Benjamin Barankin, MD, FRCPC

Toronto Research Centre
4256 Bathurst Street, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M3H 5Y8
416-633-0001

 

Specialty: Dermatology

Dr. Benjamin Barankin, Dermatologist Specialist in Psoriasis

Research Interests: Acne, Actinic Keratoses, Atopic Dermatitis, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Botox, Cosmetic Treatments, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Rosacea, Seborrheic Dermatitis


Dr. Benjamin Barankin is a Board Certified Dermatologist in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He specializes in medical, surgical, cosmetic care and clinical research of the skin. Dr. Benjamin Barankin is also a widely published author with more than 500 articles related to dermatology and he has gained international distinction as the author of 6 books on dermatology. He also serves on the editorial boards of numerous medical journals that seek his expertise.

Dr. Benjamin Barankin has a large medical practice treating acne, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, excessive sweating, rashes, skin cancers, infections, and numerous other conditions of the skin, hair and nails.

 

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Leung AKC, Barankin B. Pigmented lesion with a depigmented rim. Am Fam Physician 2017 Jul 1; 96(1): 53-4. PMID: 28671374

Leung AK, Barankin B, Hon KL. Molluscum contagiosum: an update. Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 2017 May 17 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28521677 / doi: 10.2174/1872213X11666170518114456

Leung AK, Barankin B, Hon KL. Cutaneous larva migrans. Recent Pat Inflamm Allergy Drug Discov 2017 Jan 10 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28078983

Leung AK, Barankin B. Case 3: Recurrent lesions on palms of a 12-year-old girl. Pediatr Rev 2017 Jan; 38(1): 48. PMID: 28044035 / doi: 10.1542/pir.2015-0005

Canadian Psoriasis Guidelines Addendum Committee. 2016 Addendum to the Canadian Guidelines for the Management of Plaque Psoriasis 2009. J Cutan Med Surg 2016 Jul 15 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27421294

Asai Y, Tan J, Baibergenova A, Barankin B, Cochrane CL, Humphrey S, Lynde CW, Marcoux D, Poulin Y, Rivers JK, Sapijaszko M, Sibbald RG, Toole J, Ulmer M, Zip C. Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines for Rosacea. J Cutan Med Surg 2016 May 17. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27207355 / pii: 1203475416650427

Leung AK, Barankin B. An Annular Lesion on the Elbow. Am Fam Physician 2016 Mar 1; 93(5): 397-8. PMID: 26926977

Leung AK, Barankin B. Pitted keratolysis. J Pediatr 2015 Nov; 167(5): 1165. Epub 2015 Aug 24. PMID: 26316369 / doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.07.056

Leung AK, Barankin B. Unilateral laterothoracic exanthem. J Pediatr 2015 Sep; 167(3):775. Epub 2015 Jul 15. PMID: 26187001 / doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.06.042

Leung AK, Barankin B. Bilateral symmetrical herpes zoster in an immunocompetent 15-year-old adolescent boy. Case Rep Pediatr 2015; 2015:121549. Epub 2015 Jan 27. PMID: 25692062 / doi: 10.1155/2015/121549

Tan J, Humphrey S, Vender R, Barankin B, Gooderham M, Kerrouche N, Audibert F, Lynde C; The POWER study group. A treatment for severe nodular acne: a randomised 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

Leung AK, Barankin B. Pearly penile papules. J Pediatr 2014 Aug; 165(2): 409. Epub 2014 Apr 21. PMID: 24759450 / doi: 10.1016/j.peds.2014.03.019

Lynde C, Tan J, Andriessen A, Barankin B, Dutil M, Golbert M, Hong CH, Humphrey S, Rochette L, Toole J, Thomas R, Vender R, Wiseman M, Zip C. A consensus on acne management focused on specific patient features. J Cutan Med Surg 2014 Jul-Aug; 18(4): 243-55. PMID: 25008441

Chang BP, Kurian A, Barankin B. Rosacea: an update on medical therapies. Skin Therapy Lett 2014 May-Jun; 19(3): 1-4. PMID: 25188361

