Thank you for your interest in the Dayton Skin Surgery Center Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program. If you are interested in applying to the Dayton Skin Surgery Center (DSSC) Fellowship Program, please visit the SF Match website to register. You will be required to complete the Central Application Service (CAS) application form. The CAS will then distribute your application to your selected programs.
The Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship originated in 2004. Directed by Heidi Donnelly, MD, our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS).
The MSDO fellowship takes place at a private academic practice featuring eight surgery suites outfitted with the latest medical equipment and exam tables. Training encompasses Mohs surgery and reconstruction, dermatologic oncology and excisional surgery, as well as cosmetic dermatology including lasers, BOTOX®, fillers, and chemical peels. Additionally, there is an on-site Mohs frozen section CLIA certified laboratory where the fellow is instructed on processing tissue and practicing the techniques of cutting frozen sections, staining, and slide preparation.
Dr. Donnelly is the owner and medical director of Dayton Skin Care. She serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Dermatology at Wright State University, where she is also the Director of Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. WSU dermatology residents rotate one to two days a week within the practice. The fellow participates in the monthly didactic lectures, a lecture series provided by Dr. Thomas Lewis, monthly cadaver labs, and quarterly journals clubs held with the WSU dermatology residents. There is an extensive fellowship fresh frozen cadaver lab course curriculum that is covered during the fellowship year. The curriculum includes but is not limited to: anatomy, facial danger zones over 150 flaps and grafts separated by anatomical site. Dr. Kasie Adkins and Dr. Ivy Norris serve as faculty members for the Dayton Skin Surgery Center Fellowship Program.
Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM without in-house call. Mohs surgery is performed five days per week. Typically, two to three days per month will be utilized for laser surgery, consultations, excisions, and surgical follow up appointments and research.
Dayton Skin Surgery Center performs approximately 1,600 Mohs surgeries annually. Collaboration with partnering surgeons, Dr. Kasie Adkins and Dr. Ivy Norris, ensures a well-rounded experience and exposure to different surgical styles. With the physicians having privileges at the area hospitals, large Mohs procedures and extensive reconstructions can be scheduled utilizing IV sedation and general anesthesia. Dr. Donnelly works closely with ENT, oculoplastic and plastic surgery specialists for some of the bigger, more challenging cases. MART-1 immunostains are used on Mohs frozen sections for melanoma-in-site to ensure complete removal. the fellow is trained on intrepretion and mapping of MART-1 specimens.
The faculty strives to enhance and expand the fellow’s exposure to cosmetic procedures and laser surgery. The laser exposure includes: Pulsed Dye Laser, CO2 Fraxel Laser, Smoothe Beam, Q Switched NdYAG and Alexandrite, Long Pulsed NdYAG and Alexandrite and IPL. Hands-on experience is available providing cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatments, dermal fillers and chemical peels to staff and patients at DSSC. The fellow is also trained in performing blepharoplasty.
The fellowship affords added educational opportunities. Rotations with off-site faculty throughout the year include time with board certified physicians specializing in a variety of practices.
Outside rotations are currently coordinated with:
- Dr. Gary Palmer, MD-Laser treatments
- Dr. Thomas Olsen, MD-Dermatopathology
- Dr. John Moad, MD-Dermatopathology
- Dr. James Apesos, MD-Plastic Surgery and liposuction/fat transfer
- Dr. Steven Schmidt, MD-Plastic Surgery and liposuction/fat transfer
- Dr. Matthew Fox, MD-Plastic Surgery and liposuction/fat transfer
- Dr. Jason Hedrick, MD-Plastic Surgery and liposuction/fat transfer
- Dr. David Ettinger, MD-Plastic Surgery and liposuction/fat transfer
- Dr. John Haluschak, MD-Oncology
- Dr. Gregory Rasp, MD-Radiation Oncology
- Dr. James Ouellette, MD-General Surgery and Surgical Oncology
- Dr. Minia Hellan, MD-General Surgery and Surgical Oncology
- Dr. Rebecca Tuttle, MD-General Surgery and Surgical Oncology
- Dr. Ronald Warwar, MD-Oculoplastic Surgery
- Dr. Matthew Garrett, MD-Otolaryngology (ENT)
Core curriculum calls for one research project with publication in a peer reviewed journal, cutaneous anatomy lectures, human cadaver sessions for both anatomy and advanced reconstruction training, and basic life support. A private workstation, and personal computer, as well as access to reference resources through MedLine and the libraries of Miami Valley Hospital, Kettering Hospital and Wright State University, are provided for research projects.
Thank you for your interest in the Dayton Skin Surgery Center Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship Program.