Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

ASDS-accredited Cosmetic Fellowship Program

Thank you for your interest in our Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship Program at Icahn School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. This is a separate program from our Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program.

Our program offers one of the most broad spectrum training experiences in cosmetic procedures. The candidate will be working with our physicians and surgeons and will be exposed to neuromodulators, fillers, tumescent liposuction, blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy, hair restoration and the most advanced lasers available. Fellows will also have the opportunity to rotate with our facial plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua Rosenberg for advanced cosmetic surgery cases in the OR setting. This is a high volume fellowship with a diverse scope of clinical practices.

Our fellows are expected to help organize the annual cadaver course in the spring where residents from many specialties are invited to learn about reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. The fellow also has an active role in the clinical trials conducted by the surgical division and is expected to collaborate closely with our clinical trials division. Fellows will have the opportunity to write research protocols, obtain IRB approval and conduct high quality trials for publications.

This is an extremely competitive fellowship. We interview about ten applicants for one spot starting August 1st. The application deadline is September 1st of the prior fall. Although not a prerequisite, a surgical PGY1 training is favored. Candidates are usually invited for interviews in October and November.

To apply you must be in or have successfully completed a Dermatology residency. If you are a foreign medical graduate, all certifications, visas, and entry permits must be current and valid, for the duration of the training program, prior to final approval of any applicant. All licenses, ECFMG certification, INS visa and professional certifications are the applicant's responsibility. The Department does not operate its own J-1 or H-1 program. If selected, the fellow is required to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of New York prior to starting their fellowship training.

Please note: This is an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) accredited Cosmetic Fellowship Program. This is not an ACGME approved fellowship. 

Submit the following documents to Kassidy Velasquez at

  1. A Curriculum Vitae
  2. A personal statement
  3. Three letters of recommendation (one of which must be from your residency program director)
  4. A copy of your medical school graduation certificate/diploma
  5. A copy of your ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  6. A list of completed or submitted abstracts or publications
  7. A separate Microsoft Word document describing why you have elected to pursue this ASDS Cosmetic Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The following criteria will be used in evaluating candidates: reasons for attending this program, past research experience, publications, presentations at national and international meetings, and career goals.
  8. Optional: a passport size photo. (Note: the photo is not used in the selection process)

Following a review of your application and letters of recommendation, you will be contacted if an invitation to interview is to be extended by the Fellowship Program Director. 

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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