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.


We have filled our fellowship positions for the 2024-2025 year. We will begin accepting applications for the 2025-2026 year in Spring of 2023.

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: 

Rachael Buenafe-Jacinto

Fellowship Program Coordinator and Directors

Rachael Buenafe-Jacinto
Program Coordinator

Kerri Rieger, MD, PhD
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship

Roberto Novoa, MD
Associate Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship

Current Fellows

Kate Sheahon, MD (2022-2023)

Di Yan, MD (2022-2023)

Incoming Fellows

Rebekah Wieland, MD (2023-2024)

Natasha Zacher, MD (2023-2024)

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.

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Graduated Fellows