Jaggi Rao

Dr. Jaggi Rao is a double Board-Certified Dermatologist (Canada and USA) and a Certified Cosmetic Surgeon. Dr. Rao completed his 5-year dermatology training at the University of Alberta, followed by an accredited fellowship with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in Southern California. He is a full Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta, and has won several accolades for research and teaching, including the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Teacher of the Year Award. In 2011, Dr. Rao was the recipient of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 under 40 Award. He also has authored over 50 scientific papers and textbook chapters, and has been an invited speaker for over 500 lectures worldwide to physicians, other professionals, and the general public.

Dr. Rao continues to lend his expertise to various organizations, and sits on the Board Of Directors for Canadian Association of Aesthetics Medicine (CAAM), and acts as a consultant to the government (e.g., the Canadian Standards Association), laser and pharmaceutical industry, and professional sports teams.

Dr. Rao is the creator and visionary behind ConsultDERM™, Canada’s largest teledermatology service, which allows healthcare providers timely access to assistance for patients with skin-related problems. Due to his well known expertise in laser technologies, he is the co-founder of Aesthetics Medicine Training (AMT) Academy of Canada, which has hosted the only non-biased comprehensive course in the fundamentals of laser therapy. As he has luminary status in advanced injection techniques, Dr. Rao is an official trainer of injectables (Botox and fillers).

Susan Poelman

Dr. Susan Poelman is a Canadian and U.S. Board-Certified Dermatologist specializing in medical and surgical care of the skin, hair, and nails. Dr. Poelman has a special interest in melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. Her other interests include acne, rosacea, and psoriasis.

Dr. Poelman is currently Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Calgary in addition to her work as a general dermatologist at ENT Plus. She has numerous publications and has presented at National and International meetings.

Dr. Poelman is passionate about educating the public regarding the prevention of skin cancer and has given lectures to various groups including Canadian Postal Services on sun safety in outdoor workers, and has volunteered in the Canadian Dermatology Association’s annual sun awareness public screening campaigns in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Calgary. She helped develop the American Academy of Dermatology’s “skincancernet” website, and sits on various committees including the Women’s Dermatology International Affairs Committee and Young Physicians Task Force Committee.

Ivan Litvinov

Dr. Litvinov’s directs a translational research laboratory within the Cancer Research Program of the MUHC-Research Institute studying cutaneous lymphomas, keratinocyte carcinomas and melanoma. He leads a hematology-dermatology multidisciplinary clinic at the Glen Site of the MUHC. He also co-directs skin cancer diagnosis and treatment clinic for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients.

Dr. Litvinov, working in concert with other MUHC physicians provides tertiary dermatology care to patients with complex skin conditions. Dr. Litvinov’s research program is supported by several grants from the CIHR including a Project Scheme Grant to study cutaneous lymphomas, a CIHR Catalyst Grant to study melanoma epidemiology and risk factor modification and a joint CIHR-Cancer Research Society grant to study keratinocyte carcinomas. As part of the CIHR-funded melanoma research,

Dr. Litvinov directs the Projet Soleil UV/SunFit Project (www.sunfit.ca). Dr. Litvinov received the 2020 CIHR Early Career in Cancer Prize for his research and the 2019 President Cup Award to his contribution to dermatology.

Loretta Fiorillo

Dr. Loretta Fiorillo completed her dermatology training at the University of Alberta and her pediatric training at the University of British Columbia, obtaining certification through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Fiorillo is the only double-qualified specialist in these two disciplines in Alberta, and one of the few in Canada.

Dr. Fiorillo is the most experienced dermatologist in central Alberta and has taught all the dermatologists who have graduated in Alberta in the past 15 years.

Dr. Fiorillo is at the forefront of medical research and knowledge in dermatology. She participates regularly in national and international conferences and has been a speaker on dermatological topics.

Dr. Fiorillo provides comprehensive and experienced dermatological care involving medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology.

John Kraft

Dr. John Kraft is a board-certified dermatologist who practises at Lynde Institute for Dermatology in Markham and part-time in Thunder Bay. He is a member of the Canadian Dermatology Association where he serves on the Membership and Awards Committee. Dr. Kraft is a Regional Representative for the Dermatology Association of Ontario. He is also a Dermatology Examiner for the Royal College.

Dr. Kraft completed his HBSc (0T2), Medical Degree (0T6) and Residency in Dermatology at the University of Toronto in 2011 where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Kraft acts as an investigator for many clinical trials including those for novel skin therapeutics at Lynderm Research and Probity Research. He has published papers in peer-reviewed journals and has spoken at international and national dermatology scientific conferences.

Dr. Kraft enjoys teaching medical students and resident physicians from across Ontario and has won the Markham Family Medicine Teaching Unit Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014 and 2017.

Marlene Dytoc

Dr. Marlene Dytoc is Clinical Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, Division of Dermatology, at the University of Alberta. Dr. Dytoc has investigated the novel use of topical tacrolimus in vitiligo, topical imiquimod and calcipotriol-betamethasone dipropionate in morphea or localized scleroderma, the role of topical vitamin D in dermatology, and topical quetiapine in protecting against ultraviolet-induced skin damage.

She was a principal investigator in an investigator-initiated study on the novel use of imiquimod in the treatment of plaque-type morphea or localized scleroderma, supported by a research grant from a pharmaceutical company, 3M/Graceway Pharmaceuticals, Inc. This study was a collaborative effort undertaken and analyzed with a pediatric dermatologist, pathologist, radiologists, a dermatology resident, and a medical student.

Her current projects include a collaboration with Dr. Xin-Min Li, Chair of Psychiatry, to evaluate the protective effects of topical quetiapine against ultraviolet-induced skin damage in-vitro, in mice and human volunteers. Her research interests in integrative health research include the role of diet (e.g., dairy and sugar) and botanicals (e.g., aloe vera) in alleviating dermatologic conditions specifically acne and atopic dermatitis.

Charles Lynde

Dr. Charles Lynde is an Associate Professor in the Department Of Medicine at the University of Toronto and holds a clinical teaching position at the University Health Network. He is also Medical Director of the Lynde Institute for Dermatology and Lynderm Research Inc. After receiving his BSc and Medical Degrees from the University of Toronto, Dr. Lynde studied dermatology at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto.

He is a principal investigator and conducts numerous research studies in the management of psoriasis, rosacea, onychomycosis, acne, and lupus, among other dermatologic conditions. Dr. Lynde has served in various roles for the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and American Academy of Dermatology, including as President of the CDA. He has also been the recipient of the CDA Award of Merit. Dr. Lynde is the editor of the CDA Bulletin and sits on the editorial boards of several scholarly journals.

Monica Li

Dr. Monica Li is a double board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist in both Canada and the United States, and a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dermatology & Skin Science at the University of British Columbia. She practices in Vancouver and Surrey. B.C. Dr. Li is fellowship-trained in laser and cosmetic dermatology and has a special practice and research interest in ethnic skin, acne, rosacea, injectables and laser medicine. Dr. Li is an active committee member of the Canadian Dermatology Association, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Dr. Li has published more 17 peer-reviewed articles and has been an invited speaker at various international conferences including the World Congress of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery annual meeting and American Academy of Dermatology annual meeting. She is a regular voice to the press, and has been featured in various regional and national media sources.

Monica Li, MD, FRCPC, FAAD
Clinical Instructor, Department of Dermatology & Skin Science
University of British Columbia

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