Dermatopathology Fellowship


Michi M. Shinohara, MD

Professor | Director of Dermatopathology | Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program

Evan George, MD

Clinical Associate Professor


The University of Washington Fellowship in Dermatopathology is a one year comprehensive training experience. Training includes experience with routine and complex dermatopathology cases, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and molecular diagnostic techniques. The University of Washington is a tertiary referral center, providing a broad range of in house as well as consult material for a rich educational experience. Dermatopathology fellows interface with clinical dermatology, hematopathology, soft tissue pathology, oral pathology, and surgical pathology. Fellows are expected to be active in clinical conferences, teaching conferences, and teaching and mentoring of dermatology and pathology resident trainees. Research is strongly encouraged through a variety of ongoing projects in both pathology and dermatology.

Program Goals and Objectives

Typical Schedule


Applicants are expected to have completed the training required for certification in Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology or Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology.

Program Aims

  • Train pathology and dermatology trained fellows in the independent practice of the subspecialty of dermatopathology.
  • Recruit diverse and intellectually motivated trainees to dermatopathology fellowship.
  • Mentor fellows on personal and career development to guide them into optimal careers for their personal goals.
  • Train and mentor fellows in the skills needed for academic dermatopathology careers, including development of a research project, scientific writing, grants and publication.

Stipend & Benefits

Appointment is for one year. Stipend and benefits are based on the schedule for residents at an equivalent level. Fellows are encouraged to apply for extramural funding if additional research training is desired. 

For More Information

Dr. Michi Shinohara
Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
University of Washington
Box 356100
Seattle, WA 98195-6100

Applications will be accepted after July 1, 2024

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships

We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

The dermatopathology fellowship follows the ASDP Timeline

If you have questions or problems, please contact our Academic Programs Coordinator.

Affiliated Faculty

Josiah Hanson, MD
Dermatology, Dermatopathology