Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship

Director: Debjani Sahni, MD

Program Contact: Katie Galek, Training Programs Manager

Department of Dermatology,
Boston University School of Medicine
609 Albany Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02118 USA
Telephone: (617) 358-9728
Fax: (617) 358-9709

Program Description:
The Cutaneous Oncology Program offers a 1-year paid fellowship in Cutaneous Oncology. Requirements include a medical degree from a recognized university.

The cutaneous oncology fellowship offers:

    • Involvement in a weekly multidisciplinary clinic diagnosing and managing patients with a wide array of skin cancers, including melanoma, advanced NMSC, cutaneous lymphomas, and other rare cutaneous neoplasms
    • Experience in new and emerging therapies in cutaneous oncology
    • Bi-weekly multidisciplinary tumor board conference
    • Opportunity to lead fellow’s own procedural clinic to maintain surgical skills acquired during residency
    • Experience in assisting in Mohs micrographic surgery, in addition to exposure to other surgical specialties, such as plastic surgery, ENT, and surgical oncology
    • Extensive research opportunities
    • Participate in monthly Grand Rounds and New England Dermatology Society meetings
    • Preparation of didactic lectures in skin oncology for dermatology residents

The application cycle for the 2024-2025 academic year will open on August 25, 2023. The deadline to apply for the 2024-2025 academic year is December 31, 2023. Please send your curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and completed supplemental form to

A message from the a former Cutaneous Oncology Fellow, Bilal Fawaz, MD:

“What I value most about this program is the diversity and complexity of oncologic cases. We get exposure to all forms of skin cancer on a regular basis, which allows for a comprehensive experience in cutaneous oncology. I also value the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary setting, both in clinic and as part of tumor board. The insight I’ve gained from other specialists has been invaluable. Lastly, I appreciate that I’m able to maintain my surgical and general dermatologic skills because of moonlighting and my own procedural clinic.  This program offers a truly unique and well-rounded medical and surgical cutaneous oncology experience.”

Current Cutaneous Oncology Fellow



Dilshad Sachedina, MBBS

Residency: University of Oxford

Internship: Imperial College London NHS Trust, 2021

Medical School: Imperial College Healthcare Trust, London

Outside of dermatology my interests include yoga, hiking and traveling.