Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship


Director:
Debjani Sahni, MD

Program Contact: Tara Cusack, Training Programs Manager

Department of Dermatology,
Boston University School of Medicine
609 Albany Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02118 USA
Email: dermtrng@bu.edu
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 and completed dermatology residency.

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
    • Flexible opportunity to moonlight
    • 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 2021-2022 academic year will open on September 15, 2020. The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 academic is April 1, 2021. Please send your curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and completed supplemental form to dermtrng@bu.edu.


A message from the current 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

Bilal (Bill) Fawaz, MD

Residency: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University

Internship: Saint Joseph Hospital

Medical School: Texas A&M University College of Medicine


“My academic interests include medical and surgical cutaneous oncology. I have a particular interest in clinical research that revolves around optimizing patient outcomes and quality of life. My overall goal is to practice in a multi-disciplinary setting, serving patients with high-risk skin cancers. I am also interested in global health and teledermatology, taking advantage of the visual nature of dermatology to improve access to care in under-served communities.”