Lynde CW, Andriessen A, Barankin B, Gannes GD, Gulliver W, Haber R, McCuaig C, Rajan P, Skotnicki SP, Thomas R, Toole J, Vender R. Moisturizers and ceramide-containing moisturizers may offer concomitant therapy with benefits. J Clin Aesthet Dermatol 2014 Mar; 7(3): 18-26. PMID: 24688622

Leung AK, Barankin B, Hon KL. Persistent salmon patch on the forehead and glabellum in a Chinese adult. Case Rep Med 2014; 2014: 139174. Epub 2014 May 14. PMID: 24963301 / doi: 10.1155/2014/139174

Hon KL, Leung AK, Barankin B. Barrier repair therapy in atopic dermatitis: an overview. Am J Clin Dermatol 2013 Oct; 14(5): 389-99. Epub 2013 Jun 12. PMID: 23757122

Wong R, Prajapati V, Barankin B. Dermacase: Can you identify this condition? Bullous pemphigoid. Can Fam Physician 2013 Sep; 59(9): 963. PMID: 24029513

Leung AK, Barankin B. Physiological striae atrophicae of adolescence with involvement of the upper baack. Case Rep Pediatr 2013; 2013:386094. Epub 2013 Jul 15. PMID: 23956908 / doi: 10.1155/2013/386094

Freiman A, Barankin B. Psoriasis. CMAJ 2013 Feb 19; 185(3):E174. Epub 2012 Sep 4. PMID: 22949562

Li K, Barankin B. Question: Can you identify this condition? Can Fam Physician 2013 Feb; 59(2):159. PMID: 23418243

Barankin B, Levy J. Dermacase. Can you identify this condition? Pseudomonas aeruginosa infection. Can Fam Physician 2012 Oct; 58(10):1103-4. PMID: 23064921

Freiman A, Barankin B.  Five things to know about…: acne. CMAJ 2012 Sep 18; 184(13):1497. Epub 2012 Feb 21. PMID: 22353591

Guenther L, Lynde CW, Andriessen A, Barankin B, Goldstein E, Skotnicki SP, Gupta SN, Choi KL, Rosen N, Shapiro L, Sloan K. Pathway to dry skin prevention and treatment. J Cutan Med Surg 2012 Jan-Feb; 16(1):23-31. PMID: 22417992

Albrecht L, Bourcier M, Ashkenas J, Papp K; Canadian Psoriasis Guidelines Committee. Topical psoriasis therapy in the age of biologics: evidence-based treatment recommendations.  J Cutan Med Surg 2011 Nov-Dec; 15(6):309-21. PMID: 22202506

Li K, Barankin B. Cutaneous manifestations of modern technology use. J Cutan Med Surg 2011 Nov-Dec; 15(6):347-53. PMID: 22202511

Li K, Barankin B. Dermacase. Can you identify this condition? Hidradenitis suppurativa. Can Fam Physician 2011 Sep; 57(9):1023. PMID: 21918148

Papp K, Gulliver W, Lynde C, Poulin Y, Ashkenas J, Canadian Psoriasis Guidelines Committee. Canadian guidelines for the management of plaque psoriasis: overview. J Cutan Med Surg 2011 Jul-Aug; 15(4):210-9. PMID: 21781627

Tan J, Stacey D, Barankin B, Bissonnette R, Gulliver W, Lui H, Shear N, Bhatti S. Support needed to involve psoriasis patients in treatment decisions: survey of dermatologists. J Cutan Med Surg 2011 Jul-Aug; 15(4):192-200. PMID: 21781625

Kurian A, Barankin B. Current effective topical therapies in the management of psoriasis.  Skin Therapy Letter 2011 Jan; 16(1):4-7.  PMID: 21293834

Potok O, Prajapati V, Barankin B. Dermacase. Can you identify this condition? Guttate psoriasis. Can Fam Physician 2011 Jan; 51(1):55-57. PMID: 21252134

Petropolis C, Prajapati V, Barankin B. Dermacase. Can you identify this condition? Superficial basal cell carcinoma. Can Fam Physician 2010 Nov; 56(11):1149, 1151-1152. PMID: 21075997

