​Pediatric Dermatology

Fellowship Program Director
Maria Garzon, MD, Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at CUMC
mcg2@cumc.columbia.edu

Associate Program Director
Kimberly Morel MD Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at CUMC
km208@cumc.columbia.edu

Fellowship Administrator
Audrey Summers, Program Coordinator
ads2226@cumc.columbia.edu

Application Deadline - July 15th

Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year - 1

Length of Program - 1 year

The Division of Pediatric Dermatology offers an American Board of Dermatology accredited Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship under the direction of Maria C. Garzon, M.D., Professor of Clinical Dermatology and Clinical Pediatrics at Columbia University and Director of the Division of Pediatric Dermatology at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

MSCHONY is a leading children’s hospital and part of the NY Presbyterian Hospital. It is rated one of the top children’s hospitals in the country and top children’s hospital in NewYork City in US News and World Report Surveys. The Division of Pediatric Dermatology consists of three full-time and one part-time board-certified pediatric dermatologists, a pediatric dermatology fellow, a nurse coordinator and a student clinical research fellow.

The goal of the Pediatric Dermatology fellowship is to ensure trainees achieve expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin disorders encountered within the pediatric population including cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease, skin disease in the immunocompromised host, wound care and severe primary dermatologic diseases such as atopic dermatitis, epidermolysis bullosa, severe cutaneous drug reactions, and psoriasis. Fellows also gain expertise in performing pediatric dermatology procedures such as pulsed dye laser, excimer laser, and excisions.

The training encompasses outpatient as well as consultative inpatient pediatric dermatology ranging from infancy through adolescence. Areas of expertise include vascular anomalies, genodermatoses, birthmarks, skin disease in organ transplant patients, epidermolysis bullosa as well as common pediatric dermatoses. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to participate in laser surgery in the office and the operating room settings and interdisciplinary specialty clinics geared toward vascular anomalies, epidermolysis bullosa, cutaneous oncology and neurocutaneous disorders.

Translational research and clinical trials research opportunities are also available to the fellow. Research interests of the group include vascular anomalies, epidermolysis bullosa, inflammatory skin diseases, and genetic skin disorders. The faculty members hold leadership positions in collaborative research consortia including the Hemangioma Investigator Group, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance, and Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinical Research Consortium among others. Clinical research in atopic dermatitis, infantile hemangiomas, pediatric cutaneous T cell lymphoma and epidermolysis bullosa is conducted in the Department of Dermatology. The members of our faculty collaborate extensively with other specialties at Columbia University in both clinical and translational research. For candidates interested in clinical and translational research, potential opportunities also exist through the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research of Columbia University, which has been awarded one of the NIH-sponsored Clinical and Translational Research Awards.

Rotations and Program Assignments Outpatient Pediatric Dermatology Clinics

  • Inpatient Consultation Service
  • Multidisciplinary Vascular Anomalies Clinic
  • Interdisciplinary Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic
  • Procedural Pediatric Dermatology (laser and surgery)
  • Dermatopathology
  • Immunodermatology and Patch Testing
  • Specialty Rotations
  • Clinical Trials Research Opportunities
  • Basic Science Research Opportunities

Application Requirements 

  • Expected completion of an ACGME accredited dermatology residency prior to fellowship start date
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation including one from dermatology residency program director
  • Interview with the fellowship program director (arrangements can be made to accommodate the applicant’s schedule)
  • New York State medical license prior to start date of fellowship
  • Please send application materials to the program director at mcg2@cumc.columbia.edu
  • For application timeline and match registration please visit: www.sfmatch.org