Dermatologists are the only accredited skin specialists who are trained experts in the field of skincare. Dermatologists must undergo extensive education and training in medical school, followed by five years of advanced dermatology training. Further accreditations include becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC). Our ASD member physicians have FRCPC designations, which is a nationally regarded sign of competence and excellence.
Dr. Zaki Taher, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Zaki Taher is proud to offer a full service Dermatology clinic. He is a proud Edmontonian and was previously practicing in south Edmonton and the Edmonton North PCN clinic. He is currently the medical director of Lucere Dermatology & Laser Clinic near South Edmonton Common.
Dr. Z.Taher completed his dermatology residency at the University of Alberta and went on to complete a Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology fellowship at the University of Ottawa. His areas of special interest include general medical dermatology, precancers and skin cancer management as well as medical and cosmetic applications of lasers in cutaneous surgery and rejuvenation.
Dr. Z.Taher is frequently invited to speak nationally about advanced neuromodulator and filler techniques as well as laser and cosmetic surgery. He is well known for his comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. Dr. Z.Taher is also an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta.
His areas of research interest include vascular lesions, pigmentation, and malignant and premalignant cancer management.
Dr. Mike Kalisiak an Assistant Clinical Professor of dermatology at both the University of Calgary and the University of Alberta. His focus is on skin cancer prevention, early detection and treatment. He completed his medical degree as well as a residency in dermatology at the University of Alberta. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is certified in both Canada and the United States, and is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology.
Dr. Kalisiak believes in the importance of prevention as an integral aspect of health care. He was previously involved in strengthening provincial anti-tobacco laws and, more recently, laws protecting youth from indoor tanning. He is a member of numerous committees including the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery and Alberta Medical Association’s Health Issues Council. He served as a councilor at the College of the Physician and Surgeons of Alberta in 2012-2014.
He has received Members Making a Difference Award from the American Academy of Dermatology, Young Dermatologists’ Volunteer Award from the Canadian Dermatology Association, Award for Young Leaders from the Canadian Medical Association and Prix d’excellence (Specialist of the Year) award from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, among other recognitions. He has published several peer-reviewed articles, numerous continuing medical education features, and articles on prevention in popular press.
Dr. Poelman is a Canadian and U.S. board-certified Dermatologist specializing in medical and surgical care of the skin, hair, and nails. She has a special interest in melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. Her other interests include acne, rosacea, and psoriasis. Dr. Poelman completed a Bachelor of Science degree from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1997.
She subsequently was involved in clinical and translational research in Oncology for 2 years at the University of Chicago and then completed a Master’s degree in Medical Science with a specialization in Cancer Biology at the University of Calgary. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Calgary and then completed a 5 year residency training in dermatology at McGill University and the University of British Columbia’s Department of Dermatology and Skin Science. During residency, she did translational melanoma research at McGill for which she received the McGill Department of Medicine award for research by a subspecialty resident. She also received the Canadian Dermatology Foundation’s Dr. Frederick Kalz Bursary and Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship grants to study with world melanoma experts at the Sydney Melanoma Unit and Yale University, respectively.
After residency, she practiced general dermatology in Vancouver as well as serving as a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia Department of Dermatology and Skin Science before moving back home to Calgary in 2010. With her extensive background and interest in cancer research, she currently has her sights set on establishing a pigmented lesions clinic. This would offer high-risk melanoma patients screening with total body imaging and dermoscopic evaluation (“mole mapping”), and she hopes it will be operational this fall.
Dr. Poelman is currently a clinical lecturer in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Calgary in addition to her work as a general dermatologist at ENT Plus. She has numerous publications and has presented at National and International meetings.
Dr. Poelman is passionate about educating the public regarding the prevention of skin cancer and has given lectures to various groups including Canadian Postal Services on sun safety in outdoor workers, and has volunteered in the Canadian Dermatology Association’s annual sun awareness public screening campaigns in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Calgary. She helped develop the American Academy of Dermatology’s “skincancernet” website, and sits on various committees including the Women’s Dermatology International Affairs Committee and Young Physicians Task Force Committee.
