MOHS Fellowship

A one-year fellowship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

The Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (MSDO) Fellowship at the University of Colorado is a one-year fellowship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) which begins on July 1st of each academic year. The fellowship is based within the Department of Dermatology on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

The University of Colorado has offered a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for over 30 years, and graduates of the program are in academic, military, and private practice settings all over the United States and internationally.

​All applicants must submit materials through the San Francisco Match (SF Match)Our SF Match program number is 3510. The institution does not interview or accept residents who have not completed ACGME-accredited dermatology residencies. Our Program will be participating in the 2025 SF Match cycle. Qualified applicants will be invited to a Zoom interview with the fellowship director and the chair of the Dermatology department. 

Additional information can be obtained from our fellowship coordinator, Julie Clarke, at 720-848-0597 or ​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Program Director
Fiona Zwald, MD 


Julie Clarke
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator

Meet the Faculty

Starting July 1, 2024, Dr. Fiona Zwald will serve as the new Program Director for the MSDO fellowship. She will also oversee the educational curriculum for the fellowship.

Affiliated faculty include: The Chair of Dermatology (Dr. Maryam Asgari), Oculoplastics (Dr. Eric Hink and Dr. Sophie Liao); Cutaneous Oncology (Dr. Theresa Medina); Radiation Oncology (Dr. Ryan Lanning); ENT Facial Plastics (Dr. Adam Terella); and Dermatopathology (Dr. Joshua Wisell and Dr. Whitney High).

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Fiona Zwald, MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology

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Joshua Wisell, MD

Associate Professor of Pathology

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Adam Terella, MD

Associate Professor of Otolaryngology

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Theresa Medina, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine-Medical Oncology

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Sophie Liao, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

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Ryan Lanning, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology

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Erik Hink, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology 

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Whitney High, MD

Professor of Dermatology


Maryam Asgari, MD, MPH

Professor and Chair of Dermatology


The fellowship focuses on the management of complex cutaneous oncology patients at a tertiary medical center. Fellows participate in Mohs micrographic surgery five days a week, with an average case volume of approximately 1,500 Mohs cases per year. Training emphasizes Mohs surgery, surgical reconstruction, and multi-disciplinary patient care. Fellows are exposed to the full range of surgical and medical management of cutaneous neoplasms. Fellows will also have the opportunity to participate in Dr. Zwald's Transplant Dermatology Clinic that occurs weekly in the transplant center. There is no dedicated cosmetic or general dermatology portion of the fellowship. 


The faculty and fellows in MSDO participate in translational and clinical research, including tumor banking. They also participate in the University of Colorado Cutaneous Oncology Research Collaborative. MSDO fellows are required to undertake at least one independent research with encouragement to pursue additional scholarly projects during the academic year. Fellows must also submit an abstract to a national presentation before the end of their training.

Salary & University Resources

Salary, vacation, and benefits are set by the University of Colorado Graduate Medical Education Department. The MSDO fellow is considered a PGY-5 position, regardless of prior years of training.

The Graduate Medical Education website will provide additional information on the fellowship program, as well as an informative video on training at the University of Colorado.

Fellows are allowed to moonlight at other clinics, but these hours will count toward their total allowed work hours per week.

2023-2024 Fellow

Lydia Luu, MD

Undergraduate School: University of Virginia

Medical School: University of Virginia

Internship: Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (General Surgery)

Residency: University of Virginia 

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Dermatology Interests: procedural dermatology, skin cancer prevention, hidradenitis suppurativa, immunobullous diseases

Other Interests/Hobbies: Volleyball, basketball, pickleball, fitness, hiking, farmers markets, trying new restaurants, and board games 

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Department of Dermatology

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