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.


Carlos Nousari, MD


Jaelan Sanon



Welcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the Broward Health Dermatology Residency Program in the sunny state of Florida. You’ll gain distinctive experience at each of our dermatology training sites within the Fort Lauderdale/Miami metropolitan area.

This three-year, fully-accredited ACGME post-graduate training program is designed to prepare physicians for the specialty practice of dermatology. Successful graduates are eligible for certification by the American Board of Dermatology.

We welcome you to explore our site, learn more about our residency program, and see how our program can offer you outstanding training in a wonderful community so you can become an outstanding dermatologist.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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 700-bed, county-based hospital, local private dermatology practices, and major hospital networks including the Cleveland Clinic Florida and West Palm Beach Veteran’s Affairs (VA) Medical Center.
  • Manage challenging immunobullous, connective tissue, and vascular diseases under the tutelage of acclaimed dermatologist and dermatopathologist, Dr. Carlos Nousari, during monthly specialty clinics.
  • Weekly resident continuity clinics held at BHMC which provide dermatologic care to the local community and indigent patient population.
  • A comprehensive academic atmosphere which includes weekly didactics, bimonthly Dermatology Grand Rounds, monthly journal club, and lectures in dermatological surgery and dermatopathology..


Training Blocks and Sites

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

Rotation Descriptions

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. Akhtar
Nousari Dermatology - Dr. Nousari and Dr. Tausk
VAMC West Palm Beach - Dr. Lemoine, Dr. Lake

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.

Pediatric Dermatology - Dr. Andleeb Usmani

This rotation will allow the 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.

BHMC Inpatient Consultation 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.  

Complex Medical Dermatology: Immunobullous / Psychodermatology / Psoriasis - Dr. Carlos Nousari, Dr. Francisco Tausk

Dr. Nousari and Dr. Tausk lead the comprehensive complex medical dermatology clinic several times a month where residents are integral in the assessment and management of many complex dermatoses including but not limited to: immunobullous, connective tissue, vasculopathic, and neurocutaneous disorders.

Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery Rotation – Dr. Thomas Breza Jr., Dr. Michael Lake, Dr. Paul Benedetto

Rotation goals include providing a hands-on approach to dermatologic surgery and cutaneous oncology, including Mohs micrographic surgery, understanding the management of cutaneous malignancies, and educating patients on the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of dermatologic surgery. During this rotation, residents will provide surgical care that is compassionate and effective for the promotion of general health. Residents rotate through with plastic surgeon Dr. Lake at the West Palm Beach VA, Dr. Breza Jr. at Dermatology by the sea (MOHS), and Dr. Benedetto at Cleveland Clinic Florida (MOHS).

Dermatopathology Rotation - Dr. Carlos Nousari

The rotation, which is incorporated into the academic curriculum, 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. Residents will read pathology slides with multiple dermatopathologists who each have a unique area of interest allowing the resident to acquire an impressive breadth of knowledge within the field.

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.

Wound Care Rotation - Dr. Bravo

Residents rotate at the outpatient wound care center with Dr. Bravo. This rotation will provide the opportunity to develop wound care regimens for patients with chronic wounds including diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, arterial ulcers and more. Residents are exposed to hyperbaric oxygen therapy and learn the proper indications for its use.


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Meet our Residents

Meet our residents from across the country and abroad, representing the diverse culture of South Florida. Broward Health takes pride in its training programs with broad perspectives that enrich the residents' learning experience.