This one-year fellowship is intended to provide pathologists or dermatologists with subspecialty competence in Dermatopathology. The fellowship provides training in all aspects of dermatopathologic evaluation, including immunohistochemical staining, immunofluorescence, and molecular testing.  Fellows will have exposure to cases of all levels of complexity, including challenging melanocytic lesions and lymphoproliferative disorders.  Our service works closely with the Department of Dermatology, and fellows actively participate in teaching, clinics, and conferences.

The Dermatopathology Fellowship at Stanford accepts applications from qualified candidates. To be eligible you must be board certified or eligible for certification by the American Boards of Pathology or Dermatology.

Note: If you are currently a medical student in the US, and interested in visiting our program, please send your CV to Gabby Barela -


Positions for 2022-2023 have been filled. 

Stanford Dermatopathology fellowship has two positions open for 2023-2024. We will begin reviewing applications in June 2021. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2021.

Applicants can choose to use either the standard CAP application or the application found on the ASDP website (


Send applications, CV, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation to: 

Gabby Barela


Fellowship Program Coordinator and Directors

Gabby Barela
Program Coordinator

Kerri Rieger, MD, PhD
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship

Roberto Novoa, MD
Associate Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship

Current Fellows

Eman Bahrani, MD (2020-2021)
Baylor College of Medicine 

Jeffrey Cloutier, MD (2020-2021)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Incoming Fellows

Saisindhu Narala, MD (2021-2022)
University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Atif Saleem, DO (2021-2022)
Touro University



Dermatopathology Faculty

Ryanne Brown, MD, MBA

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology (Dermatopathology)

Dr. Brown is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at Stanford University and Staff Pathologist at VA Palo Alto. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology followed by Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology fellowships at Stanford. She is board certified in Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology and Dermatopathology. Her research interests include cutaneous histiocytic and soft tissue neoplasms.

More information about Dr. Brown >>

Graduated Fellows