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Dermatology Program

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, our Ricky Kanee Schachter Dermatology Centre has opened Ontario's first Multicultural Dermatology Clinic for those with non-Caucasian skin.

The Dermatology Program offers the following programs:



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Location & Contact Information

Dermatology Program
Women's College Hospital
76 Grenville Street
5th floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B2

Phone: 416-323-7546

Fax: 416-323-6236

Hours of Service
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 12:00 noon
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The hospital is fully accessible. All clinics have wheelchair accessible washrooms.

Our Publications

  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)