About Our Fellowship
The cutaneous oncology fellowship is a 1-year paid position. The fellowship offers intensive mentorship and guidance by the supervising faculty, Dr. Katherine Brag and Dr. Suzanne Olbricht. Through graduated autonomy and consistent one-on-one teaching, the fellow will develop both medical and surgical insight into the management of highly complex oncologic cases, with an emphasis on dermoscopy, interdisciplinary care, and surgical technique. The program seeks to develop a physician who considers all angles of cutaneous oncologic care, and provides a unique foundation for any future dermatologist, including one hoping to pursue fellowship in Mohs surgery.
- In this clinic, patients at high-risk for melanoma are screening for atypical pigmented lesions, with an emphasis placed on the utilization of dermoscopy to improve sensitivity of detection of early lesions. The fellow will work closely with faculty, Dr. Katherine Brag, as well as residents.
- In this clinic, patients with high-risk keratinocyte carcinoma, melanoma, cutaneous lymphoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, other rare skin cancers, and adverse cutaneous reactions from immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team. The fellow will work closely with dermatology faculty, Dr. Katherine Brag, as well as Radiation Oncology, Hematology/Oncology, Surgical Oncology, and Dermatopathology. Here, the fellow will manage dynamic and nuanced cases both in clinic, as well as during the weekly interdisciplinary conference.
- In this clinic, the fellow performs excisions and excisional biopsies on benign and malignant lesions. There is graduated autonomy with close supervision and guidance from Dr. Suzanne Olbricht.
- Opportunity to participate in monthly journal club including Mohs surgeons across 3 different institutions (MGH, BIDMC, Lahey).
- In this clinic, high risk patients meet with both nephrology and Dr. Jonathan Weiss in a single setting.
The fellow will have at least 1.5 full days per week to focus on research projects in the field of Cutaneous Oncology and will have ample faculty mentorship, assistance from residents and medical students, and guidance from our departmental research coordinators throughout.
For the right fellow with licensure and credentialing, there is opportunity to supplement salary by attending general dermatology clinics in the department.
The candidate must have completed an ACGME residency in dermatology and be Board Eligible. Please submit your CV and a Letter of Intent by February 28 to KBrag@bidmc.harvard.edu, with a cc to JClevel1@bidmc.harvard.edu.