Dermatopathology Fellowship

Program: This one-year ACGME dermatopathology fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. It is designed to provide intensive training in dermatopathology for board-certified/eligible graduates of Dermatology and Pathology programs. Experience in the techniques of immunohistochemistry as it pertains to dermatopathology will be provided, as well as appropriate training in pathology for those with a dermatology background and in dermatology for pathology graduates. The fellow will be expected to identify areas of interest in the specialty and pursue them through a clinical/basic research project. The fellowship program director is Dr. Kristopher McKay, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatolgy.

Requirements: Candidates must be board-certified or eligible for certification in Anatomic Pathology, AP/CP or Dermatology.

Stipends: Salary levels are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training.

Since ERAS is no longer available for Dermatopathology, we are now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 Dermatopathology Fellowship Program directly. You may contact Regina Farmer, our Dermatopathology Fellowship Coordinator, by email at for all inquiries. The deadline for submitting application requirements is December 1, 2013.

Current Dermatopathology Fellows

Kathleen Beckum, M.D.

Dermatopathology Fellow

Undergraduate: University of Missouri - Columbia          
Medical School: University of Missouri – School of Medicine
Internship: St. John’s Mercy Medical Center
St. Louis Missouri
Transitional Year Student
Clinical Interests: Medical Dermatology

Mortar Board Honor Society, American Academy of Dermatology,
Alpha Omega Alpha, Women’s Dermatologic Society, Phi Beta Kappa,
Alabama Dermatology Society

George Pavlidakey, M.D.

Dermatopathology Fellow

Undergraduate: Youngstown State University
Medical School: Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Internship: University Hospital Case Medical Center
Clinical Interests: Merckle Cells, CTCL, and Dysplastic Nevi
Organizations: American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons,
American Society of Clinical Pathology, European Society of  Pathology,
College of American Pathologists, American Society for Investigative Pathology, International Society of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology,
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology,
American Association of Blood Banks, International Society of Urological Pathology