SANDY SKOTNICKI-GRANT, MD

Bay Dermatology  Centre

# 536 – 790 Bay Street
Toronto, ON, M5G 1N8, Canada

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Curriculum Vitae
 

A. DATE CURRICULM VITAE PREPARED: February 5, 2010

B. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

1. Degrees/Diplomas:

1989 University of Toronto, Department of Immunology and Microbiology

Bachelor of Science with distinction

1993 University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Medical School (1989- 1993)
Doctor of Medicine- MD

1994 The Medical Council of Canada Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada- LMCC

1997 National Board of Medical Examiners, USA Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology

1997 The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialist Certificate,
Certified in Dermatology, FRCPC

2. Postgraduate Training

1993-1997 University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology
Dermatology Residency Program

1996-1997 University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology Residency Program- Chief Resident

3. Employment/Appointments

University Appointment:

2009 Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology

Hospital Appointments:

2002 Staff Physician, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, St. Michaels Hospital, Toronto, Ontario

1999 Staff Physician, Department of Dermatology Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto, Canada

1999 Staff Physician, Department of Dermatology, Woman’s College Hospital, Toronto, Canada

Professional Appointments

2009 Canadian Dermatology Association- Board Member

2007 Expert Health Practitioner- WSIAT- Workers Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal

2004 Member- CREOD Centre for Research Expertise in Occupational Disease

A collaborative program of the University of Toronto, St Michael’s Hospital and the Workers Safety and Insurance Board Of Ontario.

2002 Physician- ODSP Occupational Disease Specialty Program. A WSIB funded program operating within the St. Michaels Occupational and Environmental Health Department

2002 Physician- The Gage Occupational and Environmental Health Unit. A collaborative
effort of the Department of Public Health Sciences and Department of Occupational and Environmental Health at St. Michael’s Hospital.

2002 Physician- Workers Safety and Insurance Board

4. Honors

Alpha Omega Society Award- For honor standing throughout medical School. University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, 1993.

Medical Alumni Association Proficiency Scholarship- For high academic standing,
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, 1993.

Walter F. Watkins Scholarship- for high academic standing in third year medicine
University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine, 1992.

The Lillian Massey Treble Medal in Life Sciences- awarded to highest academic achievement
in specialist program, University of Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1989

The Eda Snider Graduating Scholarship- for high academic standing, University of Victoria
College, University of Toronto, 1989

The Alumni of Victoria College Award- for high academic standing and contribution to
University athletics, University of Victoria College, University of Toronto, 1989.

University of Toronto Admission Scholarship, University of Toronto, 1985.

5. Professional Activities

Departmental

Residents Committee- Department of Occupational and Environmental Health St. Michaels’s Hospital, 2003-2005

Professional

Medical Reviewer- College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada January 2008- ongoing
Quarterly Contributor- Allergic Living Magazine 2007- present

Ethics Committee- Canadian Dermatology Association July 2006-present

Nominating Committee- American Contact Dermatitis Society March 2006-present

Selection Committee- American Contact Dermatitis Society March 2006-present

Canadian Dermatology Spokesperson for the companies Curel, Jergens and Biore 2006-present

MOLTH- Ministry of Long Term Health, Hand Hygiene Task Force 2007

Journal Reviewer, Dermatitis -Journal of American Contact Dermatitis Society 2008-present

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Dermatology since 1994

Canadian Dermatology Association since 1997

American Contact Dermatitis Society since 1998

Toronto Dermatology Association since 1998
 

C. ACADEMIC HISTORY

1. Research Endeavors

Occupational Contact Dermatitis and the use of Non-Standard Allergens for Patch Testing

• Senior Responsible Author: Review of Occupational Disease Specialty Program referrals and the utility of expanded occupational patch test trays and non-standard custom allergen testing.
(Co-principle author- Danielle Gordon) 2008- ongoing.

