Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program at Mount Sinai

Program Director Hooman Khorasani MD

Thank you for your interest in Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program (ACGME ID# 0813531004) at Icahn School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology. This is a separate program from our ASDS Cosmetic fellowship program. Our program offers one of the most broad spectrum training experiences in reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. The candidate will be working with two Mohs Surgeons (Dr. Khorasani and Dr. Kriegel) and will be exposed to approximately 1,500 Mohs cases with the majority of the cases repaired in house.  In addition, the candidate will be exposed to 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 previous fellows have qualified for the requirements set by the American Collage of Mohs Surgeons and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

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; each year we receive about 40-50 applications and 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.

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.

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  1. Application form, completed and submitted through the Central Application Service of the SF Match.
  2. A separate Microsoft Word document describing why you have elected to pursue a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology 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. 

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.

For ASDS-accredited Cosmetic Fellowship Program click here.