Department of Dermatology

Mohs Micrographic and Dermatology Oncology Fellowship


The University of Pittsburgh Micrographic Surgery and Dermatology/Oncology Fellowship provides trainees with comprehensive experience in Mohs micrographic surgery, complex reconstruction, procedural dermatology, and the multidisciplinary medical management of solid-organ transplant recipients as well as other high-risk tumors. Core faculty members, Melissa Pugliano-Mauro, MD, Mary-Katharine Collins, MD, and Suzan Obagi, MD, train our fellows with the highest standards in patient care and procedural dermatology, with well over 1,000 Mohs micrographic surgery cases per year that offer a wide variety of tumor types and complexity. The University of Pittsburgh also serves a diverse patient population with a very large catchment network that extends into central Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, and West Virginia.

Our fellowship program boasts elective opportunities in Oculoplastics and Cosmetic Dermatology, providing trainees with exposure periocular reconstruction, neuromodulators, soft tissue fillers, lasers, and as well many other cosmetic procedures tailored to the fellow’s interest. Additionally, fellows play a central role in directing coordinated multidisciplinary care during rotations in specialty clinics: Solid Organ Transplant Related Skin Disease Clinic, and Resident Surgery Clinics.   

Fellows participate in weekly and monthly conferences, including Tumor Board, Reconstruction Conference, and Journal Club (the latter two conferences are held in conjunction with Case Western Reserve). 


The Micrographic Surgery and Dermatology/Oncology Fellow will work primarily from the UPMC St. Margaret's Dermatology office, which is located 13 miles northeast of Pittsburgh in the Harmarville area. Resident surgery clinics are held in Shadyside, and Transplant clinics occur in Oakland.  


Information for the 2021 Interview Season:

  • Applications are processed through the central application service (CAS) of the San Francisco Match.
  • There is no deadline for applications, however, interviews will be arranged in September/October for qualified candidates.
  • Interviews will be virtual for the 2021 interview cycle. 
  • One (1) position is available (we average 15 applicant interviews/season)
  • Away rotators are not being accepted this cycle – In the future, we typically recommend a WDS Mentorship Award application or ASDS Preceptorship Application to consider rotating.

Please contact Deb Ackerman (Academic Support Coordinator) with any questions.