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Dermatology Residency Program

The Dermatology Residency Program at Tufts Medical Center offers outstanding clinical and research opportunities for the next generation of dermatologists.

Letter from the program leadership

Dear Potential Applicant,

Welcome to the Department of Dermatology at Tufts Medical Center (Tufts MC). Our residency program is focused on providing our residents with a curriculum that allows them to develop mastery of knowledge and skills to be an outstanding dermatologists and leaders. 

Our program focuses on delivering clinical excellence to a diverse and complex patient population, examining and improving care delivery and promoting innovation and scholarship through research. We also have an unrelenting commitment to developing and maintaining a culture of positivity, diversity, inclusion and collaboration for our Tufts MC dermatology family.

Our program partners with Boston Children's Hospital, the VA, and community affiliates to provide a wide range of exposure from academic to community practice interests to prepare our trainees for any future they wish to pursue.

Sarah Robinson, MD
Program Director
Director, Pediatric Dermatology
Natalia Plotnikova, MD
Associate Program Director
F. Clarissa Yang, MD, MBA
Chair, Dermatologist-in-chief

Excellence in dermatology training

The Tufts MC Department of Dermatology formed its independent residency training program in April 2008. Our program is ACGME accredited for 15 resident positions. We will participate in the upcoming NRMP Match for 5 positions starting July 2025.

We believe that there is no better setting to learn about all aspects of dermatology. Our faculty members are leaders in their field and many are nationally and internationally recognized. The department's strong focus on clinical research allows residents and fellows opportunities for publication while exposing them to new and investigational therapies that may not be available elsewhere. We take our roles as mentors seriously and do everything we can to provide you with the best educational experience possible.

Our program has many strengths including:

  • High patient volume
  • Patient diversity (Asian, African American, Caucasian, Indian, Hispanic)
  • Specialty clinics in infectious disease, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, connective tissue disease, blistering diseases, high-risk skin cancer, allergic contact dermatitis and patch testing, pediatric dermatology, cutaneous manifestations of chemotherapy, hair clinic and laser and cosmetics
  • On-site photodynamic therapy, phototherapy and an infusion center
  • Board-certified subspecialists in micrographic dermatologic surgery, pediatric dermatology and dermatopathology
  • Clinical research fellowships
  • National and international recognition for clinical research in alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, hidradenitis suppurativa, vitiligo and discoid lupus
  • Affiliation with the Boston VA Medical Center (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury), Boston Children's Hospital 
  • It is located in downtown Boston and within walking distance of abundant ethnic cuisine, fine dining and theaters

To apply to our residency program and get more information about our training opportunities, visit how to apply.

Contact info
Theo Sullivan
Manger of Educational Programs
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