Medical Dermatology Research Fellowship

The Medical Dermatology Research Fellowship is ideal for highly motivated individuals who wish to gain research and clinical experience in medical dermatology. The fellowship provides rigorous clinical training to care for patients with cutaneous lymphoma, complex medical dermatology and psoriasis. An integral aspect of the position will be for the fellow to participate in translational research in ongoing clinical trials or laboratory studies.

The fellowship duration can be one to two years and provides training that is ideal for those interested in pursuing a future career in academic medical dermatology. There is flexibility in the research projects pursued, and these can include laboratory-based research studies or participation in clinical trials. The fellow will be an important part of the Division of Dermatology and will be encouraged to pursue scholarly projects and present his or her research at meetings. Prerequisite training is successful completion of a PGY1 year.

  • Medical degree
  • Completed a one-year internship
  • Ohio license
  • CV 
  • Scores from USMLE

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, USMLE scores (Step 1, Step 2 CS, Step 2 CK), medical school transcript and two to three names of references to Aleitha Gates at or Leah Kofmehl at Inquiries about the position can be directed to Jessica Kaffenberger at

Cutaneous Lymphoma Research Fellowship (PGY-2 or higher; non-ACGME accredited)

We are recruiting candidates interested in gaining expertise in management of patients with cutaneous lymphoma. Our multidisciplinary cutaneous lymphoma clinic at The Ohio State University’s (OSU) James Comprehensive Cancer Center equips trainees with experience caring for cutaneous lymphoma patients, coordination of their complex care, and provides in-depth exposure to clinical trials and translational research. Fellows work alongside board-certified dermatologists and hematologists in a multi-disciplinary setting where they gain a wealth of experience with skin assessment tools, skin biopsies, and clinical trials. The training experience can be tailored to the specific interests of more experienced candidates. Previous dermatology experience is highly-desired, however, is not required and we have had excellent track record in placing fellows into highly competitive dermatology residency programs. For candidates who have already completed an ACGME-accredited residency in dermatology, mentorship for placement into highly competitive Academic Dermatology Faculty positions is available.

All fellows will receive a comprehensive benefit package similar to all ACGME-accredited fellows at OSU including a discretionary/education allowance.

Candidates must have completed a PGY1 year after having obtained their medical degree to be eligible for the fellowship. Please apply to Dr Catherine Chung ( and Dr Basem William ( with your CV and 2 letters of recommendation as well as a personal statement if you are interested in interviewing for the position. We plan to review applications starting the first week of February every year, interviewing candidates via phone or videoconferencing for the initial round of interviews in mid-March.

Medical Student Research Fellowship: 

New in 2020, we will fund an investigative research fellowship for a senior level medical student. This fellowship will support salary, benefits, supplemental research and travel funds upon approval for a senior level medical student to conduct a year-long research program. The program will be a mixture of clinical trials, data science, and translational science and can be tailored to specific interests of the student. A core research and data analysis curriculum will be required. The student will be expected to publish 2 or more observational articles during the course of the year and 1-2  in-depth data driven articles. The student will also be expected to develop a hypothesis-driven experimental protocol during their time and collaborate with researchers across multiple health sciences colleges.

Interested candidates should contact Leah Kofmehl at and submit a current medical school transcript, cover letter indicating why they are interested in the position and two to three names of references.  Inquiries about the position can be sent to Dr. Benjamin Kaffenberger at

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