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Dermatopathology Fellowship

Geisinger’s Dermatopathology Fellowship program immerses you in a high-volume service housed in a state-of-the-art center with a perfect record for board certification. 

About us

Tammie Ferringer, MD, program director

Take your professional interest in dermatology or pathology to the cellular level with our Dermatopathology Fellowship program — which has a 100% success rate for board certification on the first attempt, dating back to 2006.

Geisinger's one-year ACGME-accredited Dermatopathology Fellowship accepts two fellows each year and is led by eight dedicated dermatopathologists, who will guide your training. 

As our dermatopathology fellow, you’ll see a diverse case mix of inflammatory dermatoses and tumors supported by immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry and molecular testing. 

We also offer you:

  • A large case volume — more than 50,000 dermatopathology specimens per year — which will help you develop excellent diagnostic skills
  • One of the largest immunohistochemical stain panels available anywhere
  • An archive of slides dating to the 1980s
  • A long-established electronic medical record that enhances collaboration and communication with the entire clinical system
  • A spacious, state-of-the-art lab
  • Teaching experience, because we encourage lifelong scholarship and leadership 

Our program is vital, growing and perhaps most important, guided by faculty mentors who are passionate about their work and excited to foster the next generation of skilled, forward-thinking dermatopathologists. 

If you’re always asking questions, eager to learn and grow, and want to join a like-minded dermatopathology team, we hope you’ll apply.

About Geisinger

Geisinger serves more than 1 million people in central and northeast Pennsylvania. We’ve been nationally recognized for innovative practices in quality, delivery models such as ProvenCare® and the use of an award-winning electronic medical record, Epic®. Our physician-led system has about 24,000 employees, including nearly 1,700 physicians, 10 hospital campuses, two research centers and a health plan with more than half a million members, all of which boost our hometown economies by $7.1 billion annually.

Our main hospital campus, Geisinger Medical Center, is in Danville, a charming, historic riverside town with lots of opportunities for outdoor recreation, including kayaking, cross country skiing and cycling. We’re also close to major urban centers. It’s easy to reach New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. We offer the best of both worlds — affordable, relaxing small-town life and access to big cities' excitement and cultural experience.


Danville, Pa., is a unique and wonderful place to train. Opportunities for outdoor recreation are endless, the cost of living is low and traffic is almost nonexistent. And we’re close enough to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C., to make weekend getaways easy. For more information, visit Uncovering PA: Northeastern Pennsylvania.
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