Medical Advisory Board

The CSPA is proud to have some of Canada's most experienced and respected dermatologists sit as members of our Medical Advisory Board.  This Board serves to review all medical content prior to publishing, be it on this website, in our award winning Canadian Skin Magazine, or in individual responses to patients.  They are also available to provide input into CSPA's overall strategies, including special projects

 Our Current Medical Advisory Board is 

 Dr. Gordon Searles, Chair Dr. Charles Lynde
 Dr. Kirk Barber Dr. Danielle Marcoux
 Dr. Marc Bourcier Dr. Yves Poulin
Dr, Isabelle Delorme Dr. Cheryl Rosen
 Dr. Anatoli Frieman Dr. Jack Toole
Dr. Nicole Hawkins  


CSPA Dermatologist of the Year

The “Derm of the Year” award is the highest honor bestowed by the CSPA on one exceptional dermatologist each year. The glass award & gold pin are presented at the Canadian Dermatology Association’s (CDA) annual conference in recognition of contributions made the previous calendar year.  Furthermore, the winner is featured on the outside back cover of the fall/winter issue of the Canadian Skin magazine.

In order to be considered for the award the dermatologist must demonstrate:

  • They have compassionate concern for the welfare and happiness of patients
  • They are committed to community service that parallels their involvement to quality patient care.
  • They have a positive effect on others.
  • They have exhibited & performed outstanding patient care. 

 The CSPA is proud to announce Dr. Neil Shear as our Dermatologist of the year for 2016.  


 The following are past recipients of the Dermatologist of the Year:

2015 Dr. Jeff Donovan
 2014 Dr. Charles Lynde
 2013 Dr. Marc Bourcier
 2012 Dr. Jan Dutz
 2011 Dr. Gordon Searles
2010 Dr. Harvey Lui


Pro-Patient Derms

Every year the CSPA and its affiliates thank our Pro-Patient Dermatologists who have volunteered time and energy to support the work and programs of the CSPA and/or one of our Affiliate Members. Pro-Patient Derms are recongnized at the Canadian Dermatology Association Conference in June for contributions made in the previous calendar year.  

 The 2015 Pro-Patient Derms are :

Dr. Kirk Barber Dr. Vince Bertucci Dr. Marc Bourcier Dr. Jeff Donovan  
Dr. Jan Dutz Dr. Anatoli Frieman Dr. Steven Glassman Dr. Melinda Gooderham  
Dr. Peter Hull Dr. Ian Landells  Dr. Charles Lynde Dr. Harvey Lui  
Dr. Danielle Marcoux Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi Dr. Yves Poulin Dr. Claduio Poss De Los Rios  
Dr. Jaggi Rao Dr. Cheryl Rosen  Dr. Mariusz Sapijaszko Dr. Gordon Searles  
Dr. Jerry Shapiro Dr. Jack Toole Dr. Irina Turchin Dr. Evert Tuyp  
   Dr. Jamie Walker Dr. Youwen Zhou    


How To Nominate a Dermatologist

Do you know a dermatologist that has gone above & beyond for patients or has volunteered countless hours to help the dermatology community? Click here to learn about our nomination process.

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