Dr. Miriam Weinstein received her B.Sc. 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 (SickKids), and has a variety of community practices in paediatric dermatology as well.
Weinstein’s clinical interests include atopic dermatitis, laser therapy, sun protection and skin cancer prevention. 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 six years. She currently chairs the Continuing Professional Development Awards Committee for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
She has been active on committees and boards for many organizations including the Canadian Dermatology Association, Pediatrics in Review Editorial Board, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the International Eczema Council. She has a passion for teaching and lectures extensively from the local to international level.
Weinstein has been involved in a variety of research projects. Most recently, her team looked at sun protection practices in patients with different background skin tones. Currently, they’re examining different types of sedation for young children receiving laser therapy.
Education and experience
- 1988–1992: B.Sc. (Nursing) Honours, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
- 1992–1996: M.D., Queen's University, Faculty of Medicine, Kingston, ON
- 1996–2000: The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Paediatric Residency. Toronto, ON
- 2001: FRCPC, University of Toronto, Fellowship in Paediatrics, Toronto, ON
- 2003: FRCPC, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Fellowship in Dermatology
- 2017: Award for Teaching Excellence for the Paediatric Resident Lecture Series (PeRLS). .
- 2015: Marvin Gerstein award for teaching; 2015 Department of Paediatric Annual Awards Day Celebration. The Hospital for Sick Children.
- 2012–2013: Colin R. Woolf Awards for Teaching Excellence in Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
- 2013: Robert Hilliard Award for Excellence in Paediatric Medicine Education, Hospital for Sick Children.
- 2011: Third Place, Poster Award, Society for Pediatric Dermatology 37th Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Ashton R, Weinstein, M. Acne Vulgaris in the Pediatric Patient. Pediatrics in Review. Nov 2019; 577-587. SRA
- Bishara M, Jiaravuthisan, M, Weinstein, M. A 13-Year-Old Presenting with Recurrent Angioma Serpiginosum. J Cutan Med Surg. 2018 Sept/Oct; 22(5): 511-513. SRA
- Yu, AM, Ito, S, Leibson, T, Lavi, S, Fu, LW, Weinstein, M, Skotnicki, SM. Pediatric Wells syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis) after vaccination: A case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Dermatol. 2018 Sep; 35(5): e262-e264. SRA
- Mazurek M, Banihani R, Wong J, Weinstein M, Alnutayfi A, Etoom Y. Uncomplicated Neonatal Linear IgA Bullous Dermatosis: A Case Report. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 2018 Jul/Aug; 22(4): 431-434. COLL
- Ashton R, Wong K, Weinstein M. Pediatric Lip Adhesion following Bullous Erythema Multiforme and Review of Similar Oral Complications. Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. 2018; Jul/Aug; 22(4): 427-430. SRA
- 2012–present: Coordinator, Atopic Dermatitis School. Awarded funding through SickKids Foundation in Dec 2012 as collaborative effort for implementing an Atopic Dermatitis Teaching program.