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 have filled our dermatopathology fellowship positions for 2023-2024. We will begin accepting applications for 2024-2025 in late Spring of 2022.

Stanford Dermatopathology fellowship has two positions open for 2024-2025. We will begin reviewing applications in June 2022. The deadline for applications is August 31, 2022.

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

Atif Saleem, DO (2021-2022)
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine
Hematopathology Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine

Saisindhu Narala, MD (2021-2022)
Medical School: University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
Residency: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Incoming Fellows

Kate Sheahon, MD (2022-2023)

Di Yan, MD (2022-2023)

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