After receiving his B.Sc. and M.D. degrees at the University of Toronto, Dr. Lynde studied Dermatology at the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto, receiving his Board Certification (Canada and US) in 1983. Today, Dr. Charles Lynde is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Lynde has held various posts at the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), including President of the CDA. He is the Editor of the CDA Bulletin and sits on the editorial boards of several journals, and provides extensive consulting as well as being on the advisory boards of many pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Lynde is a frequent guest speaker both nationally and internationally at various dermatological conferences. Recognizing the need for external education he is committed to the training of new and current healthcare professionals in his community as well as residents through the university program.
Dr. Lynde was the recipient of the CSPA Dermatologist of the Year Award in 2014 and has also been the recipient of the CDA Award of Merit. Both awards represent the leadership, contributions and commitments Dr. Lynde has made to Dermatology.