The pediatric dermatology fellowship at Washington University and St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a one-year program, approved by the American Board of Dermatology. One fellow is accepted each year. A second year of training may be requested.



Our mission is to train and mentor fellows to become outstanding pediatric dermatologists. We strive to provide fellows with the foundation to be leaders in this exciting field. We seek enthusiastic trainees who will become active members of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology, as well as continue to pursue research, teaching, academics, and/or other scholarly activities.


Fellows should be board-eligible or board-certified in dermatology prior to starting the fellowship.


Fellows will be provided broad training in all aspects of pediatric dermatology, such as outpatient care, inpatient consults, procedural/laser dermatology, and research. St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a nationally recognized, high-volume, tertiary care center with abundant opportunities for pediatric dermatology experiences. Pediatric dermatology patients are seen at two of the Division’s locations. The fellow will have an active role in interdisciplinary specialty clinics, such as the Vascular Anomalies Clinic and Pediatric Melanoma and Nevus Clinic.

The fellow will be expected to participate in and occasionally lead didactic sessions, attend and present at meetings, review pathology slides, and contribute to the Division’s research and scholarly activities. The fellowship will be tailored to the trainee’s interests (e.g. procedural pediatric dermatology or basic science research) in an effort to foster areas of clinical or research expertise.


Megan Ritterbusch, Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program Administrator,