Occupational Disease Specialty Program- five years experience

• Collaborator: To review the experience over five years with a multidisciplinary model of care for workers with suspect work-related skin disease. (Collaborators: Linn Holness, Joel Dekoven, Melanie Pratt) 2008

Return to Work Experience in the Occupational Disease Specialty Program
• Collaborator: Study reviewing the return to work RTW resources in our multidisciplinary team model of care ( Collaborators: Lin Holness, Joel Dekoven, Irena Kudla) 2008

Heath services utilization prior to presentation for patch testing
• Collaborator: Study to describe existing knowledge about health services utilization by
workers with suspected Contact Dermatitis or Occupational Contact Dermatitis and to
characterize health services utilization by individuals with possible Contact dermatitis before presentation for patch testing. (Collaborators: Linn Holness, Tiffany Kwok, Joel Dekoven) 2008

Non-Standardized Patch Testing
• Principle Author: Establishing protocols for non-standardized patch testing to occupational raw materials in both diluted and open forms. 2007-ongoing

Repeat Mechanical Trauma to the hands: the use of Anti-Impaction Gel Gloves for
Treatment and Prevention
• Principle Author: A study investigating the treatment and prevention of repeat mechanical
trauma to the hand resulting in Frictional Hand Dermatitis, a form of Occupational Irritant
Contact. 2004- Ongoing.

A systematic review of treatments for contact dermatitis
• Collaborator: A review of treatments for contact dermatitis. (Senior Responsible Author
Joan Saary. Collaborators: Roohi Qureshi, Valerie Palda, Melanie Pratt, Joel Dekoven, Linn Holness. 2005

2. Research Awards

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Contract Research
2004-2005, $50,000.00
Collaborator: Critical literature review of treatment of dermatitis,
Principle Author: Joan Saary. Collaborators: Roohi Qureshi, Valerie Palda, Melanie Pratt, JoelDekoven, Linn Holness.

Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Research Grant
2004, $10,000 For general research in the area of Occupational Contact Dermatitis

3. Patents awarded - none

4. PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Publications

Kwok, Tiffany, Arrandale, Victoria, Skotnicki-Grant, Sandra. Repeated Mechanical trauma to the
hands: the use of anti-impaction gloves for treatment and return to work.
Dermatitis 20 (5) 278- 83, 2009 Oct.  Principle Author

Donovan J, Skotnicki-Grant. Allergic Contact Dermatitis from formaldehyde textile resins in
surgical uniforms and nonwoven textile masks. Dermatitis. 18(1): 40-4, 2007 Mar.
Principle Author

Saary J, Qureshi R, Palda V. Dekoven J, Pratt M, Skotnicki-Grant S, Holness L. A systematic
review of contact dermatitis treatment and prevention. Journal of the American Academy of
Dermatology. 53(5):845, 2005 Nov.
Collaborator

Skotnicki S, Pratt MD. Occupational dermatitis to ultraviolet-cured acrylic-based inks in computer
hard disc manufacturing. American Journal of Contact Dermatitis. 9(3):179-81, 1998 Sep.
Co-Principal Author

Non-Refereed Publications:

Skotnicki-Grant S. Report for Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal
Discussion paper on Allergic Contact Dermatitis vs. Irritant Contact Dermatitis. To be posted on
the WSIAT website. Sept, 2008
Principle Author

Skotnicki-Grant S. Therapeutic Advances in Topical Acne Agents. Skin Therapy Letter, Family
Practice Edition, Volume 4, Nov 3, June 2008, p 4-5
Principle Author

Skotnicki-Grant S. Patch Testing and its Chemicals. Allergy and Asthma, Spring, 2006 pp17-21.
Principle Author

Published Abstracts

Tiffany Kwok, Sandy Skotnicki-Grant. Contact Dermatitis by Proxy: A Criminal Cause of MCI/MI
Allergy. Dermatitis, Vol 20, No 4, July/Aug, 2009: pp 223-237.
Co-principle author

Miller-Monthrope Y, Skotnicki-Grant S. Epoxy Dermatitis in the Workplace: What Standard
Patch tests may be missing. Dermatitis, Vol 19, Issue 03, June, pp 164-178.
 Co-principle author

Howell BG, Skotnicki-Grant, S. Two Concurrent Cases of Occupational Allergic Contact
Dermatitis to Phenol Formaldehyde Resin Adhesives in the wood manufacturing Industry: The
Use of Open Patch Testing to Raw Material. Dermatitis, Vol 19, Issue 03, June, pp 164-178.
Co-principle author

Donovan J, Kudla I, Holness L, Skotnicki-Grant S. Skin Reactions Following use of N95 Facial
Masks, Dermatitis, Vol 18, issue 02, June 103-119.
Co-principle author

Skotnicki-Grant S. Airborne Contact Dermatitis to Advanced Epoxy Composites in Hockey Stick
Manufacturing. Industrial Accident and Prevention Association Conference 2006, Health and
Safety Canada poster abstracts online at
www.iapa.con.ca.
Principle author

