B.Sc. (Hons), MBBS, DABD, FRCPC
Dr. Louis Weatherhead graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours B.Sc. in Physiology in 1972. He attended medical school at the University of the West Indies graduating in 1978. After completing a rotating internship at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1979, he returned to Canada to pursue a residency in dermatology, completing this in 1983. He was successful in the specialty board examinations of both the American Board of Dermatology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada receiving the Diploma of the American Board of Dermatology and the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and surgeons of Canada in 1983.
After completing his studies, Dr. Weatherhead joined the Dermatology staff at the Ottawa General Hospital in January 1984, becoming a consultant physician at the Ontario Cancer Clinic, General Campus and joining the academic faculty of the University of Ottawa. He was instrumental in establishing the surgical dermatology section of the division of dermatology and is currently the director of surgical dermatology, a position he has held for over 20 years.
Currently, Dr. Weatherhead is an associate professor in dermatology at the University of Ottawa, and is recognised nationally as a surgical dermatologist. He is a founding member of the Canadian society of Dermatologic Surgery and is an active member of the Canadian Dermatology Association, having served as the president of the CDA for the period of 2006-2007. He also is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is a member of The International Society of Dermatology, The Caribbean Dermatology Association, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Weatherhead’s private dermatology practice combines medical and surgical dermatology. His particular interests are the surgical management of benign and malignant cutaneous lesions and aesthetic dermatology including aesthetic laser therapy, injectables and chemical peels.
In addition, he also also holds a weekly teaching cutaneous oncology clinic at the Ottawa Hospital, General campus which specializes in the surgical management of skin cancer and which is recognised as a centre of excellence.
Louis is married to Sylvia since 1979; they have three wonderful sons, Jonathan, Michael and Christopher.
He is a passionate musician, he started his musical career in Barbados and played professionally in The Staccatoes, before moving to Canada. He has his own 7 piece Blues band called The Phoenix Big Band. The band plays for various charities, most often for the Ottawa Food Bank.