Dermatology Residency Program


The Dermatology Residency Program of Broward Health Medical Center is a three-year training program offering residents a unique opportunity to learn using educational and practical experiences.

Dermatology Residency Program

The Dermatology Residency Program of Broward Health Medical Center is a three-year training program offering residents a unique opportunity to learn using educational and practical experiences.

Coordinator:

Jessica Hegedus

Phone:

954-355-5756

About the Program

The Dermatology Residency Program of Broward Health Medical Center is a three-year training program offering residents a unique opportunity to learn using educational and practical experiences. Our residents are equipped with the skills that will enable them to become excellent clinical and academic dermatologists who provide superior, specialized skin care.

The Broward Health Medical Center dermatology residency program, located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, unites diverse clinical pathology with a rigorous academic curriculum to offer an enriching education with nearly unparalleled excellence.

Program Highlights

  • A robust inpatient Dermatology consultation service with exposure to a wealth of pathology and complicated dermatologic cases.
  • A well-rounded clinical experience with rotations in a county hospital system and private Dermatology practices, as well as outside rotations with Cleveland Clinic and the West Palm Beach VA hospital network.
  • Monthly Immunodermatology clinic supervised by acclaimed dermatologist, Dr. Carlos Nousari, where residents encounter and manage challenging Immunobullous, Connective tissue, and Vasculitic diseases.
  • Weekly resident continuity clinics, based within BHMC, providing Dermatologic evaluation and management to the local community and indigent patients.
  • A comprehensive academic atmosphere including weekly didactics, biweekly Dermatology Grand Rounds, as well as monthly Dermatology surgery lectures, journal clubs, and Dermatopathology lectures.

Curriculum

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Following are detailed descriptions of the rotations for each post-graduate year of training in the dermatology residency program.

Rotation Descriptions

PGY-2 ROTATIONS

General Dermatology Rotation 

The General Dermatology rotations form the core of the teaching program in Dermatology. The General Dermatology rotations take place in multiple settings including: 
Cleveland Clinic of Florida - Dr. Aktar
Broward Health Dr Nelson - Dr. Charlie
Nova Southeastern - Dr. Elias 
VAMC West Palm Beach - Dr. Lemoine 
Private Practice - Dr. Cohen

Residents are trained to evaluate and treat all diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. Residents learn and practice general dermatology and surgical procedures amongst a diverse patient population with emphasis on continuity of care. General dermatology topics include but are not limited to diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, acute and chronic dermatitis, acne, alopecia, bacterial/viral/fungal infections, connective tissue diseases, autoimmune diseases, and genodermatoses.

BHMC Consult Rotation - Dr. Carlos Nousari

Residents perform hospital consultations at Broward Health Medical Center in a team approach, managing cases such as drug eruptions, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis, vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, Sweet’s syndrome, venous dermatitis, cellulitis, acute and chronic infections including opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts, acute exacerbations of connective tissue disease, skin manifestations of internal disease, as well as many other skin conditions. Residents also learn appropriate referrals to or collaborative treatment with other specialists in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. 

Dermatologic and Micrographic MOHS Surgery Rotation - Dr John Strasswimmer

To provide an organized educational experience in dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology, including Mohs micrographic surgery, and to learn general approaches to the clinical problems encountered in cutaneous oncology. Residents will learn the role of surgical procedures in dermatology as they pertain to the overall care of the patient. They will have the opportunity to educate patients of the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of dermatologic surgery, educate patients regarding post-operative course, and ensure appropriate follow-up. During this rotation, the residents will provide surgical care that is compassionate and effective for the promotion of general health.

