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Shirley Tse

Title: Program Director and Staff Physician, Division of Rheumatology
Designations: MD, FRCPC
Alternate Contact Name: Kamela Ramlackhan
Alternate Phone: 416-813-5828
Alternate Email:
U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics

Research Positions

Project Investigator
Child Health Evaluative Sciences


In 2003, Dr. Tse joined the Rheumatology Division and is currently appointed as Associate Professor.  Tse has also been the Program Director for the Pediatric Rheumatology Training Program since July 2007. Tse’s clinical and research interests are focused towards juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile spondyloarthritis and in education (development of innovative methods of teaching pediatric rheumatology). Tse has a specialized juvenile spondyloarthritis clinic at SickKids. 


Tse’s research interests are focused on juvenile idiopathic arthritis, juvenile spondyloarthritis (diagnosis, classification, outcomes, radiologic imaging, and treatment) and in education (development of innovative methods of teaching pediatric rheumatology).


  • 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 Pediatrics POWER Teaching Award, University of Toronto.


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