Dermatology Fellowship Program

C.S. Livingood Research Fellowship & Photomedicine/Laser Research Fellowship
Investigator Initiated Studies Unit, Department of Dermatology

Fellowship Program Director: Holly Kerr, MD, FAAD

Faculty Supervisor & Mentor: Iltefat Hamzavi, MD, FAAD

Innovative care and medical research are part of the mission of Henry Ford Hospital. The Department of Dermatology recognizes the importance of patient centered research in advancing the field of Dermatology and is committed to investigating cutting edge basic science, clinical, translational, and epidemiologic research in skin diseases and cancers.

The Investigator Initiated Studies Unit focuses on photomedicine, follicular and pigmentation disorders, lasers, skin cancer and photo protection. The unit’s efforts involve Department Chair, Dr. David Ozog, Chair Emeritus Dr. Henry W. Lim, with the oversight of Fellowship Program Director, Dr. Holly Kerr. Dr. Iltefat Hamzavi leads the unit as an expert in vitiligo, hidradenitis suppurativa, photomedicine and lasers. Indermeet Kohli, PhD, is our staff physicist, and one of few physicists on staff in a dermatology department, providing expert mentorship on the application of physics and imaging in dermatology.

  • 2020 – 2021 academic year, application status: OPEN

Any available fellowship position announcements will be made in March of each calendar year.

Eligible applicants:

  • US Medical School Graduate
  • Completion of an Intern or Transition Year by the start of fellowship

If interested, please e-mail your CV & personal statement to Angie Parks-Miller, Research Manager

Current research fellows

Alexis Lyons, M.D.
Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
IM Year :Eastern Virginia Medical School
Shanthi Narla, M.D.
Medical School: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine
IM Year: University of Illinois at Chicago
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