Procedural Dermatology & Mohs Fellowship at the Skin Institute of South Florida
Welcome to the Skin Institute! This is an ACGME-accredited Procedural Dermatology fellowship directed by Dr. Eli Saleeby and Dr. Eduardo Weiss, and there are two fellowship slots per year. During this 1-year fellowship, the fellows perform or assist in approximately 1,500 Mohs cases with a wide range of complexity. Nearly all of the cases are reconstructed by the fellow or the attendings. In addition, fellows will have exposure to a huge variety of other dermatologic procedures, including nail surgery, tumescent liposuction, ablative laser resurfacing, scar revision, blepharoplasty, face lifts, sclerotherapy, endovenous ablation, hair transplant, tattoo removal, intense pulsed light, injectables, vulvoplasty procedures, and radiofrequency body sculpting. Every effort is made to allow the fellows to be as hands-on as possible.
During the year, the fellows spend time in the offices of Dr. Saleeby and Dr. Weiss, and alternate between the offices every other month. This allows for good patient follow-up as well as plenty of variety in the training. This high-volume fellowship allows the fellow to be very involved in the direct treatment of patients, and it provides ample opportunity for research projects and teaching of local residents and students. Journal and book clubs are integral parts of the fellowship. Interested residents should apply through the SF match site www.sfmatch.org and further information regarding ACGME accredited fellowships can be found at www.acgme.org.
Dr. Eli Saleeby
After growing up in Philadelphia, Dr. Saleeby completed his undergraduate training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His medical school training was at Jefferson Medical College, and he completed a dermatology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. He then completed his Mohs fellowship with Dr. Frederic Mohs himself at the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Saleeby has been doing Mohs surgery for approximately 25 years and has performed more than 60,000 cases. His practice is very busy, with around 2,500 cases per year. The facility is complete with an outpatient surgical center, and many complex reconstructions are performed with the fellows.
Dr. Eduardo Weiss
Dr. Weiss hails from Caracas, Venezuela, where he grew up and attended medical school at the Universidad Central de Venezuela Escuela de Medicina. He worked at the Hospital de Clinicas Caracas from 1986-1993, and was an attending physician in the Dermatology department at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. Dr. Weiss moved to Miami in 1993, and completed a wound healing fellowship with Dr. Falanga at the University of Miami. He then completed dermatology residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he served as Chief Resident. He served on the faculty at UM performing Mohs surgery at Sylvester Cancer Center until 2006, at which time he opened his private practice in Hollywood, FL. He still remains a voluntary faculty member at the University of Miami and at Jackson Memorial Hospital, as well as at Nova Southeastern University and Florida International University, where he teaches and assists with complex reconstructive cases with the residents. At Hollywood Dermatology he performs a multitude of advanced cosmetic procedures such as liposuction and blepharoplasties in addition to cosmetic and general dermatology. He also performs approximately 1,500 cases of Mohs surgery per year. Nearly all patients are reconstructed in the office, and there are plenty of opportunities for large reconstructions.
Amber Byrd is the fellowship coordinator for the Skin Institute of South Florida and for the Hollywood Dermatology Cosmetic Fellowship Program. Amber began her career at Hollywood Dermatology in 2002. Her enthusiasm to learn and achieve results led to her becoming an exceptional medical assistant to Dr. Eduardo Weiss, where she assisted in general dermatological care, surgeries and cosmetic procedures.
In 2011, Amber was a key employee in helping open the practice’s first satellite location in Miramar. Working diligently, she began learning medical billing and front desk operations, allowing her to supervise the office and work closely with Dr. Anna Falabella.
In 2014, Amber again was a key player in opening the fourth satellite location for Hollywood Dermatology and Cosmetic Specialists. Her continued success rate and devotion to the company has driven her to become a true asset to the company.
Prerequisites for Fellowship Program
Thank you for your interest in the Skin Institute of South Florida Procedural Dermatology Fellowship. The program consists of two private practices located in Coral Springs, FL where Dr. Saleeby instructs Mohs Surgery, and Hollywood, FL where Dr. Weiss teaches lasers, fillers, liposuction and various other cosmetic and dermatologic procedures. Our previous fellows performed or assisted in thousands of cases. The interview is a two-day process with one day at each location. This will allow you to see the offices, meet the staff and have time to talk to the current fellows and faculty.
Please send your CV, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement as to why you are interested in Procedural Dermatology and what you plan to do after your fellowship.