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Alexandra Pennal

Title: Staff Physician, Division of Paediatric Dermatology
Designations: MD, FRCPC
Pronouns: she/her
Alternate Contact Name: Anna Maria Tothivan
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U of T Positions: Assistant Professor, Division of Paediatric Dermatology, Department of Paediatrics

Hospital Positions

  • Co-Director, Atopic Dermatitis Clinic
  • Divisional Morbidity and Mortality Chair, Division of Paediatric Dermatology
  • Quality Improvement Lead, Division of Paediatric Dermatology

Research Positions

Project Investigator, SickKids Research Institute

Learning Positions

Paediatric Resident Coordinator, Department of Paediatrics


Dr. Alexandra Pennal is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a Staff Physician in the Division of Paediatric Dermatology at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). After completing a paediatrics residency through the University of Toronto, Pennal pursued a two-year paediatric dermatology fellowship at SickKids. Current research and clinical interests include, atopic dermatitis, novel treatment and assessment strategies for vascular malformations and tumors, and the use of telemedicine in dermatology. Pennal is very active in, and enjoys medical education.

Education and experience

  • 2014–2018: Clinical Fellowship, Paediatric Dermatolgy, Department of Paediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, Canada 
  • 2010–2014: Residency Program, Paediatrics, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON Canada 



2023–2026: Reducing Barriers and Improving Access to Pediatric Dermatology in Northern Ontario – A QI project.  Principal Investigator Paediatric Consultants Creative Partnership Grant for Creative Professional Activity $8667.00 CAD   

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