important covid-19 update

Our priority is everyone's health and safety. As per the Ministry of Health's direction we are limiting the number of people in the office at any one time and your first appointment with Dr. Beecker may be by phone. Please note that you must wear a mask at all times while in the office. Dr. Beecker will give you instructions when and how to safely move your mask if required for diagnosis or treatment. 

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About Dr. Beecker

Dr. Beecker is a Royal College-certified dermatologist, who is fully-trained and certified in 3 separate medical specialties: Dermatology, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. In addition, she earned American Board-certification as a dermatologist by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Beecker is active Staff Dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor at The University of Ottawa. The range of conditions in which Dr. Beecker holds expertise includes medical dermatology, skin cancer, as well as cosmetic dermatology.



Dr. Beecker is a national expert in skin cancer detection and prevention. She is Vice President of the Canadian Dermatology Association and the Research Director for the Division of Dermatology at The Ottawa Hospital.  Dr. Beecker founded the Pigmented Lesion and Melanoma Clinic at The Ottawa Hospital academic teaching centre. She is the only dermatologist in Canada using this specialized equipment at a teaching hospital. Dr. Beecker trains medical residents and medical students in these clinics, as well as the in General Dermatology Clinics.  Dr. Beecker was selected to be a National Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, to examine dermatology residents graduating and attempting to obtain Canadian certification as a dermatologist.



As Director of Research at The Ottawa Hospital Division of Dermatology Division and a Clinical Investigator in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), Dr. Beecker conducts and supervises many research studies, and has multiple publications in the medical literature. She is invited to lecture about dermatology locally, nationally, and internationally. She is frequently interviewed by the media, especially on topics such as sun protection and skin cancer.



In 2020 Dr Beecker was awarded the prestigious “President’s Cup Award” by the Canadian Dermatology Association for the second time having also received this award in 2016. Dr. Beecker was awarded the Canadian Dermatology Association Residents and Fellows Society Clinical Teaching Award in 2013, and was nominated for the 2013 PAIRO (Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Ontario) Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards. She has received numerous other awards, including grants for research studies to improve medical care for dermatology patients.


Dermatology Leadership:

  • Vice-President, Board of Directors, Canadian Dermatology Association

  • Past Secretary, Board of Directors, Canadian Dermatology Association

  • Clinical Investigator in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)

  • Past Chair of the Sun Awareness Program Committee, Canadian Dermatology Association

  • Ontario Medical Association, Section of Dermatology, Executive 

  • PhD Thesis Advisory Committee Member: MD/PhD Candidate

  • Ontario Sun Safety Working Group member

  • Faculty Advisor for Sun and Skin Safety for Youth Committee (SaSSY)

  • The National Capital Skin Disease Foundation, Director

  • National Co-Chair of “Dermatology for non-Dermatologists”

  • World Congress of Dermatology Global Celebration Committee

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Dermatology Examiner

  • Research Director, Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital 

  • Sun Awareness Working Group, Canadian Dermatology Association

  • The Patient Quality and Safety Committee, The Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, 2011-2016

  • Residency Selection Committee, Division of Dermatology, The Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital

  • Residency Program Committee, Division of Dermatology, The Department of Medicine, The Ottawa Hospital, 2014-2016

  • The Division of Dermatology Lead for instituting Morbidity and Mortality Rounds, 2012-2016

  • Volunteer dermatologist for “Melanoma Monday”: screening members of Parliament and the Senate, annually



Medical Dermatology

Dr. Beecker is a Dermatology Specialist who practices medical dermatology at her private office and at the Civic Hospital Parkdale Clinic. A referral from your Doctor is required to get an appointment with Dr. Beecker at either of these locations.

Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Beecker provides cosmetic dermatology services, such as Botox or filler injections. Please call her private office directly for an appointment.

Pigmented Lesion Clinic

Dr. Beecker's Pigmented Lesion clinic is a sub-specialty clinic. A referral from a dermatologist is required for an appointment. 


Phone 613.523.4921

1919 Riverside Drive

Suite 305

Ottawa ON K1H 1A2




Phone 613.523.4921

Suite 701 - 2197 Riverside Drive

Ottawa ON K1H 7X3


Phone 613.798.5555 x14689


Parkdale Clinic 4th Floor

Civic Campus 

The Ottawa Hospital

1053 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9