Li K, Barankin B. Digital mucous cysts. J Cutan Med Surg 2010 Sep-Oct; 14(5):199-206. PMID: 20868616

Tan J, Stacey D, Fung K, Barankin B, Bissonnette R, Gulliver W, Lui H, Shear N, Jackson C, Zhang X. Treatment decision needs of psoriasis patients: cross-sectional survey. J Cutan Med Surg 2010 Sep-Oct; 14(5):233-239. PMID: 20868620

Sawchuk MA, Barankin B. Dermacase. Question: Can you identify this condition? Dysplastic nevus. Can Fam Physician 2010 Aug; 56(8):775, 776. PMID: 20705885

Hawkins CN, Barankin B. Dermacase. Bedbugs. Can Fam Physician 2010 Jun; 56(6):553, 555. PMID: 20547522

Sawicki J, Barankin B. Dermacase. Favre-Racouchot syndrome. Can Fam Physician 2010 Mar; 56(3):247-248. PMID: 20228308

Murynka T, Prajapati V, Barankin B. Dermacase. Can you identify this condition? Nail lichen planus. Can Fam Physician 2009 Dec; 55(12):1207-1208. PMID: 20008599

Eneh AA, Barankin B. Question: Can you identify this condition? The most likely diagnosis is keloid. Can Fam Physician 2009 Nov; 55(11):1095. PMID: 19910595

Murynka T, Prajapati V, Barankin B. Question: Can you identify this condition? Pearly penile papules. Can Fam Physician 2009 Oct; 55(10):1001, 1002. PMID: 19826158

Hawkins CN, Barankin B. Dermacase. Atrophoderma of Pasini and Pierini. Can Fam Physician 2009 Sep; 55(9):893-894. PMID: 19752256

Ngo J, Barankin B. Question: Can you identify this condition? Pemphigus vulgaris. Can Fam Physician 2009 Jul; 55(7):712, 717. PMID: 19602659

Murynka T, Prajapati V, Barankin B. Question: Can you identify this condition? Lichen sclerosus. Can Fam Physician 2009 Jul; 55(7):711, 713. PMID: 19602658

Kwok T, Barankin B. Dermacase: Can you identify this condition? Lichen striatus. Can Fam Physician 2009 Jun; 55(6):605. PMID: 19509204

Gordon D, Barankin B. Dermacase. Tinea or pityriasis amiantacea. Can Fam Physician 2009 Feb; 55(2):165-166. PMID: 19221077

Freiman A, Borsuk D, Barankin B, Sperber GH, Krafchik B. Dental manifestations of dermatologic conditions. J Am Acad Dermatol 2009 Feb; 60(2):289-298. Epub 22-Nov-2008. PMID: 19027989

Prajapati V, Barankin B. Dermacase. Lichen simplex chronicus. Can Fam Physician 2008 Oct; 54(10):1391-1393. PMID: 18854464

Prajapati V, Barankin B. Dermacase. Sweet syndrome. Can Fam Physician 2008 Sep; 54(9):1249, 1251-1252. PMID: 18791100

Gordon D, Barankin B. Question: Can you identify this condition? Syringomas. Can Fam Physician 2008 Aug; 54(8):1114, 1122. PMID: 18697970

Kossintseva I, Barankin B. Improvement in both Raynaud disease and hyperhidrosis in response to botulinum toxin type A treatment. J Cutan Med Surg 2008 Jul-Aug; 12(4):189-193. PMID:18627700

Ngo J, Barankin B. Dermacase. Keratoacanthoma. Can Fam Physician 2008 Jul; 54(7):985, 993. PMID: 18625820

Ting PT, Barankin B. Cutaneous myiasis from Panama, South America: case report and review. J Cutan Med Surg 2008 May-Jun; 12(3):133-138. PMID: 18544297

Ting PT, Barankin B, Dytoc MT. Gianotti-Crosti syndrome in two adult patients. J Cutan Med Surg 2008 May-Jun; 12(3):121-125. PMID: 18544295