In her spare time, Dr. Poelman enjoys playing the piano and various sports including tennis, rollerblading, and hiking with her husband and 2 children.
Dr. Todd Remington is a board-certified Dermatologist in Canada and the United States. He has been in private practice at the Remington Laser Dermatology Centre in Calgary, Alberta since 2002.
Taking a patient-centered approach, Dr. Todd Remington is adamant about only recommending treatments optimized for individual patients, while avoiding unnecessary or suboptimal treatments altogether. He is passionate about dermatology and is committed to providing state-of-the-art dermatologic care. He has worked hard to build a team of dedicated patient-focused registered nurses and medical assistants who share this philosophy.
As an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Dr. Todd Remington is actively involved in medical education. He serves on the University of Calgary dermatology residency committee and is dedicated to training Dermatology Residents. He also teaches medical students at the University of Calgary Medical School and participates in educational programs for non-dermatology physicians.
Dr. Salopek has a special interest in dermatologic oncology including melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, cutaneous lymphoma, and skin disorders with systemic implications (immunobullous, collagen-vascular disorders, psoriasis, etc).
Dr. Paul Lubitz is a Royal College accredited Dermatologist, Board Certified in both Canada and the United States who currently practices in the beautiful mountain town of Canmore Alberta at his Art of SKIN Dermatology and DermaSpa.
Extensively trained by national and international masters in all areas of modern Dermatology, from medical management and disease prevention, to cancer surgery, to the most advanced techniques of cosmetic and laser surgery and skin enhancement, Dr. Lubitz provides his patients with a wide range of advanced diagnostic and treatment options for a variety of medical, surgical and cosmetic skin diseases and concerns. He has particular interests in skin cancer detection and surgery, advanced laser surgery, skin rejuvenation with volumetric fillers, neuromodulators and skin tightening procedures in addition to both surgical and nonsurgical fat reduction techniques.
Dr. Lubitz was educated at Laval and McGill Universities for his dual undergraduate degrees, followed by Queen’s University to complete his Doctor of Medicine studies where he graduated with Distinction. He completed his core dermatology training at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, and he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Dermatology in 2001. Following his general dermatology training, Dr. Lubitz completed additional advanced training in skin cancer surgery, laser surgery and cosmetic surgery with several renowned international experts in these fields, prior to commencing his private practice. He remains at the forefront of advanced skin rejuvenation procedures and technologies and he has lectured at meetings nationally and internationally on a variety of subjects including laser assisted liposuction, vascular and CO2 lasers, neuromodulators and fillers.
He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Calgary and he regularly trains Dermatology residents, Family Practice residents and medical students at his Art of SKIN facility in Canmore. He is currently the President of the Alberta Society of Dermatologists.
Dr. Parbeer (Perry) Grewal, MD, FRCPC, FAAD
Originally from Fort McMurray, Alberta, Dr. Grewal now resides and practices Dermatology in the community setting in Edmonton, Alberta. He enjoys a full practice with a wonderful patient population. He is also a proud husband and father of two children.
In 2002, Dr. Grewal completed his Bachelor of Science (BSc) undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta with a Specialization in Psychology and graduated with Distinction. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree at the University of Alberta in 2006 and graduated with Special Training in Research. In 2011, he subsequently completed his Dermatology training at the University of Alberta and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) and also went on to become a board certified Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD). Research
Dr. Grewal, along with his partner Dr. Norman Wasel, has participated in numerous clinical research trials for a multitude of dermatology products, including biological and non-biological systemic and topical therapies for psoriasis and topical products for onychomycosis, actinic keratosis, acne and rosacea. His research is conducted under the auspices of Probity Medical Research and he is listed on the researchtrials.org website.
Dr. Grewal enjoys a community practice focused on general dermatology. He particularly has an interest in psoriasis and also deals with numerous other issues including acne, eczema, warts, skin cancers, rashes, moles, etc… He offers a wide range of topical and systemic therapy and also a specialized form of phototherapy which has helped many patients in his practice.
As an experienced practitioner and researcher in both private and academic settings, Dr. Norman Wasel has made innovations in treatment, care and curing of skin disease the focus of his life’s work. He invites you to join him at Stratica, and as always, welcomes new patients and referrals. Dr. Wasel is a certified specialist in Dermatology, and is board-certified in both Canada as well as the United States.
