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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Elena Pope, MD, MSc, FRCPC

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

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Chair Positions

PeDRA (Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance)
Chair, Communication Committee

Other Positions

Textbook of Pediatric Dermatology
Associate Editor

PeDRA (Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance)
Executive Member

PeDRA (Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance)
Board Member


Fax: 416-813-7909
Alternate Contact: Carly Ramirez
Alternate Phone: 416-813-7654 ext. 224577

For more information, visit:

iscoREB

For clinical matters please call 416-813-7384

Brief Biography

Dr. Elena Pope is an academic paediatrician with over 15 years pf special expertise in paediatric skin disorders, involved in all aspects of clinical, education and research pertaining to the specialty. Special interest in rare, orphan diseases that require team collaboration and innovative clinical and research approaches. Created/co-created and has led specialized clinics in rare vascular tumors, epidermolysis bullosa, genodermatoses, morphea and cutaneous lymphoma. Involved in teaching at all levels and research that stems from clinical interests.  

Academic Background

2009 – 2012
Postgraduate Diploma, Clinical Trials Program
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

2000 – 2001
Fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

1999
FRCPC, Fellowship in Paediatrics
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada, Ottawa, ON

1999
Diplomate
American Board of Paediatrics

1999 – 2000
Associate Chief Resident
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

1996 – 1999
Resident
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON

1995
MSc. Pharmacology
The University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

1984 – 1990
M.D., The Institute of Medicine and Pharmacy
Bucharest, Romania

Research Interests

Therapeutic interventions including clinical trials in common and uncommon paediatric skin disorders
Observational studies
Outcome measure development

External Funding

1. The Efficacy and Safety of AVC-516942 (3% Cannabidiol) Cream in Patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa: A Phase II/III trial, Pope E, Lara-Corrales I. Avicanna, Canada. ($238, 195 CAN, December 2018) PI

2. Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinical Characterization and Outcomes Database.  Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Lee M. EB Medical Research Foundation, ($12,767 CAN; July 2018) PI

3. Prospective study to assess the utility and validity of a chromameter in the assessment of infantile hemangiomas.  Canadian Dermatology Foundation Research Grant.  Pope, Bahrani B Canadian Dermatology Foundation.  ($5000.00; June 2018) PI

4. A Double-blind, Randomized, Cross-over, Multi-center, Feasibility Trial of Pregabalin for the treatment of RDEB-associated neuropathic pain and itch.  Pope E, Lara-Corrales I. EB Research Partnership.  ($125,000 CAN; January 2018). PI.

5. Feasibility study on the production of skin substitutes from revertant gene corrected cell from DEB patients. Germain L, Pope E, Caruso M: EB Research Partnership and Epidermolysis Medical Research Foundation. ($197,505 CAN; Mar 2018) Co-PI

6. Esophageal Strictures in Epidermolysis Bullosa Patients: Incidence, Management Strategies and Patient Outcomes. Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Liy Wong C: EB Research Partnership  ($41,422 USD, 2016-2018) PI

7. Feasibility study on the production of skin substitutes from revertant gene corrected cell from DEB  patients. Germain L, Caruso M, Pope E: EB Research Partnership and Epidermolysis Medical Research Foundation. ($171,412 CAD, 2016-2018) Co-PI

8. Onreltea (Brimonidine 0.33%) Gel in pediatric Patients with Capillary Malformation; A Prospective,  Open-Label Cohort Study., Pope E, Lara-Corrales I: Galderma Laboratories, L.P. ($295,073.00 CAD,  (2016-2018) PI

9. Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinical Characterization and Outcomes Database.  Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Lee M. EB Medical Research Foundation, ($7,684.58 USD; September 2017) PI

10. Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinical Characterization and Outcomes Database.  Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Lee M. EB Medical Research Foundation, ($11,000 USD; Dec 2016) PI

Achievements

2015 - 2016 Bernice Rose Krafchik Teaching Award for Outstanding Clinical Teaching, Faculty of Medicine, Dermatology

2011 Clinical Excellence Award, Division of Paediatric Medicine, 30-year Celebration of Excellence, Hospital for Sick Children

2011 American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatological Society Mentorship Award

Publications

A listing of Dr. Elena Pope's publications is available on PubMed

Intellectual Property

iscorEB  (instrument for scoring outcome of research for epidermolysis bullosa)