Former actress and filmmaker Dr. Janet Ip is thrilled to make her debut at Project Skin MD, infusing artistry into medicine through her cosmetic practice. Her own struggle with teenage acne sparked an early interest in skin care and ignited an early passion for dermatology (cue: pursuit of flawless skin).
Originally from Winnipeg, this sweet Prairie Girl transplanted herself to the coast to complete a medical degree and family practice residency at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Ip practiced for 12 years at Pacific Derm, caring for a wide range of skin conditions and diseases, and honing a special interest in acne, rosacea, and skin cancers, as well as in cosmetic procedures.
She is currently a Clinical Instructor at UBC and lectures and teaches medical residents in the field of dermatology and the use of dermoscopy. She has been a repeat facilitator and panelist at the DermaCon conference, a continuing medical education event for health care professionals nationwide.
She’s quite the smarty-pants: Dr. Ip has published research in the Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery and has been the recipient of numerous academic scholarships and research awards, including recognition from the UBC Division of Dermatology and BC Cancer Foundation for her work in the field of skin cancer. She has been a medical consultant for the Globe and Mail and Canadian Health publications, as well as a participant in public skin cancer screening clinics held by the Canadian Dermatology Association.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Ip is a film, theatre and fashion buff and dabbles in the art of animal photography. She is excited to join the ranks of artists at Project Skin MD and to work once again with Dr. Bill McGillivray and this incredible team.
PS: Dr. Ip is taking a swing at tennis with the goal of making a seniors’ Wimbledon tournament one day.