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Benjamin Barankin MD, FRCPC, FAAD – Dermatologist

Doctor-Barankin-300x263Dr. Benjamin Barankin combines his interest in the humanities 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, award-winning 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 was honoured with being voted onto the Executive Board of the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) where he held the position of Secretary as well as Chair of the Membership & Awards Committee. Dr. Barankin was recognized by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) in June 2014 for his volunteering contributions to the field of dermatology by his peers with the Young Dermatologists’ Volunteer Award. 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. He is also regularly asked to consult to industry on treatments and trends in dermatology as a Healthcare Consultant.

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 & 2013, he was honoured with the Top Dermatologist Award for Toronto from and in 2016 & 2017 a top 3 dermatologist in Toronto by

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

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®, Juvederm®, & others), chemical peels, microdermabrasion (including Silkpeel Dermalinfusion), sclerotherapy (for leg veins) and lasers. Of note, Dr. Barankin performs all BOTOX® and Filler injections himself.

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Scientific Medical Journal Articles:

Skin lesions:
Angiokeratoma of Fordyce
Blue Nevus
Common pediatric lip lesions
Congenital Melanocytic Nevus
Congenital Melanocytic Nevus
Cutaneous Horn
Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra
Dysplastic Nevus
Hypertrophic Actinic Keratosis
Ink Spot Lentigo
Lesions on the Glans Penis (PPP)
Linear Epidermal Nevus
Paying more than lip service to lip lesions
Pearly penile papules
Pearly penile papules
Pyogenic Granuloma
Salmon Patches
Seborrheic Keratosis
Spider Angioma
General skin care:
Cutaneous effects of smoking
Healthy Looking Skin
Moisturizers and Ceramide-containing Moisturizers May Offer Concomitant Therapy with Benefits.
Acne, Rosacea & Related Conditions
5 Things to Know About Acne
A Consensus on Acne Management
A Treatment for Severe Nodular Acne
Acne: Not Just Your Child’s Condition
Acne related keloids
Benign Primary Milia
Perioral Dermatitis
Rosacea: An Update on Medical Therapies
Rosacea and Atopic Dermatitis
Rosacea: Photo Essay
Inflammatory skin conditions:
 Atopic Dermatitis
Barrier Repair Therapy in Atopic Dermatitis
Five Things to Know About Psoriasis
Inverse psoriasis
Long-term Management of Psoriasis
Management of Plaque Psoriasis
Nipple and areolar eczema in the breastfeeding woman
Nummular eczema
Pathway to Dry Skin Prevention and Treatment
Periorificial dermatitis
Pityriasis Alba
Plaque Psoriasis
Psoriasis: An update on effective therapies
Tackling Atopic Dermatitis
Therapeutic moisturizers in eczema and xerosis management
Treatment Decision Needs of Psoriasis Patients
Infections & infestations:
Bedbug bites
Flat Warts
Herpes zoster
Herpes zoster in childhood
Herpes zoster scars
Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum Contagiosum
Molluscum contagiosum & atopic dermatitis
Nasal verrucae vulgaris
> Periungual warts
Tinea Incognito
Tinea Corporis / Ringworm
Skin cancers:
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
Skin Cancers. CancerSmart: Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation
Risk of Melanoma in Small Moles
Metastatic Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Actinic Keratoses – SkinTherapy Letter
Basal cell carcinoma – Consultant
Basal cell carcinoma – sclerosing
Basal cell carcinoma – superficial
Pigmentary skin problems:
Melasma – 2017
Can you identify this condition – Melasma
Becker nevus – Consultant Pediatric
Poikiloderma of Civatte – Consultant
Cutaneous Manifestations of Modern Technology Use
Dental manifestations of dermatologic conditions
Dermatological manifestations of down’s syndrome
Diagnosis of sports-related dermatoses
Effects of a sun protection program targeting elementary school children and their parents
Itchy plaques on the abdomen
Ophthalmologic manifestations of cutaneous conditions
Psychosocial effect of common skin diseases
Sports dermatology part 1: common dermatoses
Sports dermatology part 2: swimming and other aquatic sports
The skin in pregnancy
Varicose vein – Case in Point
Successful Hair Transplant of Eyebrow Alopecia Areata
Chondrodermatitis Nodularis Chronicus Helicis (CNCH)
Aperito Journal of Dermatology – Digital mucous cyst
IJCMI- Epidermoid-cyst
Journal of Neonatology & Clinical Pediatrics -Palmar hyperhidrosis
CJD – Progressive Hair Loss on the Scalp
Botulinum Toxin – Botox:
Risks of Botox
Improvement in Raynaud Disease & Hyperhidrosis with Botox
Botox for Raynaud’s Phenomenon & Other Novel Dermatologic Uses (book chapter)
Treatment of Inguinal Hyperhidrosis with Botox

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