Prajapati V, Barankin B. Dermacase. Actinic keratosis. Can Fam Physician 2008 May; 54(5):691, 699. PMID: 18474700

Prajapati V, Barankin B. Dermacase. Atypical fibroxanthoma. Can Fam Physician 2008 Apr; 54(4):519, 535. PMID: 18411378

Kossintseva I, Barankin B. Question: Can you identify this condition? Morphea. Can Fam Physician 2007 Oct; 53(10):1667, 1675. PMID: 17934028

Ting PT, Barankin B. Dermacase. Perioral dermatitis. Can Fam Physician 2007 Jul; 53(7):1157, 1165. [Erratum in: Can Fam Physician 2007 Oct; 53(10):1661.] PMID: 17879478

Devani A, Barankin B. Dermacase. Angular cheilitis. Can Fam Physician 2007 Jun; 53(6):1011, 1022-1023. PMID: 17882763

Devani A, Barankin B. Dermacase. Chondrodermatitis nodularis chronica helicis. Can Fam Physician 2007 May; 53(5):821, 837. PMID: 17879469

Turchin I, Barankin B. Dermacase. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (subacute). Can Fam Physician 2007 Mar; 53(3):415, 433. PMID: 17879425

Ting P, Barankin B. Dermacase. Atrophic patches. Can Fam Physician 2006 Dec; 52(12):1547, 1551-1552. PMID: 17279233

Turchin I, Barankin B. Dermacase. Molluscum contagiosum. Can Fam Physician 2006 Nov; 52(11):1395, 1407. PMID: 17279194

Freiman A, Tessler O, Barankin B. Apert syndrome. Int J Dermatol 2006 Nov; 45(11):1341-1343. PMID: 17076721

Turchin I, Barankin B. Dermacase. Chronic venous insufficiency. Can Fam Physician 2006 Oct; 52(10):1217, 1224-1225. PMID: 17279179

Turchin I, Barankin B, Schloss E. Unusual cutaneous findings of urticaria pigmentosa and telangiectasia macularis eruptiva perstans associated with marked myelofibrosis. Int J Dermatol 2006 Oct; 45(10):1215-1217. PMID: 17040445

Freiman A, Ting PT, Barankin B, Stanciu M, Rudnisky C. Ophthalmologic manifestations of cutaneous conditions. Ophthalmologica 2006; 220(5):281-284. PMID: 16954702 / doi: 10.1159/000094615

Barankin B, Wasel N. Treatment of inguinal hyperhidrosis with botulinum toxin type A. Int J Dermatol 2006 Aug; 45(8):985-986. PMID: 16911393

Ting PT, Barankin B. Patches of hair loss on the scalp. Can Fam Physician 2006 Aug; 52:957, 960. PMID: 17273496

Leung AK, Barankin B. An annular lesion on the elbow: Granuloma annulare. Am Fam Physician 2006 Mar 1; 93(5): 397-8.

Freiman A, Natsheh A, Barankin B, Shear NH. Dermatology postgraduate training in Canada: CanMEDS competencies. Dermatol Online J 2006 Jan; 12(1):6. PMID: 16638374

Barankin B, Freiman A. Misnomers in dermatology. J Cutan Med Surg 2005 Dec; 9(6):284-288. PMID: 16699909

Barankin B, Taher M, Wasel N. Successful hair transplant of eyebrow alopecia areata. J Cutan Med Surg 2005 Aug; 9(4):162-164. PMID: 16502201

Ting PT, Barankin B. Dermacase. Pyogenic granuloma. Can Fam Physician 2006 Jan; 52:35-36. PMID: 16477907

Bouganim N, Barankin B, Freiman A. Mnemonics in dermatology. Int J Dermatol 2006 Jan; 45(1):81-82. [Comment in: Int J Dermatol 2006 Dec; 45(12):1470-1471.] PMID: 16426384

Freiman A, Barzilai DA, Barankin B, Natsheh A, Shear NH. National appraisal of dermatology residency training: a Canadian study. Arch Dermatol 2005 Sep; 141(9):1100-1104. PMID: 16172306

