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Associates – Dr. Backstein, Dr. Prabhakar, & Dr. Upitis

Dr. Robert Steven Backstein MD, FRCSC

Dr. Robert Steven Backstein MD, FRCS(C) is a fully qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeon who holds a Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada. He graduated and completed his plastic surgery residency training at the University of Toronto Medical School, and has been recognized by multiple scientific publications in major medical journals.

Dr. Backstein has been in the practice of plastic and cosmetic surgery for 17 years. His private practice is currently located at 5109 Steeles Avenue West. Dr. Backstein is also affiliated with Toronto Dermatology Centre, providing many OHIP and non-OHIP/private services; including removal of moles, cysts and lipomas, scar revision, and the removal of skin cancers (e.g. melanoma, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, keratoacanthoma) among many other treatments.

Dr. Maneesh Prabhakar MD FRCPC

Dr. Maneesh Prabhakar obtained his M.D. from the University of Toronto. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in Internal Medicine and diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received the Diploma in Practical Dermatology from the United Kingdom.

His practise is varied and includes a special interest in medical and cosmetic dermatology, & in particular acne, rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, skin and nail infections, and conditions with systemic manifestations. He is skilled in cosmetic procedures including Botox® and dermal filler (e.g. Juvederm®, Restylane® etc) injections. Interests outside of medicine include sports, politics and travel.

 Dr. Jennifer Upitis HBSc, MD, CCFP

Dr. Jennifer A. Upitis completed her Honours Bachelor of Life Science’s at Queen’s University. She then went on to graduate with Distinction from University of Alberta Medical School in Edmonton, Alberta. After completing a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Alberta, Dr. Upitis obtained a Diplomate Degree in Dermatology from Harvard University.

During this time she received specialized training from internationally renowned scholars in the fields of medical dermatology, cosmetic and laser techniques and aesthetic medicine. She regularly attends numerous courses, seminars and conferences in order to keep abreast of the newest advances in dermatological surgery, laser treatments, medical and cosmetic technology. She is a certified injector for Botox® and a variety of fillers (e.g. Restylane®, Juvederm®).  As well, Dr Upitis has a Focused Practice Designation in Dermatology as recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Ontario Medical Association.

Dr. Upitis works exclusively as an associate at the Toronto Dermatology Centre. Societal memberships include the Canadian and Ontario Medical Associations (CMA/OMA), Toronto Western Hospital Dermatology Journal Club, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS) and American Association of Aesthetic Medicine. Dr. Upitis is the President Elect for the Primary Care Dermatology Society of Canada and the Past President of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine Association.

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