Manuscripts submitted for publication

Holness L, Dekoven J, Skotnicki-Grant S, Pratt M, Dilworth L, Kudla I, Gomes P, Wozniak G.
The Occupational Disease Specialty Program- five years experience (Manuscript submitted to
Dermatitis)
Collaborator

E. PRESENTATIONS AND SPECIAL LECTURES

1. Papers presented at meetings and symposia

Skotnicki-Grant S. The Chronic Effects of Repeated Mechanical Trauma to the skin and the use
of Anti-impaction gloves for prevention and treatment. American Academy of Dermatology Annual
meeting, Occupational Contact Dermatitis Symposia, Miami, March 2010.

Holness DL, Harniman E, Dekoven J, Skotnicki-Grant S, Beaton D, Nixon R, Switzer-McIntyre.
Hand Dermatitis. American Contact Dermatitis Annual meeting, Miami, March 2010.

Gomez P, Kudla I, Wozniak G, Dekoven J, Skotnicki-Grant S, Holness DL. Return to work
experience of contact patients in the Occupational Disease Specialty Program. OEESC 2009,
Edinburgh, June 2009.

Tiffany Kwok, Skotnicki-Grant S. The Chronic Effects of Repeated Mechanical Trauma to the
skin and the use of Anti-Impaction gloves for prevention and treatment. Canadian Dermatology
Annual Meeting, Vancouver June 2009.

Skotnicki-Grant S. The Chronic Effects of Repeated Mechanical Trauma to the skin and the use
of Anti-Impaction gloves for prevention and treatment. Contact Dermatitis, Blending Science with
best practice, Montreal, August, 2008.

Holness L, Dekoven J, Skotnicki-Grant S, Pratt M, Dilworth L, Kudla I, Gomes P, Wozniak G.
The Occupational Disease Specialty Program- five years experience. Contact Dermatitis,
Blending Science with best practice, Montreal, August, 2008.

Gomes P, Kudla I, Wozniak G, Dekoven J, Skotnicki-Grant S, Holness L. Return to Work
Experience in the Occupational Specialty Program. Contact Dermatitis, Blending Science with
best practice, Montreal, August, 2008.

Donovan J, Kudla I, Holness L, Skotnicki-Grant S. Skin Reactions following use of N95 masks.
American Contact Dermatitis Society Annual meeting, San Francisco, 2007.

Holness L, Dekoven J, Skotnicki-Grant S, Pratt M, Nethercott JN. Occupational Disease
Specialty Clinic- a new model of care. American Contact Dermatitis Society Annual meeting,
Washington DC, February, 2004.

Saary J, Qureshi R, Palda V. Dekoven J, Pratt M, Skotnicki-Grant S. Holness L. A systemic
review of treatments for contact Dermatitis. American Contact Dermatitis Society Annual meeting,
Washington DC, February, 2004.

2. Invited Lectures

Local

Skotnicki-Grant S. The Chronic Effects of Repeated Mechanical Trauma to the skin.
Invited speaker St. Michaels Hospital, Occupational Medicine Departmental Rounds, Sept 2008. Presentation was webcast on Ontario Telemedicine Network, ID 166

Skotnicki-Grant S. The Chronic Effects of Repeated Mechanical Trauma to the skin.
Presentation to Physicians and Adjudicators of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of
Ontario, Toronto, February 2008.

Skotnicki-Grant S. Contact Dermatitis Pearls, Toronto Western Hospital Dermatology Journal
club invited speaker, Toronto, March 2008
.

Skotnicki-Grant S. Review of Occupational Disease Specialty Program, St. Michaels Hospital.
Toronto Dermatology Society Resident Update, Toronto, 2002.

Skotnicki-Grant S. Presentation on the Occupational Disease Specialty Program, St. Michaels
Hospital to Physicians and Adjudicators of the Workers Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario.
Toronto, 2002.

Skotnicki-Grant S. Interesting Cases from the Occupational Contact Dermatitis clinic, St.
Michaels Hospital. Toronto Dermatology Society Resident Update, Toronto, 2001.
 

National

Skotnicki S. Volunteering in Dermatology, Project Medishare Haiti, March 2001. Canadian
Dermatology Association Annual meeting, St. John’s, Newfoundland, July 2010.

