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Ivan Litvinov MD, PhD, FRCPC

Ivan V. Litvinov MD, PhD, FRCPC

Director, Division of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec Canada

Dr. Litvinov is the Director of the Division of Dermatology of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of McGill University. He earned his PhD degree in cellular and molecular medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, and his medical degree at McGill, completing dermatology residency training at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Prior to joining the faculty at McGill, Dr. Litvinov practiced as an assistant professor and dermatology clinician-scientist at the University of Ottawa between 2015-2017.

During 2019-2021, Dr. Litvinov served as regional director (Quebec) of the Canadian Dermatology Association. Currently, he serves as the president of the Skin Research Group of Canada and as a board member of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas. He is also actively involved in the literature, serving as an associate editor of Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery (JCMS) and Frontiers in Medicine and as a deputy editor of JCMS Case Reports.

He is active in cutaneous research, particularly studying cutaneous lymphomas, keratinocyte carcinomas, and melanoma, and his research is supported by various grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Dr. Litvinov directs a translational research laboratory within the cancer research program of the MUHC-Research Institute and a hematology-dermatology multidisciplinary clinic at the Glen Site of the MUHC. He also directs a skin cancer diagnosis and treatment clinic for solid organ transplant recipients, and he oversees Projet Soleil UV/SunFit Project. In 2020, Dr. Litvinov received the Early Career Award in Cancer from CIHR and the 2019 President Cup Award for his contributions to dermatology and research.


Dr. Litvinov has no relevant disclosures.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. The Use of AI in Detecting Skin Cancer