Our very own Dr. Benjamin Barankin was recently honored in Toronto at the 89th Annual Conference of the Canadian Dermatology Association. He was awarded the prestigious Young Dermatologists’ Volunteer Award. This award is meant to recognize outstanding volunteer medical and dermatological services to the community by young Canadian dermatologists who are in private practice.
The awards committee noted that: “Dr. Barankin was chosen for this award for his exemplary commitment to the specialty of dermatology, not only as a physician, but also as an educator, mentor, researcher and author. He is generous in volunteering his time in lecturing medical students, educating physicians and other healthcare workers on skin disease. He has helped raise the profile of the CDA by assisting with various media requests and through his participation with the CDA “Ask a Derm” blog.”
The awards committee went on to say: “Dr. Barankin is extremely involved in the education of residents and is to be commended for taking a leadership role in developing the Dermatology Resident Innovation and Value in Education program, better known as DRIVE. He has also been able to assist recent dermatology graduates through the creation of the annual Emerging Leaders in Dermatology Conference. These highly successful programs are invaluable to both dermatology residents and new graduates.”