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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Elena Pope, MD, MSc, FRCPC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Head, Section of Dermatology, Division of Paediatric Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Project Investigator, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Fax: 416-813-7909
Email: elena.pope@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

Academic Background

M.D., The Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy
Bucharest, Romania1984 – 1990

M.D., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
1995 - 1996

M.Sc., University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 1995

FRCPC, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 1999

Research Interests

Epidermolysis Bullosa, Morphea, Vascular Tumours, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Paediatric melanoma


1999 – Saunders Award for Excellence in Pediatrics
2007 – Department of Pediatrics Postgraduate Subspecilaty Teaching Award
2008 – Best Research Project: Annual Dermatology Residents Research day
2009 – Resident/Fellow Award: SPD


Savlov D, O'Gorman C, Urbach S, Pope E: Case 1: Severe acne - not just skin deep. Pediatrics and Child Health 2008: 13(6): pp 507-509.

Walsh MA, Carcao M, Pope E, Lee K-J: Kaposiform hemangioendothelioma presenting antenatally with a pericardial effusion. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 2008: 30(10): pp 761-763.

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

Drucker A, Pope E, Mahant S, Weinstein M: Vincristine and Corticosteroids as First-line Treatment of Kasabach-Merritt Syndrome in Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 2009: 13: pp 155-9.

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

Palmero M L, Pope E: Eruptive pyogenic granulomas developing after DRESS syndrome. (published online 21 Apr 2009). Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2009: 60(5): pp 855-857.

Spring S,Noble J, Pope E: Dermacase. Infantile hemangioma. Canadian Family Physician Journal 2009: 55(4): pp 379-81.

Aksentijevich I, Masters SL, Ferguson PJ, Dancey P, Frenkel J, van Royen-Kerkhoff A, Laxer R, Tedgard U, Cowen EW, Pham TH, Booty M, Estes JD, Sandler NG, Plass JA, Schneider R, Babyn P, El-Shanti HI, Pope E, Barron K, Bing X, Laurence A, Lee CC, Chapelle D, Clarke GI, Ohson K, Nicholson M, Gadina M, Yang B, Korman BD, Gregersen PK, van Hagen PM, Hak AE, Huizing M, Rahman P, Douek DC, Remmers EF, Kastner DL, Goldbach-Mansky R: An Autoinflammatory Disease with Deficiency of the interleukin-1 receptor antagonist. New England Journal of Medicine 2009: 360: pp 2426-2437.

Metry, D; Garzon, M; Drolet B; Frommelt, P; Haggstrom, A; Hall, J; Hess, C; Heyer G; Siegel, D; Baselga, L; Katowitz, W; Moise, L; Mancini, A; Maronn, M; Phung, T; Pope, E; Sun, G; Frieden, I: PHACE Syndrome: Current Knowledge, Future Directions. Proceedings from PHACE Syndrome Research Conference Houston, TX, USA. (published online). Pediatric Dermatology 2009.