Dr. Elena Pope

Dermatologist, Ottawa, ON

Dr. Elena Pope is a Professor in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. In 2003, she became the Head of the Section of Dermatology. Her clinical interests are in medically complex and rare pediatric dermatology diseases. Dr. Pope has instituted innovative approaches to the care of these patients by establishing/running interdisciplinary clinics in Epidermolysis Bullosa, Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, Vascular Tumors, Morphea and Genodermatoses, some of them unique to Canada and abroad. Her research interests are aligned to her clinical interests and focus on advancing the field of Paediatric Dermatology by expanding the therapeutic repertoire of common and orphan diseases, developing new outcome measures and participation and international leadership in collaborative research. Dr. Pope is committed to education in all its aspects and has been the recipient of local and international teaching and mentorship awards.

Dr. Pope has held executive leadership positions in PeDRA (Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance), is the current Committee Chair for Strategic Development of Society for Pediatric Dermatology (SPD) and Executive Board member of the International Society for Pediatric Dermatology (ISPD).