Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

The Department of Dermatology at the University of Minnesota offers a one-year ACGME-accredited Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship. Our fellow is offered the highest level of training in skin cancer surgery, post-skin cancer reconstruction and aesthetic dermatology.  The fellowship offers a robust didactic curriculum with weekly textbook reviews, multi-disciplinary conferences and monthly journal clubs.

Our Mohs unit serves as a tertiary referral center for the state of Minnesota. We perform a full range of reconstructions including all manner of local and interpolation flaps. The Mohs surgery unit has two full-time fellowship-trained faculty members (Drs. Ian Maher and Adam Mattox). Additionally, the fellowship offers rotation with full-time cosmetic dermatologists in the academic and community settings.

We will accept applications for the 2024-2025 fellowship year through the San Francisco match.

Common case log questions - how many can I expect upon graduation?  The counts below are for Primary Surgeon cases for those classes of procedures. 

  • Mohs cases: 580-600 (500 minimum)
    • 2022 Fellow: 654 total 
    • 2021 Fellow: 580 total 
    • 2020 Fellow: 581 total 
    • 2019 Fellow: 598 total 
  • Reconstruction Procedures: 590-625 (500 minimum)
    • 2022 Fellow: 761 total 
    • 2021 Fellow: 559 total 
    • 2020 Fellow: 598 total 
    • 2019 Fellow: 617 total 
  • Dermatology Procedures: 590-600 (500 minimum)
    • 2022 Fellow: 790 total 
    • 2021 Fellow: 575 total 
    • 2020 Fellow: 593 total 
    • 2019 Fellow: 600 total 

General Information and Resources

Fellowship Program Director: Ian Maher, M.D.

Fellowship Coordinator: Brayden Duckson, ducks002@umn.edu