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About Sickkids
About SickKids

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

The Hospital for Sick Children
Associate Staff Physician, Dermatology
Paediatric Medicine

Research Institute
Project Investigator
Research Institute

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Paediatrics

Associate Professor
Faculty of Medicine

Other Positions

Queen's University
Pediatrics
Adjunct Professor

St. Joseph's Hospital
Consultant

North York General Hospital
Consultant

Kingston Health Sciences Centre
Consultant


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

Brief Biography

Dr. Miriam Weinstein received her BSc from the University of British Columbia, a BScN in Nursing from the University of Toronto and her MD from Queen’s University.  She trained in Paediatrics and Dermatology at the University of Toronto receiving her FRCPC in both specialties. She is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and a Staff Physician at the Hospital for Sick Children and has a variety of community practices in paediatric dermatology as well. She has developed and runs the dermatology laser program at SickKids and the eczema educational program for patients.  

She is involved in educational administration and was an Examiner at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 6 years. She currently chairs the Continuing Professional Development Awards Committee for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  

She is active on committees and boards for many organizations including the Canadian Dermatology Association, Pediatrics in Review Editorial Board, the American Academy of Pediatrics and recently joined the International Eczema Council. She has a passion for teaching and lectures extensively from the local to international level.

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

External Funding

1. The Impact of Skin Camouflage on the Quality of Life of Children with Skin Disease and their Parents. Salsberg J, Pope E, Weinstein MG, Shear N: Canadian Dermatology Foundation ($5,000: 2011 - 2014).  COLL

2. Nadolol for proliferating infantile hemangiomas: a prospective open label study.  Chakkittakandiyil A, Weinstein M, Pope E: Paediatric Consultants, Hospital for Sick Children ($10,000, 2009) CoPI

3. Nadolol for proliferating infantile hemangiomas: a prospective open label study.  Chakkittakandiyil A, Weinstein M, Pope E: PSI Foundation ($31,000, 2009)  CoPI

4. Exploring the Impact of Atopic Dermatitis on the Social Relationships of Canadian Adolescents.  Armstrong K, Weinstein M: Eczema Society of Canada ($750, 2008) PI

5. Colonization with community acquired Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children with atopic dermatitis: A cross sectional study.  Pope E, Balma-Mena A, Lara-Corrales I, Weinstein M, Richardson E: Canadian Dermatology Foundation ($10,000, 2008 - 2009) COLL

6. The efficacy of Trimethoprim in wound healing of patients with epidermolysis bullosa: A randomized double blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over pilot study.  Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Weinstein M, Parkin P, Sibbald G: Canadian Dermatology Foundation ($10,000, 2007 - 2009) COLL

7. The efficacy of trimethoprim in wound healing of patients with epidermolysis bullosa: A randomized double blinded, placebo-controlled, cross-over pilot study.  Pope E, Lara-Corrales I, Weinstein M, Parkin P, Sibbald G: DEBRA Canada ($10,000, 2006 - 2008) COLL

8. Complementary medicine in Canadian pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis: A cross sectional survey.  Redlick F, Pope E, Weinstein M: Canadian Dermatology Foundation ($10,000, 2006 - 2008) PI

9. International registry for paediatric cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: a longitudinal, prospective, observation study of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in the paediatric population.  Pope E, Weinstein M, Weitzman S, Taylor G: University of Toronto Dean's Fund New Staff Grants ($10,000, 2004 - 2009) COL

10. International registry for paediatric cutaneous T-cell lymphoma: a longitudinal, prospective, observation study of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma in the paediatric population.  Pope E, Weinstein M, Weitzman S, Taylor G: Canadian Dermatology Foundation ($10,000, 2004 - 2009) COL

Achievements

2017
Teaching Excellence Award, Paediatric Resident Lecture Series (PeRLS)

2015
Marvin Gerstein award for teaching
Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children

2014
2012-2013 Colin R. Woolf Award for Teaching Excellence in Continuing Professional Development
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

2013
Robert Hilliard Award for Excellence in Paediatric Medicine Education,
The Hospital for Sick Children.  

2011
Third Place, Poster Award. Society for Pediatric Dermatology 37th Annual Meeting
Baltimore, Maryland

Publications

A list of publications for Dr. Miriam Weinstein can be found on Google Scholar

Intellectual Property

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