Sheetal Sapra, MD

The Centre for Clinical Trials

1344 Cornwall Road, Suite 100
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 7W5 CA


Specialty: Dermatology



Research Interests: Acne, Actinic Keratoses, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Dermatitis, Eczema, Facial Wrinkles, Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Psoriasis, Rosacea


Dr. Sheetal Sapra completed his undergraduate and medical training at the University of British Columbia, and received his training in dermatology at the University of Ottawa and Dalhousie University. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology.

He is a member of the Canadian Dermatology Association, the Canadian Laser Aesthetics Surgery Society, American Society of Dermatological Surgery, the International Society of Dermatological Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the American Contact Dermatitis Society, the Toronto Dermatological Society and the Ottawa Dermatological Society. Prior to opening his private practice, he was an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University.

Dr. Sapra’s practice consists of both general OHIP and cosmetic dermatology, and he also upholds an active role as a primary investigator for various clinical research trials. Dr. Sapra has also co-authored Timeless Beauty, a book that explains “everything you want and need to know about Cosmetic surgery and procedures.”

A respected authority in his field, Dr. Sapra is an advisor and educator for different types of laser systems. “I am constantly seeking out newer, safer ways of helping my patients, which means keeping up with the latest technologies and listening to my patients’ needs.”


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Calzavara-Pinton P, Hædersdal M, Barber K, Basset-Seguin N, Del Pino Flores ME, Foley P, Galimberti G, Gerritsen R, Gilarbete Y, Ibbotson S, Peris K, Sapra S, Sotiriou E, Torezan L, Ulrich C, Guillemot J, Hendrich J, Szeimies RM. Structured expert consensus on actinic keratosis: treatment algorithm focusing on daylight PDT. J Cutan Med Surg 2017 Apr 1 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28406719 / doi: 10.1177/1203475417702994

Sapra P, Demay S, Sapra S, Khanna J, Mraud K, Bonadonna J. A single-blind, split-face, randomized, pilot study comparing the effects of intradermal and intramuscular injection of two commercially available botulinum toxin A formulas to reduce signs of facial aging. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2017 Feb; 10(2): 34-44. Epub 2017 Feb 1. PMID: 28367260

Papp KA, Menter MA, Abe M, Elewski B, Feldman SR, Gottlieb AB, Langley R, Luger T, Thaci D, Buonanno M, Gupta P, Proulx J, Lan S, Wolk R; OPT Pivotal 1 and OPT Pivotal 2 investigators. Tofacitinib, an oral Janus kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis: results from two randomized, placebo-controlled, phase III trials. Br J Dermatol 2015 Oct; 173(4): 949-61. PMID: 26149717 / doi: 10.1111/bjd.14018

Tan J, Frey MP, Knezevic S, Poulin Y, Lynde CW, Gulliver WP, Gupta AK, Sebaldt RJ, Thomas DR, Sapra S. The relationship between dermatologist- and patient-reported acne severity measures and treatment recommendations. J Cutan Med Surg 2015 Sep-Oct; 19(5): 464-9. Epub 2015 Mar 11. PMID: 25775621 / doi: 10.1177/1203475415576464

Sapra S, Stewart JA, Mraud K, Schupp R. A Canadian study of the use of poly-L-lactic acid dermal implant for the treatment of hill and valley acne scarring. Dermatol Surg 2015 May; 41(5): 587-94. PMID: 25915626 / doi: 10.1097/DSS.0000000000000366

Tan J, Humphrey S, Vender R, Barankin B, Gooderham M, Kerrouche N, Audibert F, Lynde C; POWER study group. A treatment for severe nodular acne: a randomized investigator-blinded, controlled, noninferiority trial comparing fixed-dose adapalene/benzoyl peroxide plus doxycycline vs. oral isotretinoin. Br J Dermatol 2014 Dec; 171(6): 1508-16. Epub 2014 Oct 28. PMID: 24934963 / doi: 10.1111/bjd.13191

Sapra P, Sapra S, Singh A. Pearly penile papules: effective therapy with pulsed dye laser. JAMA Dermatol 2013 Jun; 149(6): 748-50. PMID 23752333 / doi: 10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.3130

Vender R, Lynde C, Gilbert M, Ho V, Sapra S, Poulin-Costello M. One-year, multicenter, open-label, single-arm study evaluating the safety and effectiveness of etanercept for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis in a Canadian population. J Cutan Med Surg 2013 Mar-Apr; 17(2): 129-38. PMID: 23582167

Vender R, Lynde C, Gilbert M, Ho V, Sapra S, Poulin-Costello M. Etanercept improves quality of life outcomes and treatment satisfaction in patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in clinical practice. J Cutan Med Surg 2012 Nov-Dec; 16(6): 407-16. PMID: 23149196

Tan JK, Tang J, Fung K, Gupta AK, Richard Thomas D, Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y, Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ. Development and validation of a scale for acne scar severity (SCAR-S) of the face and trunk. J Cutan Med Surg 2010 Jul-Aug; 14(4): 156-60. PMID: 20642983

Lynde CW, Sapra S. Predictive testing of the melancortin 1 receptor (MC1R or alpha melanocyte-stimulating hormone receptor) for skin cancer and photoaging. Skin Therapy Letter 2010 Jan; 10(1).

Tan JK, Balagurusamy M, Fung K, Gupta AK, Thomas DR, Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y, Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ. Effect of quality of life impact and clinical severity on adherence to topical acne treatment.  J Cutan Med Surg 2009 Jul-Aug; 13(4): 204-8. PMID: 19706228

Tan JK, Li Y, Fung K, Gupta AK, Thomas DR, Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y, Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ.  Divergence of demographic factors associated with clinical severity compared with quality of life impact in acne. J Cutan Med Surg 2008 Sep-Oct; 12(5): 235-42. PMID: 18845093

Tan JK, Tang J, Fung K, Gupta AK, Thomas DR, Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y, Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ. Prevalence and severity of facial and truncal acne in a referral cohort. J Drugs Dermatol 2008 Jun; 7(6): 551-6. PMID: 18561586

Tan JK, Tang J, Fung K, Gupta AK, Thomas DR, Sapra S, Lynde C, Poulin Y, Gulliver W, Sebaldt RJ. Development and validation of a comprehensive acne severity scale. J Cutan Med Surg 2007 Nov-Dec; 11(6): 211-6. PMID: 18042334

Carruthers A, Carey W, De Lorenzi C, Remington K, Schachter D, Sapra S. Randomized, double-blind comparison of the efficacy of two hyaluronic acid derivatives, restylane perlane and hylaform, in the treatment of nasolabial folds. Dermatol Surg 2005 Nov; 31(11 Pt 2): 1591-8. PMID: 16416643

Sapra S, Weatherhead L. Extensive nodular secondary syphilis. Arch Dermatol 1989 Dec; 125(12): 1666-9. PMID: 2589862

Sapra S, Prokopetz R, Murray AH. Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath. Int J Dermatol 1989 Nov; 28(9): 587-90. PMID: 2555312

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