Skotnicki-Grant S. Non-Standardized Patch Testing. Canadian Dermatology Association
Annual meeting, Contact Dermatitis Symposium, Vancouver, June 2009

Skotnicki-Grant S. The Chronic Effects of Repeated Mechanical Trauma to the skin. Contact
Dermatitis Blending Science with Best Practice, Montreal, August, 2008.

Skotnicki-Grant S. Contact Dermatitis Update and Pearls. Canadian Dermatology Association
Annual meeting, Toronto, July 2007.

Skotnicki-Grant S. Review of Allergic Contact Chelitis. Canadian Dermatology Association
Annual meeting, Ottawa, 2002.

International

Skotnicki-Grant S. The Chronic Effects of Repeated Mechanical Trauma to the skin and the use
of Anti-impaction gloves for prevention and treatment. American Academy of Dermatology
Annual meeting, Occupational Contact Dermatitis Symposium, Miami, March 2010.

Skotnicki-Grant S. Non-Standardized Patch Testing. American Academy of Dermatology
Annual meeting, Occupational Contact Dermatitis Symposium, San Francisco, March 2009

Skotnicki-Grant S. Textile Dermatitis- a review. American Academy of Dermatology Annual
meeting, Washington, March 2007.

Skotnicki-Grant S. Interesting Cases from the Occupational Contact Dermatitis Clinic, St
Michael’s Hospital. American Academy of Dermatology Annual meeting, San Francisco February 2006.

F. TEACHING AND DESIGN

1. Undergraduate

Supervisor, Medical Student Research Project- Tiffany Kwok, third year medical student
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry. Co-author for published article: The Effects of Repeat
Mechanical Trauma to the hands and the use of Anti-impaction gloves for Treatment and
Prevention, 2009

Supervisor, Medical Student – Tiffany Kwok, 3rd year medical student Schulich School of
Medicine and Dentistry. Supervised preparation of presentation for Canadian Dermatology
Annual meeting on The Effects of Repeat Mechanical Trauma to the hands and the use of Anti-
Impaction gloves for treatment and Prevention. Vancouver, June, 2009.

Supervisor, Medical Student- Tiffany Kwok. Helped student prepare presentation for American
Contact Dermatitis Annual Meeting Resident Forum, March, San Francisco 2009
Supervisor, Dermatology Clerkship Research Elective- Danielle Gordon, Medical Student,
Oct 20-Nov 4, 2008

Supervisor- Dermatology Elective- Danielle Gordon, third year Medical Student
Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Feb 25-Feb 29, 2008

Supervisor- University of Toronto Family Medicine Residents- I accept Family Medicine
Residents into my private clinic for weekly rotations throughout the year, 2006- Ongoing

Clerkship teaching. University of Toronto, Dermatology Rotation through Sunnybrook and
Woman’s College Hospital Dermatology clinics, Woman’s College site, 1999-2004
.

2. Postgraduate

Occupational Medicine Rotation Dermatology Residents Year 2- University of Toronto
Year 2 Dermatology Residents rotate through the Occupational clinic at St Michaels. Weekly clinical teaching focusing on Occupational Contact Dermatitis and patch testing, 2007- ongoing

American Contact Dermatitis Society Annual Meeting- Resident Forum Year 2 Dermatology Residents are encouraged to present at the annual American Contact Dermatitis Society meeting. Projects and cases are reviewed In addition to review of presentation 2007-ongoing

Supervisor: Brandon Howell. Howell, BG, Skotnicki-Grant, S. Two Concurrent Cases of
Occupational Allergic Contact Dermatitis to Phenol Formaldehyde Resin Adhesives in the wood manufacturing Industry: The Use of Open Patch Testing to Raw Material.
Presented,- ACDS meeting, San Antonio, February, 2008

Supervisor: Yvette Miller- Monthrope. Miller-Monthrope, Y, Skotnicki-Grant S. Epoxy
Dermatitis in the Workplace: What Standard Patch tests may be missing. Dermatitis,
presented - ACDS meeting San Antonio, Feb, 2008

Supervisor: Jeff Donovan, Skin Reaction Following use of N95 masks. Presented -
ACDS meeting, San Francisco, Feb 2007. Received
Alexander Fisher Resident Gold

Award for Oral presentation

Dermatology Resident Electives

Supervisor: Shannon Humphries, Dermatology Resident year 4, University of British Colombia,
2 week elective, August, 2007. Clinical teaching in private clinic St Michaels Occupational clinic.

 


 

 
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