Barankin B. Itchy plaques on the abdomen. Allergic contact dermatitis. Am Fam Physician 2005 Sep; 72(5):871-873. PMID: 16156347

Barankin B, Metelitsa AI, Schloss EH, Wasel NR. Skin disorders in Ashkenazi Jews: a review. Int J Dermatol 2005 Aug; 44(8):630-635. PMID: 16101861

Turchin I, Barankin B. Dermacase. Erythroderma secondary to cutanous T-cell lymphoma. Can Fam Physician 2005 Jul; 51:963, 971-973. PMID: 16060173

Barankin B. False firstedness. J Am Acad Dermatol 2005 Aug; 53(2):367-368. [Comment on: J Am Acad Dermatol 2005 Jan; 52(1):89-91.] PMID: 16021152

Barankin B. A basal cell carcinoma mimicking a sign of rosacea. Skinmed. 2005 Jul-Aug; 4(4):246-247. PMID: 16015077

Cohen JL, Barankin B, Zloty DM, Mikhail GR. Metastatic zosteriform squamous cell carcinoma in an immunocompetent patient. J Cutan Med Surg 2004 Nov-Dec; 8(6):438-441. PMID: 15988551

Turchin I, Barankin B. Dermacase. Essential or primary hyperhidrosis. Can Fam Physician 2005 Apr; 51:503, 505-506. PMID: 15856967

Turchin I, Barankin B, Alanen KW, Saxinger L. Dermacase. Dermatophyte infection (tinea). Can Fam Physician 2005 Apr; 51:499-501. PMID: 15856966

Ting PT, Barankin B. Can you identify this condition? Melasma. Can Fam Physician 2005 Mar; 51:353-355. PMID: 15794019

Turchin I, Barankin B. Dermatitis herpetiformis and gluten-free diet. Dermatol Online J 2005 Mar; 11(1):6. PMID: 15748547

Barankin B, Houston S, Alanen K, Ting PT, Lauzon G. Crusted plaques in an immunocompromised host. Arch Dermatol 2005 Feb; 141(2):263-268. PMID: 15724025

Barankin B. Saving the eponym. Int J Dermatol 2005 Feb; 44(2):134-135. PMID: 15689213

Ting PT, Barankin B. Dermacase. Rheumatoid nodules. Can Fam Physician 2005 Jan; 51:35, 41, 43. PMID: 15732219

Barankin B. Prayer marks. Int J Dermatol 2004 Dec; 43(12):985-986. [Comment on: Int J Dermatol 2002 Jul; 41(7):411-414.] PMID: 15569040

Freiman A, Bird G, Metelitsa AI, Barankin B, Lauzon GJ. Cutaneous effects of smoking. J Cutan Med Surg 2004 Nov-Dec; 8(6):415-423. PMID: 15988548

Freiman A, Barankin B, Elpern DJ. Sports dermatology part 2: swimming and other aquatic sports. CMAJ 2004 Nov; 171(11):1339-1341. PMID: 15557582

Barankin B. Eponyms equal esteem. Skinmed 2004 Nov-Dec; 3(6):306. [Comment on: Skinmed 2004 Jan-Feb; 3(1):11-12.] PMID: 15538077

Freiman A, Barankin B, Elpern DJ. Sports dermatology part 1: common dermatoses. CMAJ 2004 Oct; 171(8):851-853. PMID: 15477621

Rackal J, Barankin B. The role of fish oils in psoriasis. Skinmed 2004 Sep-Oct; 3(5):290-291. PMID: 15365270

Turchin I, Barankin B, Morelli JG. Myths and misconceptions: the risk of melanoma in small congenital nevi. Skinmed 2004 Jul-Aug; 3(4):228-229. PMID: 15249787

Barankin B, Gross MS. Nipple and areolar eczema in the breastfeeding woman. J Cutan Med Surg 2004 Mar-Apr; 8(2):126-130. Epub 3-May-2004. PMID: 15129318

Barankin B, Alanen K, Ting PT, Sapijaszko MJ. Bilateral facial apocrine chromhidrosis. J Drugs Dermatol 2004 Mar-Apr; 3(2):184-186. PMID: 15098975

Metelitsa A, Barankin B, Lin AN. Diagnosis of sports-related dermatoses. Int J Dermatol 2004 Feb; 43(2):113-119. [Comment in: Int J Dermatol 2005 Sep; 44(9):794-795.] PMID: 15125501

Metelitsa A, Barankin B. A new wave of medical humanism. University of Alberta Health Sciences Journal 2004; 1(1):43.

