Dermatology

Ricky Kanee Schachter (RKS) Dermatology Centre is recognized as one of the largest and most diverse academic dermatology clinics in the GTA. Named after Canada’s first woman leader of an academic division of dermatology, Dr. Ricky Kanee Schachter, the clinic is part of the WCH dermatology program offers a range of specialized care including

  • General dermatology – including pigmented lesions, skin cancer, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, dermatologic surgery, complex medical dermatology
  • Cosmetic dermatology
  • Male genital skin disease
  • HIV dermatology
  • Autoimmune skin diseases
  • Virtual care models in dermatology and teledermatology
  • Pediatric dermatology

RKS Dermatology Centre

Women’s College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
Floor 5
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-7546
Fax: 416-323-6236
Referral Fax: 416-323-6236 – Access Centre

Hours of Service

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Closed weekends and all statutory holidays

The WCH dermatology program is home to a number of highly regarded programs including:

  • General dermatology
  • Hair Loss Clinic
  • PhotoTherapy Education and Research Centre, the first and largest of its kind in Ontario
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Multicultural Dermatology Clinic, Ontario’s first clinic for those with non-Caucasian skin
  • Transplant Clinic
  • Transitional Clinic
  • Wound Care Centre

This clinic offers a wide variety of services and treatments for a variety of skin conditions including acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, benign lesions, skin cancer, as well as other less common skin diseases.

A sub-specialty clinic offering consultative services to help optimize treatment for patients and provide advice on challenging cases of alopecia.

Mohs micrographic surgery has the highest cure rate of any treatment for non-melanoma skin cancer. And Women’s College has the only specially trained physicians in the GTA who perform this groundbreaking procedure.

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The Phototherapy Education and Research Centre (PERC) is a treatment centre for diseases of the skin that improve with light and systemic therapies. Our team consists of nurses, dermatologists and an administrative coordinator. Our team fosters a friendly and caring environment.

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For patients with solid organ transplants (including heart, kidney and lung) who have special health problems because of the drugs they use to suppress the immune system. The transplant clinic offers expertise and extra time for diagnosis and management, as well as rapid referral, when necessary, to our in-house skin cancer surgeons.

For patients transitioning from pediatric care to adult dermatology, and for adolescents and young adults who have skin diseases and want to discuss other issues related to their skin disorders.

Our Wound Care Centre is recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise in wound care. We have developed the treatment model and the standard of care for wound healing, wound-related education, and innovative patient care. The Wound Care Centre takes an interdisciplinary approach, involving health professionals from a variety of fields. All types of chronic wounds are treated.

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Referrals

We accept referrals from all Physicians and Nurse Practitioners. Download and complete the referral form.

Fax referral: 416-323-6236 – Access Centre

Referrals will be triaged based on the information provided. To ensure proper triage, please include any supporting documents (Diagnostic, Laboratory tests, and Pathology reports).