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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: 416-480-4908
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 and earned his medical degree from the University of Manitoba. Dr. DeKoven worked as a full time Emergency Physician in Winnipeg and then completed training in both Community Medicine and Dermatology at the University of Toronto. He has Specialty designations from 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.

Dr. DeKoven 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. For over a decade, he was the Director of the Dermatology Residency Training Program at the University of Toronto 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 select member of the North American Contact Dermatitis Group, 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 a well-established practice in General Dermatology and Laser Therapy at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.