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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Irene Lara-Corrales

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Paediatric Dermatologist
Paediatric Medicine

Staff Paediatrician
Paediatric Medicine

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Fax: 416-813-7909
Email: Irene.lara-corrales@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Carly Ramirez
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8185
Alternate Email: carly.ramirez@sickkids.ca

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For clinical matters please call 416-813-7384

Brief Biography

Dr. Irene Lara-Corrales is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a staff physician at The Hospital for Sick Children.

She completed her medical training and pediatric residency at the University of Costa Rica, in San Jose, Costa Rica and her fellowship training in Paediatric Dermatology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.  After her clinical fellowship in paediatric dermatology, she completed a research fellowship also in this field.

She is a member of the Society of Pediatric Dermatology.

In addition, she is involved in numerous research endeavours at The Hospital for Sick Children as well as in teaching commitments of residents and fellows.

Academic Background

8/2008 – 2/2010: Research Fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology, The Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto

1/2007- 1/2009: MSC, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

8/2005- 8/2008: Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology, The Hospital for Sick Children/University of Toronto

Research Interests

Epidermolysis Bullosa,  Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis  and Vascular Anomalies


2009: Co-recipient Resident/Fellow Award:  Society for Pediatric Dermatology 35th Annual Meeting Philadelphia, USA

2008: CanMEDS teaching award - Runner-up

2005: Graduated with Honours from Pediatric Specialty Program. University of Costa Rica. San José, Costa Rica.


Peer Reviewed Journals

Arriaza C, Avila-Agüero ML, Lara I, et al.   “Recomendaciones basadas en la evidencia para la profilaxis de la infección por virus respiratorio sincicial en lactantes y niños con factores de riesgo”. Pediatrics in Review (Spanish). May 2005. 14-7. 

Lara-Corrales I, Pope E. Epidermolysis bullosa: The pediatrician's role.  Current Pediatric Reviews 2008; 4(4): pp 250-7. 

Lara-Corrales I, Balma-Mena A, Pope E. Chronic urticaria in children.  Clinical Pediatrics 2009; 48(4): pp 351-5. 


Lara-Corrales I.  Juvenile Dermatomyositis in Costa Rican Children.  Postgraduate thesis.  University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica. 2005.

Lara-Corrales I. The Efficacy of Trimethoprim in Wound Healing of Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Randomized, Double Blinded, Placebo-Controlled, Cross-Over Pilot Study.  Master in Science Thesis.  University of Toronto, Canada.  2009.