DR. CHRIS DR. Keeling has nineteen years of
post secondary education (1987 - 2006) and is
an authentic expert in the diagnosis
and treatment of skin disease.

Dr. Keeling received his Bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of New Brunswick including a scholarship year at the University of Maine at Orono, USA. He completed a Masters of Science at UNB while studying abroad in Scotland. He spent two years at the University of Connecticut, USA, working on his PhD before switching to medicine where he complete his Doctor of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

In 2000, Dr. Keeling was one of only four doctors accepted into dermatology residency training programs across Canada. He completed his Specialist Training at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, in 2005.

After being awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) in Dermatology, Dr. Keeling went on to do a further Fellowship in Dermatologic Surgery at McGill University where he trained in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, the Gold Standard in North America for surgical management of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers. There are less than thirty such specialists in Canada. Dr. Keeling has the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta approval to perform Mohs Micrographic Surgery out of his private Non-Hospital Surgical Facility and maintains formal accreditation with the College of Alberta.

While in Montreal Dr. Keeling won the Resident Teacher of the Year Award. He also won the Canadian Dermatology Association Residents and Fellows Society Excellence in Teaching Award. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Dermatology at the University of Alberta in the Department of Medicine. He is the President of the Alberta Society of Dermatology and the President of the Section of Dermatology at the Alberta Medical Association. He continues his passion for teaching at Symmetry Dermatology by training Residents in Dermatology, Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology as well as Family Medicine residents and Medical Students interested in Medical and Surgical Dermatology.

Dr. Keeling has a special interest in cutaneous oncology with a focus on surgical management of skin cancers using Mohs Micrographic Surgery. His expertise further includes the diagnosis and management of common skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and moles, in both adult and pediatric dermatology. He recently began a new interest in Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) a painful, debilitating, orphan condition in Dermatology with few interested physicians in medicine, let alone true experts. He employs a holistic approach to patients with HS managing diet, supplementation, medicine, surgery and support to offer hope for what seems a life of torment.

His interests extend to the esthetic aspects of dermatology as well and he utilizes his surgical skills to enhance and rejuvenate patients with a myriad of products and laser technologies available at the Symmetry Centre.

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