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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Melissa Carter, M.Sc., M.D.

The Hospital for Sick Children
Clinical Geneticist
Clinical and Metabolic Genetics

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor

Phone: (416) 813-7654 Ext. 228986
Fax: (416) 813-5345
Email: melissa.carter@sickkids.ca

Brief Biography

Melissa Carter, M.Sc., M.D., is currently a staff Clinical Geneticist at The Hospital for Sick Children, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Toronto. She completed residency in Medical Genetics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa in 2009, then a clinical fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics at Holland-Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto.

Clinical Care Activities

Her clinical interests include care of children with genetic developmental disabilities (in particular chromosomal disorders and Rett syndrome).

Research Interests

Research interests include delineation of new syndromes associated with recurrent copy number variants, in particular those associated with autism spectrum disorder.


She established Ontario’s first Autism Genetics Clinic in October 2011. Dr. Carter also co-directs the Rett syndrome clinic at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (established May 2013).