Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Dermatology

Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology

For our complete program listing, please refer to the FREIDA Online database.

Application Process 

Applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship will be accepted from July 1, 2018 through July 31, 2018 through the Central Application System (CAS) on SF Match.

Applicants need to register with the CAS (Central Application Service) for Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology  (formerly Procedural Dermatology) and designate one of the recipients to be the Northwestern University/Dr. Alam fellowship.  Please note that this one-year fellowship also meets requirements for the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery’s Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship, and an additional certificate is awarded upon completion.


In addition to the CAS document requirements, we would like to know how you are planning to contribute to the specialty after completion of your fellowship.  Some possibilities include humanitarian activities or public health initiatives; clinical or translational research, or other creative intellectual work; teaching and mentoring; government or public sector work; or leadership within the profession. 

Please submit a brief essay (as brief as a short paragraph but no longer than a page) describing your idea for contribution and email this to with the subject line “MSDO Fellowship Application Essay”.  This must be submitted by Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Murad Alam, MD
Murad Alam, MD
Program Director, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

Current Fellow

Farhaad Riyaz, MD
Farhaad Riyaz, MD

Contact Us

Contact Program Coordinator at or 312-695-7932 for more information.

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.