Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship

The fellowship program in Pediatric Dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine is a one year training program approved by the American Board of Dermatology. The fellowship training program provides intensive training in both inpatient and outpatient clinical pediatric dermatology as well as opportunities for clinical research. This fellowship is associated with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) a not-for-profit organization dedicated to comprehensive pediatric care and operates three hospitals in metro Atlanta that specialize in caring for children and teens. 

The overall goal of the Emory Pediatric Dermatology (PD) Fellowship is to ensure expertise in the field of Pediatric Dermatology academically, clinically, and in research.  In addition to extensive clinical training, the fellow has the opportunity to train in outcomes research, patient-oriented research, and implementation research.  The research mentoring will consist of research career mentoring, project mentoring, as well as coursework. PD Fellows will choose a primary project that is in line with one of the three main areas of patient-oriented research involving pediatric dermatology at Emory.  Each of these areas of research are multi-year large efforts, but provides either datasets that are rich with information from which the PD fellow can conduct observational clinical studies or opportunities for implementation research.  Lastly, PD fellows will also have the opportunity to complete one to two courses from the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s (ACTSI) Certificate Program in Translational Research Courses.   These courses teach fundamental skills to patient oriented research.  

Background

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) is the largest pediatric healthcare system in the Southeast and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the country by US News & World Report, Child Magazine, and Parents Magazine.  

Pediatric Dermatology fellows evaluate inpatient consultations at CHOA at Egleston Hospital, one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States. Egleston is a 260 bed hospital with over 50,000 ED visits and 10,000 admissions per year. Founded in 1928 as the Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children, it has served as Emory University’s pediatric teaching affiliate since 1956.  Egleston Hospital is located on the Emory University campus.  

Outpatient pediatric dermatology patients are evaluated in The Emory Clinic Dermatology Department which is located on the 3rd floor of 1525 Clifton Road.

Training Program

During training, fellows receive extensive clinical training in the care of a variety of common and uncommon pediatric dermatology disorders under the supervision of a pediatric dermatology attending. Fellows are exposed to clinical and surgical care of pediatric dermatology patients in outpatient clinics, operating rooms (local and general anesthesia), the emergency department and consultative services (including ward, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care units).  The fellow also has a continuity clinic once a week under the supervision of a pediatric dermatologist.

In addition to extensive clinical training, the fellow has the opportunity to train in outcomes research, patient-oriented research, and implementation research.  The research mentoring will consist of research career mentoring, project mentoring, as well as coursework. PD Fellows will choose a primary project that is in line with one of the three main areas of patient-oriented research involving pediatric dermatology at Emory.  Each of these areas of research are multi-year large efforts, but provides either datasets that are rich with information from which the PD fellow can conduct observational clinical studies or opportunities for implementation research.  Lastly, PD fellows will also have the opportunity to complete one to two courses from the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute’s (ACTSI) Certificate Program in Translational Research Courses.   These courses teach fundamental skills to patient oriented research.  

Fellows have the opportunity to work with, supervise, and teach Emory University Dermatology and Pediatric residents and medical students. 

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Match

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) established a formal match program to coordinate the processing and coordinating fellowship appointments for applicants of pediatric dermatology training programs through the San Francisco Matching Program

The match program is for US and Canadian residents only and takes place in August to process applicants who wish to begin their Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship training in July of the following year. For registration and eligibility requirements, please visit  www.sfmatch.org

Application Process

Fellowship applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and must have a Georgia medical license by the time they are scheduled to begin fellowship. 

Please send the following:

  • A personal statement of interest  in the program
  • Three letters of reference
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Match Number

Please send your complete application to:

Leslie P. Lawley, MD
Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director
Emory University Department of Dermatology
1525 Clifton Road
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA  30322
Phone: 404-727-5872
Fax: 404-778-3337
Email: lpotter@emory.edu  

Pediatric Dermatology Faculty and Staff

Leslie Lawley, MD                             Mary Spraker, MD
Fellowship Program Director                                                                                                        

L. Lawley             Spraker 

Zakiya P. Rice, MD                            Shaquita N. Estes, CPNP

 Zakiya P. Rice, MD          Estes