Associates - Dr. Backstein, Dr. Prabhakar, & Dr. Upitis
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Associates of Toronto Dermatology Centre

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. 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 Past President of the Canadian Association of Aesthetic Medicine Association.


Dr. Maxwell B. Sauder MD, FRCPC

Dr. Maxwell Sauder is a board-certified dermatologist in Canada and the United States with additional fellowship training in cutaneous oncology at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his private practice in Toronto, he is an Instructor in Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston where he focuses on cutaneous oncology and skin toxicities of anti-cancer treatments. Dr. Sauder is pursuing cutting edge clinical and translational research on these topics.

Dr. Sauder is well published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, authored book chapters, referenced on www.uptodate.com and won several awards including the Partner’s President Prize at Harvard and The Royal College of Physician and Surgeons of Canada’s Detweiler Fellowship Award. His publications have covered topics such as eczema, patient education, aesthetic dermatology, cutaneous oncology, sun safety, psoriasis, biologics, hemangiomas, adverse drug reactions, contact dermatitis and a variety of complex medical dermatology conditions.

Dr. Sauder earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at McMaster University and completed a five-year residency in dermatology at The University of Ottawa where he was the chief resident and received The D.C. Montgomery Resident Award for excellence in research. He is an active member of the Canadian Dermatology Association where he is a member of the Sun Awareness Working Group. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada as well as a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Ontario Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association.


Dr. Daniel N. Sauder MD, FRCPC, FACP

Dr. Daniel N. Sauder, M.D., is past chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is also past Chief of Dermatology at University of Toronto. Dr. Sauder has held senior positions with biotechnology companies and has assisted in the development of numerous novel biologics. He is past head of Dermatology at University Medical Centre of Princeton. Currently he practices general dermatology as well as consulting for biotech companies.

Dr. Sauder trained at McGill University School of Medicine in Montreal and McMaster University Medical School. He completed his Dermatology training at the Cleveland Clinic and the National Institutes of Health.

He is past president of the Canadian Dermatology Association, past and founding president of the Canadian Society for Investigative Dermatology and founding editor of the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. He has also served on numerous other editorial boards, including the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Lymphokine Research, Journal of American Academy of Dermatology, and International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology, and Experts Review of Clinical Immunology.

His research has focused on the molecular mechanism of the cutaneous (skin) immune response. He was instrumental in developing the field of cutaneous cytokine biology by identifying the role of certain immune system molecules, interleukins and cytokines, in inflammatory skin diseases and tumors. Dr. Sauder has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications and is the recipient of numerous national and international awards. He is a highly regarded clinician, educator and investigator.

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