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Dr. Joel DeKoven
Dr Joel DeKoven

Consultant Dermatologist
Associate Professor

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room M1 700
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416.480.4905
Fax: 416.480.6897

Administrative Assistant: Michelle Mooney
Phone: 416.480.4908
Fax: 416.480.6897

Clinical Profile:

Dr. Joel DeKoven is a Consultant Dermatologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Manitoba in 1977 and earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1981. Dr. DeKoven worked as a full time Emergency Physician in Winnipeg from 1982 to 1984 and then completed training in both Community Medicine and Dermatology at the University of Toronto. He has Specialty designations by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in both disciplines and is a fellow of the American Board of Dermatology. As part of his training in Community Medicine, he obtained a Masters Degree of Health Sciences in Community Health and Epidemiology. Subsequently, he was the AIDS physician for the City of Toronto Department of Public Health in 1988-1989.

Dr. DeKoven joined the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital in 1992 and is currently a consultant in the Division of Dermatology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the Occupational Disease Specialty program at St. Michael’s Hospital. He was the Director of the Dermatology Residency Training Program at the University of Toronto from 1994 to 2006 and is active in Resident training both in Toronto and at the national level.

His clinical subspecialty interest focuses on the diagnosis and management of Allergic Contact Dermatitis and the evaluation of complex allergic and work-related skin disease. He is a member of CREOD, the Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Medicine, and is a consultant for the Workers Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario. He has also served on the Board of Directors of the American Contact Dermatitis Society and is the Past President of the Canadian Contact Dermatitis Society. In addition to his subspecialty focus, Dr. DeKoven has an established a busy practice in General Dermatology and Laser Therapy at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.