1 Best Dermatologist in Canada - Dr. Samir Gupta - Heart lake Best Dermatologist in Canada - Dr. Samir Gupta - Heart lake

Dr. Samir N Gupta MD, FRCPC is a Harvard-trained, Board-Certified Dermatologist accredited in Canada and the United States. Dr. Gupta has over 15 years of extensive practical medical, surgical, laser and cosmetic Dermatological experience. He is known for his laser treatments and removal surgeries for moles, warts, skin tags. He has more than 5000 successful cases to his credit.


Dr. Gupta obtained his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Toronto. Early in med-school, Dr. Gupta believed he would become a neurosurgeon but a random rotation in dermatology at the University of Toronto forever changed that. The fire was lit and the passion was born. After completing a general medicine residency at McGill University, he was accepted into the dermatology program at the University of Chicago. He subsequently completed a fellowship in Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at Harvard medical school. As a fellow at Harvard, Dr. Gupta studied under the renowned laser dermatologist, Dr. R. Rox Anderson. Dr. Anderson is the inventor of nearly every modern-day skin laser application. During his time at Harvard, Dr. Gupta won the Photomedicine Society and Women’s Dermatological Society awards. He also completed further fellowships in Washington DC and San Diego, training under luminaries in the laser field.


Dr. Gupta was the Ontario Medical Association Chair for the Section on Dermatology for 10 years. He spearheaded the banning of indoor tanning beds in Ontario through Bill 30. Dr. Gupta has advocated tirelessly to improve the state of dermatology in the province of Ontario. He was selected to represent Ontario physician on the OMA Negotiations Advisory Committee, the OMA Relativity Review Committee and was appointed by the previous Honourable Minister of Health to serve on the Ontario governments’ Physician Payment Review Board. He has also served on the College and Physician of Ontario’s Independent Health Facilities Laser Task Force. In 2014 Dr. Gupta was selected by the Ontario Medical Association to complete a York University Schulich School of Business certificate in Physician Leadership. Dr. Gupta has represented dermatology at the Canadian Medical Association and was designated as an innovator by the Ontario Medical Association in 2014. Dr. Gupta has consulted as a dermatology expert and speaker for various pharmaceutical, legal, insurance, and consulting companies.


Dr. Gupta has written for the Medical Post newspaper and has been featured on various media outlets including CTV Newsnet, CTV’s Canada AM, Dr. Marla Shapiro and Friends, CP24, OMNI, CFRB, and CBC radio. He has published over 50 peers and non-peer reviewed scientific articles and has lectured and presented in the fields of medical, cosmetic, and laser dermatology. Dr.Gupta has interests in journalism, politics and health policy and preventive medicine.



Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Examination in Dermatology


Canadian College of Family Physicians Examination (CCFP)


Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination (MCCQE) Part 1, 2



Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology-US Board Certified Dermatologist


United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2, 3