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.
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.
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
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.
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.
HOW TO FIND US
Suite 701 - 2197 Riverside Drive
Ottawa ON K1H 7X3
PIGMENTED LESION & MELANOMA CLINIC
Phone 613.798.5555 x14689
Parkdale Clinic 4th Floor
The Ottawa Hospital
1053 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9