He trained in Dermatology at the University of Alberta, following medical school at the University of Manitoba, and pre-medical studies at the University of Winnipeg where he received the Gold Medal in Sciences. Dr. Wasel continuously keeps himself up-to-date in the latest developments in Dermatology by frequently attending national and international conferences, as well as by maintaining active membership in the:
– Canadian Dermatology Association
– American Academy of Dermatology
– Alberta Society of Dermatology
– Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
– Canadian Medical Association
– Alberta Medical Association
Dr. Wasel is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Alberta and is a licensed Dermatologist in both Alberta and the Northwest Territories. He is also a proud husband and father.
Dr.Taher completed medical school and dermatology residency training at the University of Alberta. He then completed fellowship training in skin cancer and skin reconstructive surgery in Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California where he was on staff at the University of Southern California (2006). His interests include medical dermatology and skin cancer surgery including Mohs micrographic surgery.
Dr.Taher is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine (Dermatology) at the university of Alberta. He is a member of the University Multidisciplinary Melanoma Group, and the medical advisory group for the Canadian Skin Cancer Foundation.
Dr. Marlene Dytoc is a Clinical Professor of Medicine (effective July 1, 2015) in the Division of Dermatology of the University of Alberta. She is the Interim Section Chief for Dermatology in the Edmonton Zone. She also serves in the Residency Program Committee for Dermatology at the University of Alberta.
She is certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada. She is a member of the Alberta Society of Dermatologists, the Canadian Dermatology Association, and past president and current secretary of the Chinese Canadian Medical Society in Edmonton.
A graduate of the Medical Technology program in Rochester, New York, USA, Dr. Dytoc pursued studies in Microbiology and Immunology and was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of Toronto, Canada.
She earned her medical degree at the University of Toronto, and completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Alberta with additional training in Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, Los Angeles and North Carolina.
In her clinic, Dr. Dytoc specializes in General, Women’s Health/Vulvar and Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr. Dytoc also has special interests in acne and hair loss.
Dr. Dytoc teaches medical students and residents in Dermatology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Plastic Surgery. She is an invited speaker for continuing medical education of family physicians.
Dr. Mariusz Sapijaszko is a nationally and internationally trained Dermatologist, Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Surgery Expert. He is a Medical Director of the Western Canada Dermatology Institute and the Youthful Image Clinic, a Non-Hospital Surgical Centres. He is a lecturer at national and international events presenting topics in the fields of skin cancer as well as cosmetic surgery.
Dr. John F. Elliott, MD, FRCPC
Dr. Elliott is an alumnus of the University of Alberta, where he completed an MD in 1982 and a PhD in Molecular Immunology in 1987. Following postdoctoral training at Stanford University School of Medicine he returned to the University of Alberta in 1990, where he currently works as a Researcher and Professor. In 2004 Dr. Elliott returned to clinical work at the University of Alberta, where he completed residency training in Dermatology. In September 2008 he established a sub-specialty Contact Dermatitis/Allergy Patch Test Clinic within the Division of Dermatology.
Dr. Kirk Barber is a Calgary dermatologist who has been in clinical practice for over 30 years. There are very few skin diseases he has not seen before, but every day he is interested and excited by the patients who seek his help.
Dr. Habib Kurwa, MD, M.B.B.Ch., FRCP (UK), FACMS
Born in the United Kingdom, Dr. Kurwa obtained his medical degree (M.B.B.Ch) from the University of Wales, College of Medicine, UK in 1988 and his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) in 1993. In 1997, as a Senior Registrar in Dermatology at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, England, he qualified as a Specialist in Dermatology. In 1999 he completed an American College of Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Fellow ship (ACMMSCO) at the University of California, San Francisco, USA.
Dr. Kent Remington received his medical degree from the University of Alberta. He did his post-graduate dermatology training in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Remington is an internationally known dermatologist who specializes in laser surgery and comprehensive approaches to the “Aesthetic Face” using energy devices, fillers and neuromodulators.
