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Miriam Weinstein

Title: Associate Staff Physician, Division of Dermatology, Department of Paediatrics
Designations: B.Sc., B.Sc.N., MD, FRCPC (Paediatrics), FRCPC (Dermatology)
Alternate Contact Name: Anna Maria Tothivan
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U of T Positions: Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics & Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Chair Positions: Chair, Continuing Professional Development Award Committee, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine & Chair, Walter W. Tunnessen Jr, MD Visiting Professor Subcommittee, Section of Dermatology, American Academy of Pediatrics

Research Positions

Project Investigator, SickKids Research Institute


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.

Dr. 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.


Dr. Weinstein has been involved in a variety of research projects. Currently she’s involved in research and quality improvement projects related to eczema management and laser therapy.

Education and experience

  • 2003: FRCPC, University of Toronto, Toronto ON, Fellowship in Dermatology
  • 2001: FRCPC, University of Toronto, Fellowship in Paediatrics, Toronto, ON
  • 1996–2000: The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Paediatric Residency. Toronto, ON
  • 1992–1996: M.D., Queen's University, Faculty of Medicine, Kingston, ON
  • 1988–1992: B.Sc. (Nursing) Honours, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON


  • 2020: Runner-Up, James C. Fallis Didactic Award for Best Grand Rounds Presentation.
  • 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.


  1. Greenspoon T, Weinstein M. An Unexplained Lesion on the Leg of a 2-year-old girl. Pediatrics in Review (2021) 42 (Supplement 2): 185–187.
  2. Weinstein, M. Itching to Know More: Overcoming Barriers to Successful Management of Atopic Dermatitis. Canadian Allergy and Immunology Today 2021; Volume 1(2).
  3. C Liy‐Wong, E Pope, M Weinstein, I Lara‐Corrales Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome: An epidemiological and clinical review of 84 cases Pediatric Dermatology 38 (1), 149-153 Dec. 2020
  4. Weinstein, M. Ask the doctor about…. “Topical Corticosteroids”  Eczema Society of Canada 2020. (Updated, 2021) 
  5. Greenspoon T, Eshtiaghi P, Weinstein, M. A case of perinevic salt-dependent aquagenic urticaria in a 9-year-old boy. European Journal of Pediatric Dermatology, 2020 

View a full list of Miriam Weinstein's publications

  • 2020–2023: Climbing the Learning Curve to Predict Dermatology Image Interpretation. Collaborator, CDF. $49,950 CAD.

  • 2012–present: Coordinator, Atopic Dermatitis School. Awarded funding through SickKids Foundation in Dec 2012 as collaborative effort for implementing an Atopic Dermatitis Teaching program.
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