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 2016-2017 Dermatopathology Fellowship Program directly. You may contact Regina Farmer, Dermatopathology Fellowship Coordinator, by email at for all inquiries. The deadline for submitting application requirements is Dec. 1, 2014. The Dermatopathology Fellowship application review began Oct. 25, 2014 on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to complete their applications as soon as possible.

Current Dermatopathology Fellows

Katherine Fening, M.D.   

Dermatopathology Fellow

Undergraduate: Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO      
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital. Columbus, OH
Transitional Year Student
Residency Department of Dermatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Organizations: American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, Alpha Omega Alpha, American Medical Association
Caitlin Halverson, M.D.

Dermatopathology Fellow

Undergraduate: The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Residency: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Organizations: American Society of Dermatopathology, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, American Society for Clinical Pathology, College of American Pathologists, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, American Medical Association, American Medical Women’s Association, Alpha Omega Alpha