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Dermatopathology Fellowship

The ACGME-accredited Dermatopathology Fellowship Program of McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University is a joint effort of the departments of Dermatology and Pathology. We are committed to the training of excellent dermatopathologists who will eventually strive for continued dedication to and enrichment of the field.  We offer one fellowship position per year.

This is a one-year fellowship designed to provide pathologists or dermatologists with subspecialty competence in Dermatopathology.  The fellow will work in conjunction with clinical dermatologists, dermatopathologists and/or anatomic and clinical pathologists.   Fellows are exposed to a variety of dermatopathology subspecialties, special studies and techniques.   Research projects, teaching, publications and local and national presentations are encouraged and expected.  For our complete program listing, please refer to the FREIDA Online database.

Our 2023-2024 fellows are Alyce Anderson, MD, PhD and Victor Quan, MD.

Dermatopathology Faculty

Joan Guitart, MD - Professor of Dermatology; Chief of Dermatopathology and Program Director
Pedram Gerami, MD - Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Pediatrics
Lu Chen, MD - Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Cuong Nguyen, MD - Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Medicine

Stipend and Benefits

For information regarding stipend and benefits, please refer to the McGaw Medical Center website.

How to Apply

This is a one-year program.  Our 2025-2026 fellowship position has been filled.  We will be accepting applications for the 2026-2027 fellowship from May 1, 2024 – July 31, 2024.

To apply, collect the following items:

  • Completed GME Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A personal statement
  • Official medical school transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • USMLE reports and/or ECFMG (if available)

Application materials can be submitted electronically to the program coordinator at the email address below. Letters of recommendation can be submitted via email from the author/author's office

Contact Us

Program Coordinator

Lisa Glatz
676 N. St. Clair, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60611

Our Fellows

2023-2024: Alyce Anderson, MD, PhD and Victor Quan, MD

2022-2023: Sharlene See, MD

2020-2022: Sepideh (Nikki) Asadbeigi, MD

2019-2020: Joel Sunshine, MD, PhD

2018-2020: Timothy Tan, DO

2017-2018: Tiffany S. Nelson, MD

2016-2018: Timothy VandenBoom, MD

Housestaff Training at McGaw

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University offers exceptional training experiences at nationally ranked hospitals and fosters a culture of diversity, innovation and excellence.


Why Northwestern?

Learn more about the benefits of training at a world-class academic medical center in a diverse and vibrant city of Chicago. Further program details, including the Department of Medicine housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on our McGaw Medical Center Graduate Education site.


Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.


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