Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship

The Pediatric Dermatology fellowship at the University of Colorado is ACGME accredited and approved by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD). The goal of this pediatric dermatology fellowship is to provide future leaders in pediatric dermatology experiences in high-quality patient care, teaching, and generating scholarship in order to develop the knowledge and skills to become an expert in the field. Graduates of our program will excel at providing tertiary-level outpatient care and inpatient consultative services for children with skin disorders. They will also be effective educators of students, residents, and other health providers, and will have the foundation to launch a career in clinical or translational research.

This is a one-year postgraduate fellowship designed for the individual who has completed three years of dermatology residency training to develop additional clinical and academic skills in pediatric dermatology.

The trainee will spend up to eight half-days per week in pediatric dermatology clinics and sub-specialty clinics, such as vascular anomalies, epidermolysis bullosa, and PCOS at Children’s Hospital Colorado. Procedures such as pulsed dye laser ablation, excisional surgery, and treatment of hyperhidrosis are part of our clinical practice.

Fellows see inpatient consults with the pediatric dermatology attending and attend didactic sessions, including Grand Rounds, dermatopathology review, journal club, and special lectures during the fellowship.

Fellows are encouraged to develop an area of expertise within pediatric dermatology and follow through with an academic endeavor in that area during training.

The program is directed by Dr. Carla Torres-Zegarra, a world-recognized authority in pediatric dermatology.

How to Apply

  • The University of Colorado Pediatric Fellowship Program participates in the San Francisco Match (SF Match).
  • Our SF Match number is 2920.
  • Our quota is currently two matches per year.
  • Applicants are required to submit a CV, personal statement describing their professional goals and motivation for fellowship training, and three letters of recommendation in order to be considered for an interview.
  • Trainees in our program must be a US citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow the Fellow to legally train at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado.
  • International medical graduates must have a valid ECFMG Certificate - including successful completion of USMLE steps 1, 2, and 3.
  • Application deadline is September 18, 2023.
  • Interviews will take place virtually on October 7, 2023.

Applications and inquiries about the pediatric dermatology fellowship should be directed to our program coordinator, Julie Clarke, at 720-848-0597 or ​​​​​

Current Fellows

Anna Tappel, MD

Anna Tappel

Undergraduate School: University of Alaska Anchorage

Medical School: University of Virginia

Internship: Virginia Mason Medical Center

Residency: University of Washington

Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska

Dermatology Interests: Pediatric dermatology, procedural dermatology, psychocutaneous dermatology, and gender-affirming care

Other Interests/Hobbies: Reading, scuba diving, traveling internationally and sampling local cuisine, playing video games, and resuscitating house plants.

Remie Chrabieh, MD

Remie Chrabieh

Undergraduate School: Lebanese American University

Medical School: Lebanese American University

Internship: Lebanese American University

Hometown: Lebanon

Dermatology Interests: General Pediatric Dermatology, Procedural Dermatology, Hair and Nail.

Other Interests/Hobbies: Volunteering and community involvement, traveling, outdoor activities, camping and spending time with family and friends.

Program Director

Carla Torres-Zegarra, MD


Director of Pediatric Dermatology Rotation for Pediatric Residents

Carla Torres-Zegarra, MD


Director of Pediatric Dermatology Rotation for Dermatology Residents

Grant Plost, MD



Julie Clarke
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator

Department of Dermatology

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