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Dr. Adelle Atkinson

Dr. Adelle Atkinson

Upcoming CME AWAY® Conference(s):

Specialties: Pediatrics

About The Speaker

Dr. Atkinson completed her MD at McMaster University in 1994 and went on to complete her Paediatric Residency at the University of Toronto in 1998 taking on the role of Chief Paediatric Resident in her final year. From 1998 – 2000 Dr. Atkinson completed two years of subspecialty training in Paediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the University of Toronto. After completing this program, she was offered a consultant position in the Division of Immunology and Allergy with a cross appointment to the section of Blood and Marrow Transplantation.


Dr. Atkinson is currently a Professor of Paediatrics in the Department of Paediatrics, and a consultant Immunologist/Allergist in the Division of Immunology and Allergy. Her clinical work focuses on patients with primary immunodeficiencies, bone marrow transplantation, and complex allergic diseases with an emphasis on reactions to foods, drugs and biologics.


Dr. Atkinson currently holds the position of Associate Chair – Education, and previously the position of Director of Postgraduate Medical Education for the Department of Paediatrics. In the latter role, she administered the training program for over 80 paediatric residents at the University of Toronto, from 2006 – 2021. She is a graduate of the Education Scholar’s Program, through the Centre for Faculty Development. She is the winner of the PARO Best Residency Program (2008), the Dr. Sarita Verma Award for Mentorship and Advocacy (2009), the Harry Bain Award for teaching excellence (2014), the Department of Paediatrics Continuing Education Award (2018), the Paediatric Chairs of Canada Clinician Educator Award (2018), the International Conference on Residency Education – Program Director of the Year award (2019) and the CPS – Michel Weber Education Award (2020). She spends over 50% of her time in medical education related activities.


Dr. Atkinson also holds several other leadership positions including Chair – Specialty Committee for Paediatrics as well as the Departmental lead for CBME.


Dr. Atkinson is also a Clinician Educator with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, with a focus on the Implementation of Competence by Design.


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