Department of Dermatology


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) is the largest pediatric healthcare system in the Southeast and is consistently ranked among the best pediatric hospitals in the country by US News & World Report, Child Magazine, and Parents Magazine.  

Pediatric Dermatology fellows evaluate inpatient consultations at CHOA at Egleston Hospital, one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States. Egleston is a 260 bed hospital with over 50,000 ED visits and 10,000 admissions per year. Founded in 1928 as the Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children, it has served as Emory University’s pediatric teaching affiliate since 1956.  Egleston Hospital is located on the Emory University campus.  

Outpatient pediatric dermatology patients are evaluated in the  Emory Clinic Dermatology Department which is located on the 3rd floor of 1525 Clifton Road.

Training Program

During training, fellows receive extensive clinical training in the care of a variety of common and uncommon pediatric dermatology disorders under the supervision of a pediatric dermatology attending. Fellows are exposed to clinical and surgical care of pediatric dermatology patients in outpatient clinics, operating rooms (local and general anesthesia), the emergency department, and consultative services (including ward, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care units).  The fellow also has a continuity clinic once a week under the supervision of a pediatric dermatologist.  Regularly scheduled elective clinics in pediatric rheumatology, allergy/immunology, and genetics as well as participation in multi-disciplinary vascular anomalies clinic and graft-versus-host clinic are offered throughout the training year.

Fellows have the opportunity to work with, supervise, and teach Emory University Dermatology and Pediatric residents and medical students. 

Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Match

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) established a formal match program to coordinate the processing and coordinating fellowship appointments for applicants of pediatric dermatology training programs through the San Francisco Matching Program. 

The match program is for US and Canadian residents only and takes place in November to process applicants who wish to begin their Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship training in July of the following year. 

Application Process

Fellowship applicants must be board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and must have a Georgia medical license by the time they are scheduled to begin the fellowship. 

Please send the following:

  • A personal statement of interest  in the program
  • Three letters of reference
  • A current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Match Number

Please send your complete application:

Leslie P. Lawley, MD                                         
Pediatric Dermatology Fellowship Director             
Emory University Department of Dermatology       
1525 Clifton Road                                               
Suite 100                                                           
Atlanta, GA  30322   
Fax: 404-778-3337                                           

Jessica Arizmendi
Program Coordinator
Emory University Department of Dermatology
1525 Clifton Road
Suite 100
Atlanta, GA  30322
Phone:  404-727-3669
Fax:  404-727-5878


Leslie Lawley, MD Fellowship Program Director

Mary Spraker, MD Associate Professor of Dermatology