Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship

About Our Fellowship

The Cutaneous Oncology Fellowship is a non-ACGME accredited, one-year, paid position.  The fellowship offers intensive mentorship and guidance by the supervising faculty, Dr. Katherine Brag and other BIDMC dermatologists. Through graduated autonomy and consistent one-on-one teaching, the fellow will develop multi-dimensional insight into the management of complex oncologic cases, with an emphasis on dermoscopy, interdisciplinary care, and systemic therapy.

The program seeks to develop a dermatologist who considers all angles of cutaneous oncologic care, and it provides a unique foundation for a future niche expertise. Fellows will be expected to publish and present original research. Research focus will be medical education in dermatology and cutaneous oncology. Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the Pigmented Lesion Clinic, Cutaneous Oncology Program Clinic, and Complex Medical Dermatology Clinic. Board eligible fellows can participate in weekly excision clinic. 

Additional educational opportunities include:

  • Harvard dermatology residency didactics
  • Weekly tumor board virtual conference
  • Monthly BIDMC dermatology grand rounds
  • New England Dermatological Society Meetings  


The fellowship is approximately 70% research, 30% clinical. Projects will focus on medical education in dermatology and cutaneous oncology. The fellow will have ample faculty mentorship, assistance from residents and medical students, and guidance from our departmental research coordinators throughout. Fellows can expect at least 2 abstracts and 2 manuscripts to be submitted during the year. 


The fellow will be paid a salary based on the individual’s post-graduate year. 


The candidate must have completed an ACGME internship with plans to apply for residency in dermatology OR already have completed residency in dermatology and be eligible to sit for the American Board of Dermatology. Please note J1 sponsorship is not available for this position.