The Remington Dermatology Centre, which he established in Calgary in 1971, became the Remington Laser Dermatology Centre in 1979, the first of its kind in Canada. During the past 36 years, Dr. Remington has treated more than 85,000 patients with lasers and other energy devices. Dr. Remington has helped train hundreds of physicians from around the world in the art and science of laser surgery and the aesthetic use of HA fillers for the global approach to facial reflation and contouring.
It is Dr. Remington’s philosophy to provide patients with state-of-the-art dermatological care using the best technology as soon as it becomes available. To meet this objective, the Remington Laser Dermatology Centre operates as a private facility complete with its own operating rooms and 23 different lasers and other energy devices.
Dr. Storwick is the founder of Storwick Dermatology & Laser Clinic, where he and his colleagues work with a team of dedicated, experienced individuals who assist him in meeting the needs of his patients
The atmosphere at Storwick Dermatology & Laser Clinic is one of caring, concern and professional competence. The staff is attuned to the needs and concerns of the patient from the first phone call through to the final visit.
Dr. Storwick earned his fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), with a specialty in dermatology, in 1993, and has since focused on providing leading-edge laser technology to provide the very best in safe, proven and effective skin-care treatments.
Dr. Storwick earned his doctorate in medicine from the University of Calgary in 1988, and performed his dermatology residency at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and a member of the Canadian Dermatology Association.
Dr. Ken Alanen is an authentic expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin disease. He has special interests inskin cancer, lasers, cosmetic dermatology, acne tattoo removal and dermatopathology. He has seventeen years of post secondary education, spanning from 1987 to 2004.
Dr. Alanen received his Bachelor of Science (molecular biology) and Doctor of Medicine degrees at Western University followed by a five year residency in Pathology / Laboratory Medicine with specialty certification from the Royal College of Physicans and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in 1999. Subsequently, he completed a two year fellowship in Dermatopathology (the art and science of microscopic diagnosis of skin disease) at the University of Colorado under Dr Loren Golitz . He passed the subspecialty Dermatopathology examination, jointly administered by the American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology.
Dr. Alanen completed his residency in Dermatology with FRCPC certification in 2004. He has approval from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta for Mohs’ Micrographic Surgery. His clinic, Derm.ca, is a certified Non-Hospital Surgical Facility.
Dr. Alanen has been an invited speaker at the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Annual Meeting and has spoken many times on the international, national, provincial and local levels. He has co-authored numerous peer reviewed studies as well as a textbook in Dermatology. He is a member of the province-wide multidisciplinary skin cancer group of Alberta.
Dr. Gordon Searles is a dually-certified Internal Medicine Specialist and Dermatologist that practices with the objective of treating each patient as an individual with unique needs. As the founder of Searles Dermatology & Aesthetics, it is his goal to provide compassionate and effective care in an environment that encourages each patients’ understanding of their disease and its management. Dr. Searles welcomes a diverse group of patients with general dermatology needs or conditions that require subspecialty expertise.
Dr. Searles has been practicing in the Edmonton area for the past 22 years. He founded Searles Dermatology & Aesthetics in Fall 2009. He completed his Internal Medicine training at the University of Ottawa, and his Dermatology training at University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, and also completed his Master of Science in Experimental Medicine. He was Programme Director of Residency Training for Dermatology for ten years. Currently, Dr. Searles participates in the training of primary-care and dermatology resident physicians in the Edmonton area.
Dr. Christine Malcolm, MD, FRCP(C), FAAD, DABD
Dr. Malcolm is a Canadian and US board-certified Dermatologist and the only Dermatologist in Grande Prairie. She has been practicing in Grande Prairie for the past 5 years.
Dr. Malcolm completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Toronto. She received her certification in Dermatology from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Dermatology in 2010.
Dr. Malcolm completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Toronto. She completed her medical school training at the University of Alberta. She received her M.D. with the designation ‘Special Training in Research’ to acknowledge her extra training in medical research, both clinical and bench research. She was awarded the Dean’s Honour List for being within the top 15% of her medical class. Dr. Malcolm received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Calgary.
Dr. Malcolm’s interests include: skin cancer, pigmented lesions, psoriasis, and cosmetic procedures including: Botox, Juvederm, and laser treatments.