Dermatopathology Rotation - Dr. Carlos Nousari

This rotation will provide an organized and educational exposure to dermatopathology and histologic evaluation of the skin, including hematoxylin and eosin staining, immunohistochemical staining, and direct immunofluorescence. Dr. Nousari serves as the Medical Director of the Institute for Immunofluorescence at Dermpath Diagnostics. The rotation curriculum at Dermpath Diagnostics provides residents with instruction from most if not all of the ten dermatopathologists, allowing for a diverse and unique experience. Each physician has an area of interest (i.e. melanocytic lesions, lymphomas, bullous dermatoses, etc.), and residents can tailor their experience according to their interest. 

Dermoscopy and Cutaneous Oncology Rotation - Dr. Rabinovitz

To demonstrate competency in managing common problems faced in the field of general dermatology and specifically learn to manage the unique complications that high risk skin malignancy patients present with. Residents will also learn the proper approach to managing patients presenting with multiple pigmented lesions. In addition, the resident will become competent in dermoscopy, allowing for improved diagnostic capability in the management of primary cutaneous malignancies. This rotation expands the knowledge and skill required to understand the application and conceptual links between dermoscopy and histopathology.

PGY-3 ROTATIONS

General Dermatology Rotation

The General Dermatology rotations form the core of the teaching program in Dermatology. The General Dermatology rotations take place in multiple settings including: 
Cleveland Clinic of Florida - Dr. Aktar
Broward Health Dr Nelson - Dr. Charlie
Nova Southeastern - Dr. Elias 
VAMC West Palm Beach - Dr. Lemoine
Private Practice - Dr. Cohen

Residents are trained to evaluate and treat all diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. Residents learn and practice general dermatology and surgical procedures amongst a diverse patient population with emphasis on continuity of care. General dermatology topics include but are not limited to diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, acute and chronic dermatitis, acne, alopecia, bacterial/viral/fungal infections, connective tissue diseases, autoimmune diseases, and genodermatoses.

BHMC Consult Rotation - Dr. Carlos Nousari

Residents perform hospital consultations at Broward Health Medical Center in a team approach, managing cases such as drug eruptions, erythema multiforme, Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis, vasculitis, pyoderma gangrenosum, Sweet’s syndrome, venous dermatitis, cellulitis, acute and chronic infections including opportunistic infections in immunocompromised hosts, acute exacerbations of connective tissue disease, skin manifestations of internal disease, as well as many other skin conditions. Residents also learn appropriate referrals to or collaborative treatment with other specialists in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Dermatologic and Micrographic MOHS Surgery Rotation - Dr. John Strasswimmer

To provide an organized educational experience in dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology, including Mohs micrographic surgery, and to learn general approaches to the clinical problems encountered in cutaneous oncology. Residents will learn the role of surgical procedures in dermatology as they pertain to the overall care of the patient. They will have the opportunity to educate patients of the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of dermatologic surgery, educate patients regarding post-operative course, and ensure appropriate follow-up. During this rotation, the residents will provide surgical care that is compassionate and effective for the promotion of general health.

Dermatopathology Rotation - Dr. Carlos Nousari

This rotation will provide an organized and educational exposure to dermatopathology and histologic evaluation of the skin, including hematoxylin and eosin staining, immunohistochemical staining, and direct immunofluorescence. Dr. Nousari serves as the Medical Director of the Institute for Immunofluorescence at Dermpath Diagnostics. The rotation curriculum at Dermpath Diagnostics provides residents with instruction from most if not all of the ten dermatopathologists, allowing for a diverse and unique experience. Each physician has an area of interest (i.e. melanocytic lesions, lymphomas, bullous dermatoses, etc.), and residents can tailor their experience according to their interest. 

Dermoscopy and Cutaneous Oncology Rotation - Dr Rabinovitz

To demonstrate competency in managing common problems faced in the field of general dermatology and specifically learn to manage the unique complications that high risk skin malignancy patients present with. Residents will also learn the proper approach to managing patients presenting with multiple pigmented lesions. In addition, the resident will become competent in dermoscopy, allowing for improved diagnostic capability in the management of primary cutaneous malignancies. This rotation expands the knowledge and skill required to understand the application and conceptual links between dermoscopy and histopathology.

