Dr. Yana Simice is a consultant in a community-based dermatology clinic composed of Dermatologists and Family Medicine Specialists in Nanaimo, B.C.
Dr. Simice has been an active member of the Primary Care Dermatology Society’s board since 2017, driven by a strong commitment to the Society’s mission of facilitating education and networking among peers engaged in this important work.
She graduated from Medical School at the University of British Columbia in 1999 and then moved across Canada to complete a Family Medicine residency through Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia. Dr. Simice continued her training in Emergency Medicine at McGill University, Montreal. After a rewarding Emergency Medicine career, she received her Diploma of Practical Dermatology with Distinction from Cardiff University, Wales (UK). In 2014, she was awarded a Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians of Canada. She is committed to ongoing learning and staying current with the latest scientific developments in dermatology. In addition to her clinical and research trials work, she enjoys teaching medical residents and is a Clinical Instructor at the University of British Columbia.
When away from the office, Dr. Simice is fulfilled spending time with her children and husband on either snow or water. Being active outdoors, like many of her patients, she can relate to the challenges of effective sun protection.
Dr. Natalie Skinner graduated from medical school in 2006 at the University of Ottawa, where she was the Gold Medal recipient. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at McGill University in 2008. After many years working in the Emergency Medicine Department, she chose General Practice, which provided the work-life balance she sought. This is where she was confronted with various dermatology cases. She increased her knowledge by completing the Cardiff Diploma in Practical Dermatology. She has since expanded her general and dermatology practice by offering aesthetics. Aesthetics provides a great mix of two of her passions: art and medicine. She finds challenging acne cases particularly rewarding because of the joy and confidence it brings to her adolescent patients.
Dr. Skinner enjoys sharing her passion for Dermatology with Residents at McGill where is a lecturer. She has also been invited to speak at the McGill Family Medicine Refresher Course.
Dr. Skinner spends her free time with her two children and pursues her love for the arts by taking ballet classes.
Dr. Monica Bertolo Graduated with Distinction from the University of Toronto with an Honours Specialist Degree in Human Biology and later from the University of Western Ontario Medical School in 2002. She was awarded a Diploma in Practical Dermatology with Distinction and also completed a clinical traineeship in dermatology. She then further completed a specialist clinical traineeship in psoriasis in 2015. Her passion involves Dermoscopy and its utility in the diagnosis and management of skin cancers and is an active member of the International Dermoscopy Society. Dr. Monica Bertolo has a Focused Practice Designation in Dermatology recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.
She sits on the Board of Directors for the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada, is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations, the International Dermoscopy Society and is a past adjunct Clinical Professor at Queen’s University. She is actively involved in the education of medical students, residents and local physicians and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor at McMaster University.
Dr. Bertolo has been awarded the fellowship designation with the College of Family Physicians of Canada for her outstanding contribution to her community, colleagues, and the discipline of family medicine. She is also the recipient of the 2020 Reader’s Choice Award for her practice in Medicine.
Dr. Mamdouh Andrawis is a Family Physician with a special interest in Dermatology in Bath, Ontario. He is a member of Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada and International Dermoscopy Society. He is an adjunct assistant professor with the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University and lecturer at Ottawa University. He enjoys teaching residents and medical students the skills of family medicine and Dermatology.
Dr. Andrawis has completed family medicine residency in 2004 at Queen’s University. He obtained Diploma in Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University in Wales and completed further training in Dermoscopy and finally he earned MSc degree in Dermatology from university of South Wales. He was awarded a Fellowship designation in the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
Dr. Andrawis has a Focused Practice Designation in Dermatology as recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.
Dr. Danielle Roy graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba in 2004 and completed her Residency in Family Medicine in 2006. She went on to practice general Family Medicine for 8 years as well as provide palliative care. In 2014 Dr. Roy decided to focus her practice on skin and cutaneous diseases. She completed her Diploma of Practical Dermatology from Cardiff University, Wales (UK) and now works in a community based dermatology office with two dermatologists in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Dr. Roy has a busy medical practice and is an active sub investigator at Wiseman Dermatology Research where she has been sub investigator on approximately 100 clinical trials since 2015. Dr. Roy enjoys teaching medical students and residents. She is also committed to ongoing learning and contributing to her community.
Dr. Roy enjoys spending time with her two daughters and friends. She also enjoys travel and staying active with running and tennis.
Dr. Henry Docherty graduated in Medicine from Glasgow University in 1981 and has practiced in Canada since 1984, and in Kelowna since 1988.
Dr. Docherty is one of the founders of the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada. He served on the Board from 2016 until 2023. He is now an advisor to the Board.
He is a Member and Fellow of the College of Family Practice of Canada and serves on their Community of Practice committee for Cancer Care. He has worked at the BC Cancer Agency since 2000 and has been doing skin lesion assessment clinics since 2011. In 2012 he received a Masters of Medicine degree in Family Practice Skin Cancer from the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
He is a past chair of the Canadian Association of GP’s in Oncology and the BC Cancer Agency Ethics committee. He has been on multiple organizing committees for medical meetings and workshops, and has presented provincially and nationally on many occasions.
He is married with three children and enjoys soccer, reading, hiking and traveling.
Dr. Jacky Lo completed both his Medical Doctorate degree and Family Medicine residency training at the University of British Columbia and practices as an aesthetics physician in Vancouver, B.C. He is a Family Medicine Specialist with extensive experience in medical skin disorders.
He served on the Board of the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada from 2018 until 2022. He now serves on the Advisory Board as an advisor to the Board particularly in the field of Aesthetic Medicine.
Dr. Lo completed his medical and family medicine residency training at the University of British Columbia. Following his graduation, he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Practical Dermatology with honours from Cardiff University in Wales, UK.
He has had published medical articles in the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery as well as the Journal of Current Clinical Care.
Outside of his medical practice, Dr. Lo enjoys spending time with his friends and family, crossfit, watching horror movies and going travelling.