Dermatology: Recent Appointments & Awards

Jan 13, 2020

Congratulations to the following Division of Dermatology members:


Afsaneh Alavi

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Staff Dermatologist, Women's College Hospital
Director, Wound Healing Fellowship, Women’s College Hospital

Symposium for Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances (SHSA), 2019 SHSA Award
Dr. Afsaneh Alavi received the prestigious SHSA Award at the 4th Annual Symposium on Hidradenitis Suppurativa Advances for her dedication to improving HS patient care and groundbreaking contributions to bringing the HS community together. Some of the 'firsts' that earned Dr. Alavi this award include: founding the Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation (CHSF) in 2015 and serving as its President for over a year; being the main editor of the first JAAD supplement on HS in 2015; chairing the first World Congress of Dermatology Global HS meeting in Vancouver in 2016, and starting the annual SHSA, the first north American meeting for HS. The award is also a testament to her skills as clinician, clinical trialist, researcher, and teacher - congratulations Dr. Alavi!


Trevor Champagne

Lecturer, University of Toronto
Staff Dermatologist & Clinician in Quality and Innovation, Women's College Hospital

University of Toronto, Assistant Professor, Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Trevor Champagne has been promoted from the rank of Lecturer to Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. We congratulate Dr. Champagne on this tribute to his academic achievements and contributions to the Department of Medicine!


Cheryl Rosen

Professor, University of Toronto
Head of Dermatology, UHN/Toronto Western Hospital
Staff Dermatologist, Women's College Hospital

Melanoma Network of Canada, 2019 Sean Faught Change-Maker Award

Congratulations to Dr. Cheryl Rosen, who received the 2019 Sean Faught Change-Maker Award from the Melanoma Network of Canada at their first annual 'Cover Up for Melanoma' Masquerade Gala. The event raised over $125,00 for melanoma research, prevention, patient support programs and advocacy. Dr. Rosen was recognized for her strong leadership and service for prevention of melanoma and skin cancers. Dr. Rosen's research interest is in public education for skin cancer prevention and she was formerly the National Director of the Canadian Dermatology Association’s Sun Awareness Program and is a current member in the Ontario Sun Safety Working Group. Congratulations again, Dr. Rosen - very well deserved!