Dr. Malcolm’s clinic is Rejuvaderm Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center and is Grande Prairie’s leading center for cosmetic dermatology and laser technology. It is the only cosmetic and laser clinic in Grande Prairie run by a Dermatologist. Rejuvaderm provides the full spectrum of cosmetic and laser procedures including: Botox Cosmetic, Juvederm, Laser hair removal (Alexandrite & Nd-Yag), Pulse Dye laser (VBeam) for redness and rosacea, Fractionated CO2 laser for skin resurfacing and acne scarring, and Coolsculpting. We have recently obtained the new PicoWay laser for the treatment of sun spots and laser tattoo removal. Rejuvaderm offers narrow-band UVB treatments for psoriasis, Botox for hyperhidrosis and Botox for chronic migraine headaches.
Dr. Malcolm lives in Grande Prairie with her family. She is married and has a little girl and baby boy. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking her children swimming and to the park, watching movies, and travelling.
Dr. Keeling is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Alberta in the Department of Medicine. He has a private practice in an accredited Non-Hospital Surgical Facility in south Edmonton.
He completed his undergraduate training at the University of New Brunswick and University of Maine at Orono site and graduated with honours. His Masters in Biology was done travelling to Scotland out of the University of New Brunswick and he did Ph.D. work at the University of Connecticut before moving to Halifax for his undergraduate training in Medicine at Dalhousie University.
He completed his Dermatology Residency at the University of Alberta and then pursued a Fellowship in Surgical Dermatology at McGill University training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery.
His practice is focused on cutaneous oncology and Mohs Surgery but runs a full adult and pediatric dermatology practice in south Edmonton.
Dr. Thomas Nakatsui is the medical director of Nakatsui DermaSurgery, a certified non-hospital surgical facility. He took over the Groot DermaSurgery Centre from long-time associate Dr. Don Groot who was a pioneer in laser technology. Upon his retirement, Dr. Nakatsui took over the centre in 2014. He holds a Fellowship in Dermatology in Canada and is Board certified in the United States.
Dr. Nakatsui is an internationally known dermatologist skilled in all areas of dermatology, including laser surgery and hair transplantation. In addition to medical dermatology, his cosmetic interests include hair transplantation, laser surgery, fillers, neuromodulators, non-surgical fat reduction, and facial rejuvenation. He completed his medical training and residency in Dermatology at the University of Alberta and received additional training at several Centres of Excellence including Harvard, the Johns Hopkins Medical Centre, the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Mayo Clinic.
She trained at the University of Toronto and obtained her Dermatology specialty (F.R.C.P. (C)) in 1976. Started practice in Edmonton in 1976 and is associated the University of Alberta. She has been a past president of the Alberta Society of Dermatology, was a board member of the Canadian Dermatology Association, and was a board member of the Canadian Society of Dermatological Surgery.
She is still an active member of American Academy of Dermatology. She attends meetings regularly to update and learn the latest and safest methods and therapies. Dr. Liao is very interested in the area of hair growth and skin rejuvenation.
Andrei Metelitsa, MD, FRCPC is a board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and United States. He is Co-Director of the Institute for Skin Advancement in Calgary, Alberta and serves as a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Calgary. He completed his dermatology training at the University of Alberta, followed by 1 year fellowship training in Lasers and Cosmetic Surgery with SkinCare Physicians in Boston, under the direction of world-renowned faculty from Harvard University and Yale University.
Dr. Metelitsa is an author of a dermatology book, as well as more than 40 book chapters and articles. His major cosmetic interests include laser surgery, non-surgical fat reduction and facial rejuvenation. He is also an avid skin cancer researcher, with a particular interest on epidemiology in Canada. Dr. Metelitsa has received more than 35 academic, research, leadership and volunteer awards throughout his career.
Dr. Alim Devani, MD, FRCPC, FAAD is a double board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the USA and graduated from the University of Alberta Dermatology program in June 2012. Dr. Devani completed his medical school at the University of Alberta in 2007 and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha [AOA] honor medical society during his graduating year for his academic accomplishments. He also completed his undergraduate degree with distinction from the University of Calgary in 2003.