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. Jaggi Rao
 Dr. Isabelle Delorme Dr. Cheryl Rosen
 Dr. Anatoli Frieman Dr. Jack Toole
Dr. Nicole Hawkins  Dr. Raed Alhusayen


CSPA Dermatologist of the Year

The “Derm of the Year” award is the highest honour 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 in quality patient care.
  • They have a positive effect on others.
  • They have exhibited & performed outstanding patient care. 

 The CSPA is proud to announce Dr. Raed Alhusayen as our Dermatologist of the year for 2020.  Congratulations Dr. Alhusayen!  

Dr. Raed Alhusayen new photo 2021

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

2019 Dr. Eunice Chow
2018 Dr. Jerry Tan
2017 Dr. Isabelle Delorme
2016 Dr. Neil Shear
2015 Dr. Jeff Donovan
 2014 Dr. Charles Lynde
 2013 Dr. Marc Bourcier
 2012 Dr. Jan Dutz
 2011 Dr. Gordon Searles
2010 Dr. Harvey Lui



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