Program Director and Contact

Bijal Amin, MD

Bijal Amin, MD

Director of Dermatopathology

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The Dermatopathology Fellowship Training Program is a one-year, ACGME-approved fellowship providing an outstanding clinical training experience with a faculty rich in experience in the clinical practice of dermatopathology, clinical dermatology, and anatomic pathology and with a high volume of clinical material obtained both from hospital-based and practice- or outpatient-based dermatology. Fellows rotate through the departments of dermatopathology and dermatology at Montefiore Einstein and through our affiliated institution, Bridge Dermatopathology Services. There is opportunity for extensive experience in all aspects of dermatopathology: clinical, academic research, immunofluorescence, immunoperoxidase and molecular pathology.

Graduates of this program are trained to be excellent clinical dermatopathologists who should secure positions in either academic institutions or private practice dermatopathology laboratories.


Applicants must be eligible for AP or AP/CP Board certification or Dermatology Board certification.


Appointment is for one year. Salary based on schedule for residents.

Program Staff

Bijal Amin, MD
Fellowship Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship

Steven Cohen, MD, MPH
Division Chief, Dermatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Mark Jacobson, MD
Director, Bridge Dermatopathology Services; Consulting Dermatopathologist, Montefiore Medical Center

James Pullman, MD
Director of Surgical Pathology, Montefiore Medical Center

Paul Chu, MD
Director, Bridge Dermatopathology Services

Jason Cohen, MD
Pathology Services Director, Dermpath Diagnostics

Michael Fisher, MD
Past Division Chief, Dermatology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Michael B. Prystowsky, MD, PhD
Professor and University Chair, Montefiore Einstein Dept. of Pathology

Frances Mendez
Fellowship Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, Dermpath Diagnostics

Application Materials

Applications to the Dermatopathology Fellowship Program are now being accepted through November 1. We strongly recommend that applications be submitted by September 1st, however the final deadline for completed applications is November 1st.

Applicants must submit the following:

  • Completed application. Due to low participation of Dermatopathology programs nationwide, it will not be possible to apply to the program through ERAS. To obtain an application contact Frances Mendez,
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Dean’s letter
  • Transcript
  • Brief statement of career objectives

Application Submission

Bijal Amin, M.D.
Director of Dermatopathology
111 East 210th St
Bronx, NY 10467

Application Request

Frances Mendez
Fellowship Coordinator/Administrative Assistant, Montefiore Medical Center
Phone: 718.920.2761
Fax: 718.515.5315


Montefiore Medical Center
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467