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.

We strongly encourage applicants with a background in pathology to complete a fellowship in Surgical Pathology prior to applying for the fellowship in Dermatopathology.

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


Please note that the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 fellowship positions have been filled.

Stanford Dermatopathology fellowship has agreed to follow the timeline outlined on the ASDP website ( for external applicants applying to our program.  

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


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

Gabby Barela
300 Pasteur Dr., R309
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 721-5755


Fellowship Program Coordinator and Directors

Gabby Barela
300 Pasteur Dr., R309
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: (650) 721-5755

Kerri Rieger, MD, PhD
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship

Roberto Novoa, MD
Associate Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship

Current Fellows

Jennifer Wang, MD (2019-2020)
Stanford University School of Medicine 

Shyam Raghavan, MD (2019-2020)
Stanford University School of Medicine 

Incoming Fellows

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

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



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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