The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine offers a one-year accredited fellowship that provides intensive training in all aspects of dermatopathology in order to prepare trainees for an academic or community career in the field.  Fellows trained in dermatology will participate in an ACGME-approved combination of dermatopathology and pathology with an emphasis on those fields most relevant to dermatopathology.  Fellows trained in pathology will work within the dermatopathology service as well as the clinical services of UCLA's prestigious Dermatology Department.  All Fellows are provided with the highest level of dermatopathology training, including daily sign-out of many extremely challenging consult cases as well as a high volume of routine cases from community dermatologists and the inpatient services of UCLA Medical Center. 

A broad range of ancillary studies including immunohistochemistry and molecular pathology are routinely employed by the service.  Extensive opportunities for basic science, translational, and clinical research are available including collaborations with UCLA professors studying a wide range of clinical and basic science disciplines.  Educational opportunities are limitless.  Three fellowship positions are currently available.

George P. Sarantopoulos, MD

G. Peter Sarantopoulos, MD
Program Director

Contact Information

Program Director
G. Peter Sarantopoulos, MD
Phone: (310) 825-8074  |  Email 

Dermatology Chief
Chandra Smart, MD
Phone:  (310) 206-7191  |  Email 

Program Coordinator
Jayne Lu
Phone: 310-267-1900  |  Email