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In 1943, Dr. Ricky Kanee Schachter was appointed Head of Dermatology at Women's College Hospital, making her Canada's first woman leader of an academic division of dermatology. During her 40 years at Women's College, Dr. Schachter worked tirelessly to build the hospital's dermatology program into one of the country's finest clinical and teaching units.

No doubt she's succeeded.

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.

What's more, our academic dermatology program today is the largest and most diverse in the GTA, and provides care that, in many areas, is unique.

For instance, we help patients manage chronic and life-threatening skin conditions through our PhotoTherapy Education and Research Centre, the first and largest of its kind in Ontario. Our Wound Care Centre is known internationally. And most recently, the RKS Dermatology Centre has opened Ontario's first Multicultural Dermatology Clinic for those with non-Caucasian skin.

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