Residency program

Residents 2023


Residency Program

Our program is designed to provide training which allows residents to achieve a high degree of expertise in clinical dermatology and special training in basic sciences pertinent to the teaching, research, & practice of dermatology.

Residency Program


Kiran Motaparthi, MD earned his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University with Phi Beta Kappa status. He earned his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine, earning Alpha Omega Alpha status. While completing his internship in Internal Medicine he was awarded the Wilhelm Johnson Memorial Scholarship Baylor College of Medicine, where he also completed his dermatology residency.

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What to expect


During your residency you will be provided with multiple types of patient contact including outpatient, VA surgery procedures, Continuity Care Clinic and pediatric patients, just to name a few. Each service/rotation has specific goals and objectives to help you become proficient in all aspects of dermatology. Use the link below to see an overview of each rotation and it’s goals.

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Our Current


Our residents come to the University of Florida from a variety of different universities around the country. The residents are engaged in research and quality improvement projects. They have diverse educational backgrounds and career interests. Find out more about our current residents here.

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fellowship Programs

Description of the

Dermatopathology Fellowship

This is an ACGME-accredited fellowship in Dermatopathology that begins July 1 of each year. The Dermatopathology Unit interprets over 60,000 skin biopsies per year, including interesting cases from Shands Hospital and the Department of Dermatology. The latter receives specimens from across the state of Florida and the entire Southeast with an active outside consultation service. The Dermatopathology service is closely coordinated with the Department of Dermatology, and fellows actively participate in Dermatology clinics and conferences. The fellow will be expected to identify areas of interest and to pursue them through a clinical and/or basic research project.


Description of

Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship

The UF Department of Dermatology, Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship (MSDO) is a one-year ACGME accredited training program. The program is intended to train ACGME-accredited dermatology program graduates in Mohs surgery and procedural dermatology. The program has a close relationship with Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology, and Pathology. Many of our patients are shared consultations with these specialties.

MMS Fellowship

Meet our

Current Fellows

Our department trains a Dermatopathology fellow and Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellow each year. Find out more about our current fellows here.

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Board Review Course

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Florida dermatology & dermatopathology

Board Review Course

The University of Florida Department of Dermatology sponsors the annual Florida Dermatology & Dermatopathology Board Review Course. The purpose of this course is to provide senior dermatology residents with a “board-focused” review of dermatology and dermatopathology to aid participants in preparation for the American Board of Dermatology’s Certification Exam. This is a comprehensive review of possible topics that could appear on the exam. The dermatology portion of the course focuses on general dermatology topics, such as basic science, basement membrane biology, dermatological manifestation of internal disease, hair and nail biology/disorders, pediatric dermatology, drug metabolism, and more. 2020 Course dates are April 30 – May 3rd.

Additional Information



If you are currently in medical school and would like information on a 4th year elective in Dermatology, please see our information in the 4th Year Medical Curriculum. The chief residents will give educational lectures every Thursday afternoon.

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Dermatology lectures &

Grand Rounds

Our goal is to have a broad and variable group of speakers who bring new information and/or stimulating questions. The overall objective is to educate and expand the knowledge base of all those who attend. We expect that this activity will impact physician practice and education by providing a forum for sharing ideas and an area for debate.

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Dermatology Education &

Research Fund

Our department has a great history of improving the lives of patients with skin problems throughout the state of Florida. Our efforts are made possible largely because of the generosity and support of alumni and friends.

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