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.

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 2022-2023 academic year will open on August 25, 2021. The deadline to apply for the 2022-2023 academic year is December 31, 2021. Please send your curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and completed supplemental form to dermtrng@bu.edu.


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

Brooke Kennamer, DO

Residency: Neurological Surgery, University of Missouri

Internship: Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix Arizona

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (New York, New York)

I am a prior third year neurosurgery resident at the University of Missouri. After much deliberation, I decided to pursue a career in academic dermatology. My hobbies include cooking, dance, travel, and rock climbing.