Dr. Jennifer Beecker is a Royal College-certified dermatologist, who is fully trained and certified in three separate medical specialties: Dermatology, Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine. In addition, she has earned American board-certification as a dermatologist by the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Beecker is an active Staff Dermatologist at The Ottawa Hospital and Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa. The range of conditions in which Dr. Beecker holds expertise includes medical dermatology, skin cancer, as well as cosmetic dermatology.
Dr. Beecker is a national expert in skin cancer detection and prevention. Dr. Beecker founded the Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Clinic at The Ottawa Hospital academic teaching centre. She is the only dermatologist in Canada using this specialized equipment at a teaching hospital. Dr. Beecker trains medical residents and medical students in this clinic, as well as in general dermatology clinics. She is also Vice-Chair of the Dermatology Examination Committee at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, which sets and conducts the exam for dermatology residents graduating and attempting to obtain Canadian certification as a dermatologist.
As Research Director for the Division of Dermatology at The Ottawa Hospital and a Clinical Investigator in the Clinical Epidemiology Program at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI), Dr. Beecker conducts and supervises many research studies, and has multiple publications in the medical literature. She is invited to lecture about dermatology locally, nationally, and internationally, and is frequently interviewed by the media, especially on topics such as sun protection and skin cancer. In 2020, Dr. Beecker was awarded the prestigious “President’s Cup Award” by the Canadian Dermatology Association for the second time having also received this award in 2016. She is now President Elect of the Canadian Dermatology Association.