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.

Stanford establishes PGY levels for new fellows based on the successful completion of all prerequisite training required for entry into your fellowship program. Stanford does not recognize additional training beyond the prerequisite training requirements when establishing the PGY level for entry into the program.

Kerri E. Rieger, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor of Pathology
Director, Dermatopathology Service
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program

Roberto Novoa, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology
Associate Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program

Dermatopathology Faculty

Kerri E. Rieger, MD, PhD

Clinical Professor of Pathology (Dermatopathology & Dermatology)
Director, Dermatopathology Service
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program

Dr. Rieger received her M.D., Ph.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her Dermatology Residency and Dermatopathology Fellowship at Stanford as well. Dr. Rieger is currently a Clinical Professor of Pathology and Dermatology. She is board certified in Dermatology (American Board of Dermatology) and Dermatopathology (American Board of Pathology and American Board of Dermatology). She maintains a practice in Dermatology and sees patients at the Stanford Clinic in Portola Valley.  She is actively involved in resident and fellow education. Her research interests include cutaneous lymphoma and histopathologic findings of autoimmune disorders affecting the skin.

Current Dermatopathology Fellows [2023-24]

Rebecca Wieland, MD

Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine; Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Natasha Zacher, MD

Medical School: University of California, San Diego  School of Medicine; Residency: Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine

Incoming Dermatopathology Fellows [2024-25]

Graduated Dermatopathology Fellows