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Micrographic Surgery


UC San Diego Department of Dermatology

Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship
(Formerly Procedural Dermatology/Mohs Surgery)

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship consists of a one-year training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS). Under the direction of S. Brian Jiang, MD, FACMS, Fellowship Program Director, the fellow will obtain ACGME and ACMS certification. The curriculum emphasizes comprehensive clinical training in cutaneous surgery and oncology.

The fellow will participate in all of dermatologic surgery unit activities located at our state-of-the-art facility at University Pacific Center in La Jolla (S. Brian Jiang, MD and Arisa Ortiz, MD).  These procedures include Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, destructions, biopsies, cryotherapy, excisions, nail surgery, dermabrasion, scar revisions, sclerotherapy, neurotoxins, dermal fillers, thread lifts, deoxycholic acid, chemical peels, cosmetic lasers, lights, and devices including  Candela V-beam and Alex Trivantage, Cutera Excel-V, In mode Platform (Fractora RF, Forma, Diolaze 810nm, Lummeca, BodyFX RF, MiniFX), Excel-V (532nm/1064nm), Exilis Elite RF, Fraxel Dual (1550nm/1927nm) & Clear and Brilliant, Intragen, Intracel, Sciton Joule Platform (Erbium 2940nm, ProFractional, BBL, Halo Laser & Profractional Laser Ultherapy), and Coolsculpting with Zwave.  The fellow will also have close interaction with our dermatopathologist, Dr. Brian Hinds.

UC San Diego Dermatology has an active conference schedule which includes journal clubs (surgical and cosmetic), grand rounds, dermatopathology conferences, clinical conferences and basic science conferences. The fellow will have an opportunity to participate in relevant activities depending on clinical schedule.

Please visit our other site pages for more information on applications and elective rotations. Please email our fellowship coordinator, Carisse Gaude at with questions. Phone: 858.657.1675

 List of former fellows

​Academic Year ​Name ​Medical Education
​Residency ​Additional Experience
​Current Position
​2009-2010​J. Akiko Gladsjo
​University of California,
 San Diego
​University of California,
 San Diego 
​PhD​Private Practice
& VA Oceanside
​2010-2011​Jack H. Tran
​Harvard University
​New York University
​PhD​Private Practice in Irvine, CA
​2011-2012​Gagik Oganesyan
​University of California,
 Los Angeles
​University of California,
 San Diego 
​2012-2013​M. Shane Hamman
​University of Washington
​University of California,
 San Diego 
​Emergency Medicine Residency
​Private Practice 
& VA La Jolla
​2013-2014​Arisa Ortiz
​Albany Medical College
University of California,
​Laser Fellowship at Mass General
​Director, Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology, UC San Diego 
​2014-2015​Ashley Rubin
​Vanderbilt University
​University of California,
 Los Angeles
Private Practice & VA Oceanside
​2015-2016​Robert Eilers
​Northwestern University
​University of  Michigan

​Private Practice in Naples, FL
​2016-2017​Jennifer Hau
​University of Texas Health Science Center
​University of California,
 Los Angeles

​Private Practice in Houston, TX

​Emily de Golian

​Medical College of Georgia

​Loma Linda University

​Private Practice in Atlanta, GA


​Swati Kannan

​Medical College of Georgia

​Henry Ford Hospital 

​Clinical Instructor of Dermatology, UCLA


​Nayoung Lee
​Columbia University
​University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

​Assistant Professor of Dermatology, New York University
​Jonathan Smith
​Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
​Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
​Staff Dermatologist, Irwin Army Community Hospital
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
​Maggie Chow
​University of California,
 San Francisco
​University of Southern California
Private Practice in Los Angeles, CA
​Grace Sohn
​Harvard University
​Stanford University
Private Practice in San Francisco, CA
​Ashley Elsensohn
​University of Utah 
​University of California,
Harvard University,
Geisinger Medical Center
​Current fellow
​Gaurav Singh
​University of Miami
​New York University
University of Miami
Current fellow
​Kelsey Hirotsu
​Stanford University
​Stanford University
​Incoming fellow
​Tiffany Loh
​UC San Diego
​University of Arizona
​Incoming fellow