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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Miriam Weinstein, BSc.N, MD, FRCPC (Paediatrics), FRCPC (Dermatology)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Staff Physician, Section of Dermatology
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine

Other Positions

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2010 - 2015, Examination Board in Dermatology

Fax: 416-813-7909
Email: miriam.weinstein@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Carly Ramirez
Alternate Phone: 416-813-8185
Alternate Fax: 416-813-7909
Alternate Email: carly.ramirez@sickkids.ca

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Brief Biography

Dr. Miriam Weinstein received her Fellowship in Paediatrics from the University of Toronto in 2001 and Dermatology in 2003. She is an Associate Professor at the university and a staff physician at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).

She is a member of the University of Toronto, Division of Dermatology Postgraduate Residency Committee and is Ethics Co-ordinator for the Dermatology Residency Program.  She has set up an extensive Paediatric Dermatology Fellowship Program at SickKids for which she is the Director.

Dr. Weinstein has many teaching commitments yearly and is the co-organizer of the biannual CME accredited Paediatric Dermatology Update conference at SickKids.

In addition, she is involved in numerous research endeavours, and is a Project Investigator at the SickKids Research Institute.

Academic Background

M.D., Queen's University, Faculty of Medicine
Kingston, ON

FRCPC, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Fellowship in Dermatology

FRCPC, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
Fellowship in Paediatrics

Research Interests

Atopic Dermatitis 

Vascular Lesions


Laser Therapy

Sun Protection

Skin Cancer Prevention


Alvin Jacobs Resident/Fellow Research Award:  Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting 2007: Lansang P, Weinstein M, Pope E: Growth outcomes of infants with hemangiomas treated with systemic steroids.  2007

James C. Fallis Teaching Award, Invited Speaker, Division of Paediatric Emergency Medicine.  2008

Best Research Award:  Annual Dermatology Residents' Research Day: Redlick F, Pope E, Weinstein M:  Complementary medicine in Canadian pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis: A cross sectional survey.  2008

Third Place, Poster Award: Society for Pediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting: Ho NTC, Pope E, Weinstein M, Greenberg S, Webster C, Stephens D, Krafchik BR: A randomized prospective double-blind placebo-controlled clinical study........in the treatment of paediatric vitiligo.  2008

Resident/Fellow Award:  Society for Pediatric Dermatology 35th Annual Meeting 2009, Philadelphia USA: Balma-Mena A, Weinstein M, Pope E: Colonization with Community Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Children with Atopic Dermatitis: A Cross Sectional Study.  2009


Akikusa J, Weinstein M, Laxer R: Clinical Images: Pachydermodactyly.  Arthritis and Rheumatism 2005: 52 (3): pp 990.  

Akikusa J, Weinstein M, Laxer R: Reply: Letter to Editor (Comment on Clinical Images: Pachydermodactyly).  Arthritis and Rheumatism 2005: 52 (9): pp 2953-2954.  

Kwinter J, Weinstein M: Plica neuropathica: Novel presentation of a rare disease.  Clinical and Experimental Dermatology 2006: 31: pp 790-792.  

Kwinter J, Bargman H, Weinstein M: Psoriasiform lesions and abscesses as initial manifestations of severe hypothyroidism in a previously healthy 15-year-old girl.  Pediatric Dermatology 2007: 24(3): pp 321-333.  

Pope E, Krafchik BR, Macarthur C, Stempak D, Stephens D, Weinstein M, Ho N, Baruchel S: Oral versus high dose pulse corticosteorids in problematic hemangiomas of infancy: A randomized controlled trial.  Pediatrics 2007: 119(6): pp 1239-1247.  

Weinstein M: Non-Pharmacologic Management of Atopic Dermatitis.  Skin Therapy Letter (Family Practice Edition) 2009: 5: pp 4-7.  

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.  

Cheng WS, AlSaffar H, Weinstein M, Kitai I: Sporotrichoid-like Tuberculosis.  Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2009: 28 (12): pp 1135-6.  

Ryan C, Price V, John P, Mahant S, Baruchel S, Brandao L, Blanchette V, Pope E, Weinstein M: Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon: a single centre experience (epub ahead of print). European Journal of Haematology 2009: 84: pp 97-104.  

Intellectual Property

Weinstein M: Atopic dermatitis.  In:  Therapeutic Choices 5th Edition (Gray J, ed).  Canadian Pharmacists Association, Ottawa 2006: pp 1069-1076.