1. Residencies & Fellowships
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Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital

Accredited by the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital provides unparalleled broad-spectrum training in cosmetic procedures.

The Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship is bestowed to one individual annually. This fellow works with acclaimed surgeons and physicians in our leading The Kimberly and Eric J. Waldman Department of Dermatology on a range of procedures and cases, including neuromodulators, fillers, tumescent liposuction, blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy, and hair restoration. While training with the most advanced lasers available, our Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship candidate also enjoys the opportunity to rotate with facial plastic surgeon Joshua Rosenberg, MD, for advanced cosmetic surgery cases in the operation room setting.

This is a high-volume fellowship with a diverse scope of clinical practices.

Our fellow will help organize the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s annual cadaver course in the spring, where residents from many specialties are invited to learn about reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. The fellow will also play an active role in the clinical trials conducted by our surgical division, which provides the opportunity to write and research protocols, obtain IRB approval, and conduct high-quality trials for publications.

How to Apply

The Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital is extremely competitive. It is an American Society for Dermatologic Surgery accredited Cosmetic Fellowship Program, rather than an ACGME-approved fellowship. 

Once applications are reviewed by our Department, 10 applicants are invited to interview for the Fellowship, which starts on August 1. The annual application deadline for the Fellowship deadline is September 1 of the prior fall, and chosen candidates are invited for interviews in October and November.

To be eligible to apply for the Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship, you must be enrolled in or have successfully completed a dermatology residency. Although not a prerequisite, surgical PGY1 training is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents to Kassidy Velasquez, Program Coordinator:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from your residency program director
  • A copy of your medical school graduation certificate/diploma, and your Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate, if applicable
  • A list of completed or submitted abstracts or publications
  • A separate Microsoft Word document describing why you have elected to pursue the Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We use the following criteria in evaluating candidates: reasons for attending this program, past research experience, publications, presentations at national and international meetings, and career goals.
  • Optional: a passport size photo. Please note that this photo is not used in the selection process.

Following a review of your completed application, if selected for an interview, you will be contacted by our Fellowship Program Director.

Please note that 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, 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.