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Dr. Sandy Skotnicki
Dr. Sandy Skotnicki
Dermatologist, St. Michael’s Hospital, Canada
“I love medicine and, in particular, dermatology. My passion is education about allergies, irritation, and skin care. It’s a great pleasure to positively impact someone’s life for the better and, even more importantly, to supply them with correct scientific information, especially in this age of disinformation.”
Areas of expertise
  • Dermatology
  • Allergy medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Beauty habits
“I really admire what Flo is doing to improve lives with free educational content that is medically sound. It’s a great pleasure to work with an organization of young, passionate individuals who hold my ideals of education and high scientific rigor.”
— Dr. Sandy Skotnicki
  • University of Toronto – Assistant professor of dermatology, since 1997
  • St. Michael’s Hospital – Dermatologist, since 2000
  • Bay Dermatology Centre – Founding director, since 2006
  • Triage – Medical advisor, since 2016
  • Hims & Hers – Medical advisor, since 2019
  • University of Ottawa – Residency in dermatology, chief resident in final year, 1993–1997
  • University of Toronto – Medical degree, graduated with highest honors, 1993 
  • Bachelor of Science in microbiology and immunology, 1989
Awards and achievements
  • Several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals
  • Regularly contributes to medical journals and provides commentary on skin allergies to media outlets such as Flare, Glow, Elle Canada, Toronto Life Fashion, Zomer, Chatelaine, Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail, and CBC Radio
Academic memberships
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology
  • Member of the Canadian Medical Association, Canadian Dermatology Association, American Dermatology Association, and American Contact Dermatitis Society
  • Past board member of the Canadian Dermatology Association
Appearances and publications in other media
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, vol. 18, no. 12, pp. 221–25.,
01 Dec 2019
Clinical Insights about the Role of pH in Acne
Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 23–31.,
01 Jan 2012
Pathway to Dry Skin Prevention and Treatment
Advances in Skin and Wound Care, vol. 25, no. 8, pp. 371–80.,
01 Aug 2012
Diagnosis and Treatment of Hand Dermatitis
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