Pediatric Dermatology - Dr. Usmani

This rotation will allow the PGY-3 Dermatology Resident to understand the full range of skin disease in children, including the impact of race, ethnicity, social support and structure on pediatric dermatoses. Residents will demonstrate the ability to independently diagnose and treat common dermatologic conditions in children and adolescents.

Allergy/ Immunology Rotation - Dr. Linda Cox

Dr. Cox is an adult and pediatric allergist/immunologist  who serves as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at University of Miami and NSU, in addition to her appointment as clinic faculty of the dermatology residency. Residents receive a unique exposure to the evaluation and treatment of contact dermatitis, eczema, atopic dermatitis and urticaria. Additional insight will be gained on the interrelationships of allergens and atopic dermatitis. Patch testing and skin prick testing are diagnostic modalities that residents will also have exposure to during this rotation.

PGY-4 ROTATIONS

General Dermatology Rotation

The General Dermatology rotations form the core of the teaching program in Dermatology. The General Dermatology rotations take place in multiple settings including: 
Cleveland Clinic of Florida - Dr. Aktar
Broward Health Dr Nelson - Dr. Charlie
Nova Southeastern - Dr. Elias 
VAMC West Palm Beach - Dr. Lemoine
Private Practice - Dr. Cohen

Residents are trained to evaluate and treat all diseases and conditions of the skin, hair, and nails. Residents learn and practice general dermatology and surgical procedures amongst a diverse patient population with emphasis on continuity of care. General dermatology topics include but are not limited to diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, acute and chronic dermatitis, acne, alopecia, bacterial/viral/fungal infections, connective tissue diseases, autoimmune diseases, and genodermatoses.

Cosmetic Dermatology Rotation - Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera

Dr. Aguilera is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic dermatology. His practice centers around beauty restoration and age-reversing techniques, including but not limited to fillers and neurotoxins, as well as a myriad of cosmetic lasers.

Dermatologic and Micrographic MOHS Surgery Rotation - Dr. John Strasswimmer

To provide an organized educational experience in dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology, including Mohs micrographic surgery, and to learn general approaches to the clinical problems encountered in cutaneous oncology. Residents will learn the role of surgical procedures in dermatology as they pertain to the overall care of the patient. They will have the opportunity to educate patients of the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of dermatologic surgery, educate patients regarding post-operative course, and ensure appropriate follow-up. During this rotation, the residents will provide surgical care that is compassionate and effective for the promotion of general health.

Dermatopathology Rotation - Dr. Carlos Nousari

This rotation will provide an organized and educational exposure to dermatopathology and histologic evaluation of the skin, including hematoxylin and eosin staining, immunohistochemical staining, and direct immunofluorescence. Dr. Nousari serves as the Medical Director of the Institute for Immunofluorescence at Dermpath Diagnostics. The rotation curriculum at Dermpath Diagnostics provides residents with instruction from most if not all of the ten dermatopathologists, allowing for a diverse and unique experience. Each physician has an area of interest (i.e. melanocytic lesions, lymphomas, bullous dermatoses, etc.), and residents can tailor their experience according to their interest. 

Wound Care Rotation - Dr. Bravo

Residents rotate at the Outpatient wound care center with Dr. Bravo. This rotation will give them experience with management and treatment of chronic wounds and poor wound healing. Residents will get exposure to hyperbaric oxygen therapy.

Dermoscopy and Cutaneous Oncology Rotation - Dr. Rabinovitz

To demonstrate competency in managing common problems faced in the field of general dermatology and specifically learn to manage the unique complications that high risk skin malignancy patients present with. Residents will also learn the proper approach to managing patients presenting with multiple pigmented lesions. In addition, the resident will become competent in dermoscopy, allowing for improved diagnostic capability in the management of primary cutaneous malignancies. This rotation expands the knowledge and skill required to understand the application and conceptual links between dermoscopy and histopathology.

 

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