graduates of approved medical schools in the United States or Canada. Graduates of foreign medical schools must have an ECFMG Certificate. Applicants must have completed a residency training program in either Pathology or Dermatology and be eligible for certification in either one to enter the program. Applications must be received by November 1, 2014 for appointments beginning on July 1, 2016.  All interviews will be conducted on a Saturday in the fall of 2014.

Address inquiries to:

  • Elaine Garland, Administrative Assistant to Dr. George Murphy 
  • Harvard Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
  • Pathology Department
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital 
  • 221 Longwood Avenue - EBRC Suite 401 
  • Boston, MA 02115
  • Email:  egarland@partners.org 
  • Phone: 617-525-7484   Fax: 617-264-5149