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Benjamin Barankin MD, FRCPC, FAAD - Dermatologist

Dr. Benjamin Barankin combines his interest in the humanities (he is the founder & editor of with his proficiency in matters of the skin to optimize the skin care needs of his patients. He resides in Toronto with his physician wife and daughters, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, writing, playing basketball, watching movies, and traveling.

Dr. Benjamin Barankin is a board-certified Toronto dermatologist specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic care of the skin. His undergraduate university training was in Life Sciences and Psychology at Queen’s University, followed by medical school at the University of Western Ontario. Dr. Barankin then completed a five-year dermatology residency at the University of Alberta that resulted in him being awarded a fellowship in Dermatology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Benjamin Barankin is also a widely published author with more than 600 articles related to dermatology and he has gained international distinction as the author of 7 books on dermatology. He has been honoured with being voted onto the Executive Board of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) where he served the position of Secretary as well as Chair of the Membership & Awards Committee. He also serves on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals that seek his expertise. Dr. Barankin is frequently sought out by insurance companies and law firms to serve as a medical expert on their most challenging cases and independent medical examinations (IME) and independent medical assessments.

Dr. Benjamin Barankin regularly educates dermatologists, family physicians, medical trainees, and the public on matters related to the skin, hair and nails. He is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences where his research has garnered numerous awards. Dr. Barankin travels extensively to scientific meetings to stay at the cutting edge of dermatology research and technologies. In addition, his expertise is frequently sought by the Canadian press including: National Post, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Reader’s Digest, ELLE, FLARE, Sharp, Elevate, Canadian Living, Best Health, Glow, Today’s Parent, Good Times, CBC radio, Global & CTV news. In 2012, he was honoured with the Top Dermatologist Award for Toronto from

His training and expertise are in medical, surgical, laser and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Benjamin Barankin has a large medical practice treating acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), rashes, skin cancers, infections, and numerous other conditions of the skin, hair and nails.

Dr. Benjamin Barankin balances his medical expertise with a cosmetic practice where he is a recognized expert in the use of BOTOX, fillers (e.g. Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse), chemical peels, microdermabrasion (including Silkpeel DermalInfusion), sclerotherapy and lasers. Of note, Dr. Barankin performs all Botox and Filler injections himself.

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Professional Memberships:

  • Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA)
  • American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
  • International Society of Dermatology (ISD)
  • Toronto Dermatology Society (TDS)
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
  • Canadian Society for Dermatologic Surgery (CSDS)
  • Canadian Medical Association (CMA)
  • Ontario Medical Association (OMA)
  • Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • Canadian Dermatology Foundation (CDF)


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