Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

Program Leadership

Director: David H. Ciocon, M.D.

A graduate of Harvard University, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical Scool, Brown University, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. David Ciocon has written multiple publications on surgical and non-surgical approaches to aesthetic rejuvenation. He has clinical interests in Mohs surgeries and reconstructions, facial reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, laser-assisted tumescent liposuction, autologous fat transfer, laser medicine, and minimally invasive cosmetic dermatology. He is a member of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American College of Mohs Surgery; serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy; and is a preceptor for the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.

The Fellowship Experience


Albert Einstein College of Medicine's one-year, ACGME-approved Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship offers post-graduate training in the following areas:

  • Cutaneous oncology
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Procedural dermatology
  • Cosmetic and laser medicine

Weekly Cosmetic Clinics

During weekly cosmetic clinics, fellows receive comprehensive training in the use of:

  • Fillers
  • Neurotoxins
  • Chemical peels
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Vascular lasers
  • Hair removal lasers
  • Pigmented lesion lasers
  • Light-based devices
  • Fractional resurfacing devices
  • Non-ablative lasers

Advanced Cosmetic Techniques

Fellows receive training in techniques including:

  • Tumescent liposuction
  • Autologous fat transfer
  • Endovenous ablation
  • Non-invasive body contouring involving ultrasound/radiofrequency based devices
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Rhytidectomy
  • Hair transplantation

Supplementary Curriculum

  • Didactic lectures
  • Cadaver and pig’s feet workshops
  • Textbook and journal article reviews
  • Slide review sessions with dermatopathology
  • Weekly participation in grand rounds of the Division of Dermatology
  • Mandatory multi-disciplinary rotations with otolaryngology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, and podiatry
  • Coding and billing of dermatologic surgery procedures
  • Quality assurance
  • Laboratory management of a Mohs surgery facility

Training Sites

Training takes place in state-of-the-art, CLIA-certified, outpatient ambulatory facilities, where fellows complete 1000 surgical cases, at least 500 of which are Mohs cases.

Teaching Experience

Fellows also serve as instructors in a resident dermatologic surgery clinic, presiding over a variety of standard excisional and nail surgery cases.


Fellows have one half day each week allocated for research time and are expected to submit one manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal or deliver a presentation at a national meeting by the end of the year. Funding is provided for fellows to attend the annual meetings of American College of Mohs Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.


Application Materials

  1. Application form, completed and submitted through the Central Application Service of the SF Match (
  2. Current curriculum vita
  3. Medical school transcript(s)
  4. Copy of medical school diploma
  5. Three letters of recommendation (residency surgical director [or equivalent], residency program chair, and/or surgeon with whom applicant has spent significant time)
  6. ECFMG certificate (applicable to International Graduates and only if applicable)


Applicants selected for on-site interviews are notified by email. Interviews are conducted from September through the end of November.

Contact Information

David Ciocon, M.D.