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Elena Pope, MD

Toronto, Ontario

Elena Pope, MD

Academic Pediatrician


Elena Pope, MD is an academic pediatrician with over 15 years of specialist expertise in pediatric skin disorders. She has been involved in all aspects of clinical and educational research pertaining to these conditions. Dr. Pope is the Head of Dermatology, Pediatric Medicine Division at the Hospital for Sick Children, corporately branded as SickKids, in Canada. She holds a special interest in rare, orphan diseases that require team collaboration and innovative clinical approaches. Dr. Pope has been key in the setting up of specialized clinics for rare vascular tumors, epidermolysis bullosa, genodermatoses, morphea, and cutaneous lymphoma. She is involved in teaching at all levels and heavily invested in research stemming from her clinical interests.

Education and Training

  • Faculty of Pediatrics, Institute of Medicine and Pharmacology, Bucharest, Romania, 1984 - 1990
  • M.Sc., Pharmacology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1994–1995
  • MD, Ontario International Medical Graduate Program, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1995–1996
  • FRCPC Paediatric Fellowship, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1999
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Dermatology, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2000–2001
  • Postgraduate Diploma, Clinical Trials Program, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom, 2009–2012

Professional Highlights

  • Honorary Member, Canadian Dermatology Association, 2019
  • Course Director, Society for Paediatric Dermatology Annual Meeting, Toronto 2019–2021
  • Chair, Strategic Committee, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, 2019–2022
  • Chair, Pediatric Dermatology Research Alliance (PeDRA), 2017–Present


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