Dr. Sandy Skotnicki is the founding director of the Bay Dermatology Centre and is Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto, Department of Medicine in the Divisions of Dermatology and Occupational and Environmental Health. Dr. Skotnicki started the Bay Dermatology Centre in 2006 in an effort to provide a full-service dermatology centre that focuses on the patient, not procedures. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and immunology from the University of Toronto, and then earned her medical degree, graduating with the highest honors. Dr. Skotnicki completed her dermatology training at the University of Ottawa, and was awarded her fellowship in Dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1997. She is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology.
She is a member of the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Dermatology Association, American Dermatology Association and American Contact Dermatitis Society. Previously she was a Board member of the Canadian Dermatology Association and served as an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in the specialty of Dermatology from 2011-2016.
Dr. Skotnicki is a consultant Dermatologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and is an expert in Allergic Skin Disease. She is also a consultant for the Workplace Safety Insurance Board.
Active in research and education, Dr. Skotnicki has been teaching University of Toronto Dermatology, Allergy and Family Medicine residents at her St. Michael’s Hospital clinic since 1999. She is also a member of the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease, and has published numerous articles on different aspects of Allergic Skin Disease.
Widely regarded as the “go to” Dermatologist in Canada for ingredient reactions and safety, she regularly provides commentary and contributes to medical journals, media outlets (e.g. Flare, Glow, Elle Canada, Toronto Life Fashion, Zoomer, Chatelaine, Toronto Star, and The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio), and speaks on reactions to chemicals in the skincare industry.
Other areas of interest include the Arts. Dr. Skotnicki is a member of the Canadian Art Foundation, Partners in Art, a non-profit group of Toronto art supporters with an interest in promoting the visual arts in Canada. She is a past Board member of the Institute of Contemporary Culture, Royal Ontario Museum and the Design Exchange.
Dr. Skotnicki also loves adventure and volunteering. She completed two trips to Haiti where she volunteered her time and expertise to help local community members with dermatological issues. She also participated in the True Patriot Love Expedition to the Magnetic North Pole in 2014 traversing over 125 km on cross-country skis in the Canadian Arctic to help raise funds and awareness for Wounded Canadian Military Veterans. As a past member of the University of Toronto Championship Women’s Volleyball Team, she has remained active with fundraising, mentorship and sun-awareness lectures to players and staff at U of T as well as the Ontario and Canadian Beach Volleyball Community.
Meet Us at Events
Below you will find the events and conferences that Dr. Sandy Skotnicki will be attending. If you would like Dr. Sandy Skotnicki to speak at one of your events please visit her contact page and send her team a note.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Monday June 18th – Wednesday June 20th, 2018
The North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG) is a group of dermatologists in Canada and the United States who evaluate patients with suspected allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) using a standardized set of allergens. The composition of the NACDG “screening series” changes slightly every 2-year cycle.
The International Contact Dermatitis Research Group is focused on patch testing for contact dermatitis and facilitates regular scientific meetings.
Current Members: (only contact info available is email, no social networking accounts)
Prof. Dennis Sasseville, Montreal QC
Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Belgium
Canadian Dermatology Association Meeting
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Date: Wednesday June 20th – Saturday June 23rd, 2018
This association represents Canadian dermatologists with goals to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery relating to the care of skin. Meetings are held to promote professional development for members and provide education on advancements of research and treatment of skin health.
CEO: Chantal Courchesne Twitter
Dr Julie Powell – President
Dr Mariusz Sapijaszko – Immediate Past President
Dr Neil Shear – President Elect
Dr Kerri Purdy – Vice President
Dr Sam Hanna (2016-2018) – Secretary
Dr Irina Turchin (2017-2019) – Treasurer
Dr Jennifer Beecker (2015-2018) – Regional Director – Ontario
Dr Afsaneh Alavi (2016-2019) – Regional Director – Ontario
American Contact Dermatitis Society Meeting
Location: San Diego, California
Date: Wednesday February 14th – Sunday February 18th, 2018, Meeting Held Thursday the 15th
The ACDS Annual Meeting is a full day focused on current issues in allergic, irritant, occupational and other dermatoses. Presentations include abstract and poster presentations on state-of-the-art research in the basic, applied and clinical science of
ACDS President Sharon Jacob, MD (2017-2019) – Founder of Dermatitis Academy on FB/Instagram
President- Elect Amber Atwater, MD (2017-2019)
Vice-President Michael Sheehan, MD (2017-2019)
Secretary-Treasurer Cory Dunnick, MD (2017-2021)
Immediate Past President Bruce Brod, MD (2017-2019)
Executive DirectorCynthia Froehlich
Nina Botto, MD (2015-2018)
Glen H Crawford, MD (2015-2018)
Heather P Lampel, MD, MPH (2015-2018)
Anthony Gaspari, MD (2016-2019)
Jonathan Silverberg, MD (2016-2019)
Margo Reeder, MD (2016-2019)
Jennifer Chen, MD (2017-2020)
Christen Mowad, MD (2017-2020)
Jonathan Zippin, MD (2017-2020)