Bentley JM, Barankin B, Lauzon GJ. Paying more than lip service to lip lesions. Can Fam Physician 2003 Sep; 49:1111-1116. PMID: 14526863

Bentley JM, Barankin B, Guenther LC. A review of common pediatric lip lesions: herpes simplex/recurrent herpes labialis, impetigo, mucoceles, and hemangiomas. Clin Pediatr (Phila) 2003 Jul/Aug; 42(6):475-482. PMID: 12921448

Barankin B, Silver SG, Carruthers A.  The skin in pregnancy.  J Cutan Med Surg 2002 May-Jun; 6(3):236-240.  Epub 2002 Apr 15.  PMID: 11951128

Barankin B, Guenther L. Rosacea and atopic dermatitis. Two common occulocutaneous disorders. Can Fam Physician 2002 Apr; 48:721-724. PMID: 12046367

Barankin B, DeKoven J. Psychosocial effect of common skin diseases. Can Fam Physician 2002 Apr; 48:712-716. [Comment in: Can Fam Physician 2002 Apr; 48:660-662, 668-670.] PMID: 12046366

Barankin B, Shum D, Guenther L. Tumors arising in nevus sebaceus: a study of 596 cases. J Am Acad Dermatol 2001 Nov; 45(5):792-793; author reply 794. [Comment on: J Am Acad Dermatol 2000 Feb; 42(2Pt1):263-268.] PMID: 11606940

Barankin B, Searles G. Pediatrics: Dermatology: Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome. eMedicine Journal 2(9):14-Sep-2001.

Guenther L, Barankin B, Powell J. Pediatrics: Dermatology: Sunburns. eMedicine Journal 2(7):07-Jul-2001.

Barankin B, Guenther L. Dermatological manifestations of Down’s syndrome. J Cutan Med Surg 2001 Jul-Aug; 5(4):289-293. Epub 2-May-2001. PMID: 11907837

Liu KE, Barankin B, Howard J, Guenther LC. One-year follow up on the impact of a sun awareness curriculum on medical students' knowledge, attitudes, and behavior. J Cutan Med Surg 2001 May-Jun; 5(3):193-200. Epub 2-May-2001. PMID: 11685664

Barankin B, Liu K, Howard J, Guenther L. Effects of a sun awareness program targeting elementary school children and their parents. J Cutan Med Surg 2001 Jan-Feb; 5(1):2-7. PMID: 11281429

Barankin B. The cold war is over: a time to put Soviet psychiatry into context. Annals: The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada 2000 Dec; 33(8):488-492. [Also in: The Proceedings of the 9th Annual History of Medicine Days, Whitelaw WA (Ed.) 2000.]

Liu KE, Barankin B, Guenther LC. Promoting sun awareness and skin cancer prevention. Acad Med 2000 Nov; 75(11):1046-1047. PMID: 11078658

Barankin B, Gottschalk. Assessing and managing common skin problems in the primary care setting. University of Toronto Medical Journal 2000 May; 77(3):202-207.

Bolton J, Barankin B, Chan J, Mitchell C. Thyroid function in children with Down syndrome: birth to two years. J Can Paediatric Society: Beyond 2000 Conference Abstracts 2000 May/Jun; 5(SupplA):23A.

Barankin B. The impact of Linus Pauling on modern medicine & society. Annals: The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada 1999; 32(4):232-234. [Reprinted in: Bulletin of Anesthesia History 1999 Oct; 17(4):15-16.]

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