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Shirley Tse

Title: Program Director and Staff Rheumatologist, Division of Rheumatology
Designations: MD, FRCPC
Phone: 416-813-5828
Fax: 416-813-4989
Alternate Contact Name: Alyshia Ferdinand
Alternate Phone: 416-813-5828
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Professor, Department of Paediatrics

Research Positions

Project Investigator, Child Health Evaluative Sciences


Dr. Tse is a staff physician in the Rheumatology Division at SickKids and is currently appointed as Professor of Paediatrics, University of Toronto. Dr. Tse has also been the Program Director for the Paediatric Rheumatology Training Program since July 2007.

Dr. Tse’s clinical and research interests are focused towards juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile spondyloarthritis and in education (use of technology to teach pediatric rheumatology). Dr. Tse has a specialized juvenile spondyloathritis clinic at SickKids. Dr. Tse is one of the collaborating experts of the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) research program focusing on juvenile spondyloarthritis.


  • 2020: University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine Postgraduate Medical Education Excellence in Development/Innovation Award
  • 2019: Canadian Rheumatology Association Teacher Educator Award
  • 2015: Dafna Gladman Award for Sustained Outstanding Clinical and Educational Contribution in Rheumatology, University of Toronto.
  • 2012: Department of Paediatrics POWER Teaching Award, University of Toronto.


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