Dr. Ilya Shoimer is a compassionate and caring physician who strives to deliver excellent care for his patients. He understands that a visit to the doctor may be a difficult experience and endeavors to put the patient at ease by talking them through the procedure.
He is a dual board-certified Dermatologist and Mohs Micrographic Surgeon in Canada and the United States. He formerly practiced at Queen’s University in Kingston, ON where he was an Associate Professor, and also was active in his private practice. He is excited to be joining Derm.Ca where he will be practicing Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology and General Dermatology.
Dr. Shoimer earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at McMaster University and completed a five-year residency in dermatology at the University of Calgary. He completed accredited fellowship training in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology at the University of Toronto. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, American Academy of Dermatology, and American College of Mohs Surgery. He is also a member of the Canadian Dermatology Association, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Canadian Medical Association, and Alberta Medical Association. He also has his Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.
His main practice interests are management of skin cancer and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Shoimer has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, authored a book chapter, and has presented across North America. He has also won numerous awards including the World Congress of Dermatology Feature Poster Award. His research interests include Mohs Surgery, Non-melanoma Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Medical Education, and Physician Wellness.
He is also passionate about medical education and was involved in training International Medical Graduates to reintegrate into the Canadian health care system. During his professorship at Queen’s University, Dr. Shoimer was actively involved in the training of residents and medical students, and he endeavors to continue his involvement in mentoring residents through the Division of Dermatology at the University of Calgary.