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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Stacey Bernstein, MD, FRCP(C)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician
Paediatric Medicine

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Clerkship Director
Department of Paediatrics

Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 202379
Fax: 416-813-8345
Email: stacey.bernstein@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Nimo Jama
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 X 204375
Alternate Fax: 416-813-5663
Alternate Email: nimo.jama@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Bernstein received her Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from McGill University and is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine class of 1992. After completing her residency in Paediatrics at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in 1996 she began working at SickKids as a hospitalist on the general paediatric inpatient wards. She has been on staff in the Division of Paediatric Medicine at SickKids for the past 12 years. She works on the inpatient wards as a clinician educator with a significant focus on teaching bedside medicine to medical students, residents and fellows. She is also an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Bernstein is the Clerkship Director for Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. She teaches in a variety of contexts in the Faculty of Medicine. She also lectures in the MMMD course, delivers the Bruce Tovee lecture for Pediatrics, has been a long-time PBL tutor, and ASCM II instructor.

Dr. Bernstein is a graduate of the Education Scholars Program at the Center for Faculty Development. She has an interest in faculty development.

Academic Background

B.Sc., McGill University

1992 - 1996
Residency in Pediatrics
The Hospital for Sick Children

M.D., University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario

FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics

External Funding

2018 Fall Medical Humanities Grant. Learning and Listening: The Junior Scholar Experience. Bernstein S, Talarico S. $2500. Fall 2018

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts: Exploring the integration of reflection,
self‐assessment, and feedback through relationships in a Competency Based Undergraduate Medical Curriculum. Bernhard N, Bryden P, Bernstein S, Talarico S, Martimianakis T, Ng S, Tait G. Education Development Fund. Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. $10,000. July 2018 C

Optimizing the care of our most Complex Patients: Creating a 4-Year Integrated, Developmental Curriculum to Teach Future Physicians How to Communicate with Medical Psychiatry Patients. Tzanetos K, Hawa R, Lazor J, Garcia C, Bernstein S. Collaborative Education Innovation Fund. Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto. $29, 935. 2017-present C

Relationships as Learning: Understanding How Relationship Building Facilitates Patient-Centered Learning in Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships.  Hutchinson C, Kulasegaram K, Martinimiakis T, Bernstein S, Mylopolous M, Weyman K, Nyhof-Young J, Pittini R.  Education Development Fund, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, June 2015 C

Integration and Identity:  Understanding the Mechanisms that Foster a Holistic Physician in Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships:  Kulasegram K, Bernstein S, Martimianakis MA, Mylopoulos M, Kuper A, Wood Weyman K, Clavell N, Graves L, Kaufman A, Ayhof-Young J, Pittini R, Tartaro P, Webster F, Whitehead C, Wright S .  $35,000 (AMS phoenix Project $17,500 and matched funding University of Toronto $17,500)  2015 Co-PI

Exploring continuity, integration, context and curriculum during Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LInC) Training.  Weyman K, Mylopoulos M, Kulasemgaram K, Bernstein S, Graves L, Hawa R, Nyhof-Young J, Woods N, Zirkle M, Pittini R, Wright S, Martimianakis T.  Education Development Fund, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto ($19,075: 2014)  C

RaTs On the Wards! A Qualitative Study of a Resident as Teacher Elective Experience. Bernstein S; Talarico S, Au H, T Martimianakis: Paediatric Consultants Education Innovation and Development ($3,780: 2013-14). PI

Evaluation of the Social Pediatric Elective for Medical Students using Reflection Papers.  Van Den Heuvel M, Martimianakis T, Bernstein S, Au H, Levin L, Ford-Jones L: Paediatric Consultants Education ($4,375: 2010 - 2011) C

"Perspectives".  Inter-professional Education and Developmental disabilities.  Surrey Place, Stacey Bernstein: Inter-professional care/education fund. Health Force Ontario ($449,493: 2009 - 2010) C

A Faculty Development Program for Medical Teachers.  Bernstein S, Ballon B, Madan R, Hawa R: Dean's Excellence Fund ($9,278: 2005 - 2006) PI


MD Program Teaching Award of Excellence,
University of Toronto

2018 President’s Award.
Complex Care Team. (Group Nomination)
The Hospital for Sick Children

The Helen P Batty Award for Excellence and Achievement in Faculty Development,
(Group Nomination)
The University of Toronto

2014-2015 POWER Teaching Award
University of Toronto

CAME/ACÉM Certificate of Merit Award


A listing of Dr. Bernstein's publications can be found on PubMed