Tulane University Health Sciences
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
1430 Tulane Avenue SL-79
New Orleans, Louisiana
Phone 504-988-5224
Fax 504-988-7389


Dermatopathology Fellowship

Program Summary

The program is designed for individuals with a background in pathology or dermatology for a career in dermatopathology. This is achieved principally through daily rotation between dermatopathology and dermatology or anatomic pathology disciplines based on the trainee's background. The fellowship offers a well balanced case load of inflammatory dermatosis and neoplastic skin conditions. Fellows are expected to review all cases prior to sign out including a large number of outside consultations. Additional training in immunodermatology and molecular diagnostics is offered. The trainees are expected to participate in several joined dermatology, and dermatopathology conferences, both institutional, and local. Opportunities for training in basic and transitional dermatologic or cancer research are encouraged through the availability of a well equipped molecular research laboratory. The individuals are expected to fulfill the requirements for the American Board of Dermatopathology at the end of their training period.


Staff Dermatopathology Fellow Training

Alun R. Wang, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Director Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
Tulane University Health Sciences Center

Richard Marshall, MD
Assistant Professor of Pathology
Department of Pathology

Michael Lee, MD
Department of Pathology

Erin Boh, MD, PhD, F.A.A.D.
Professor and Chairman
Department of Dermatology

Andrea Murina, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology

Brittany Stumpf, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology

Diane Trieu, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology

Jessica Clark, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Dermatology

Thomas Nicotri, Jr. MD
Associate Professor
LSU Health Sciences Center


Educational Goals

  • Learn and become proficient in diagnosing common and uncommon dermatologic and dermatopathology disorders.

  • Learn and become proficient in utilizing ancillary diagnosing techniques including direct immunofluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry, T- and B-cell receptor gene rearrangement study, flow cytometry study, and biopsy techniques.

  • Develop management and administrative skills with understanding quality assurance procedures, understanding CAP and CLIA requirements and regulations.

  • Develop effective communication skills with dermatologist, other clinicians, and technical supporting staff.  Be able to present cases clearly and efficiently at conferences.

  • The fellow would spend time in performing frozen sections of skin specimens if needed, including Moh's micrographic surgery, including both doing sections and interpretations.  The program included didactic instruction and practical experience in the diagnosis of skin disorders by direct inspection, and by histological techniques (including frozen sections and interpretation of Mohs micrographic frozen sections), histochemical, immunological, molecular, microbiological, and other related techniques.



Applicants must hold an M.D. degree, D.O. degree (or foreign equivalent with ECFMG certification), be board eligible or board certified in anatomic pathology, and be eligible for a Louisiana State medical license.  We support only J1-Visa.


Stipend is commensurate with year of postgraduate training.


Interested candidates should submit:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Copy of USMLE I-III
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Copy of ECFMG certificate (if applicable)

Application can be submitted electronically to or mailed to:

Alun Wang, MD, PhD
Director Dermatopathology Fellowship
c/o Bea DeLucca
Tulane University School of Medicine
1430 Tulane Ave., SL79
New Orleans, LA 70112


Fellowship Position for 2018 is filled

Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, 1430 Tulane Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5224