Dr. Kathleen Kwan Katipunan

Dr. Kathleen Kwan Katipunan is a Dermatologist and serves as Medical Director at the SKiN Laser Clinic. She is one of our advanced cosmetic injectors, and brings a wealth of knowledge in LASERs and aesthetic devices to the clinic and our clients.

Dr. Katipunan completed her residency training in Dermatology at the University of Toronto. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and a board certified Dermatologist of the Philippine Dermatological Society. She is also a member of various local and foreign dermatologic groups and societies including, the Canadian Dermatology Association, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, and the Canadian Laser Aesthetic Surgery Society.

Dr. Katipunan graduated with a degree in BSc Physiotherapy at the University of Perpetual Help, Philippines where she graduated with distinction for academic excellence. She earned her medical degree with honours (cum laude) at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines. She finished a three-year dermatology residency training at the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center, Manila, Philippines where she served as the Chief Resident in her final year. She then pursued fellowship training at the Cosmetic and Laser Surgery Institute of Dermatology in Bangkok, Thailand. After moving to Canada, she again underwent residency training in dermatology at the University of Toronto.

She stays updated on the best practices in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology by regularly attending international seminars, conferences, and hands-on trainings. Aside from working as a Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Katipunan also engages in medical dermatology, and is involved in clinical trials at the SKiN Centre for Dermatology. With all of these activities on her hand, Dr. Katipunan is also a busy mom to two very athletic girls, Patricia and Elizabeth.

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The health of your skin is a part of your overall health, and it’s something we deeply care about. SKiN Laser’s team is ready to help you look and feel your best. Our staff are highly trained and certified medical professionals — and we are here to ensure you are comfortable with your treatments every step of the way. You can trust your skin to our professionals.


Dr. Gooderham is a well-established Dermatologist and serves as Medical Director at the SKiN Centre for Dermatology and the SKiN Research centre.

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Dr. Kathleen Kwan Katipunan serves as Medical Director at the SKiN Laser Clinic. She is also an advanced cosmetic injector, and has a wealth of knowledge in LASERs and aesthetic devices.

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Holly is one of the most recognized injectors in Canada, and her reputation extends internationally. She is a member of the World Society of Inter-disciplinary Anti-aging Medicine.

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Samantha Hogan

Samantha is a Medical Esthetician specializing in a range of laser services to help clients with acne scars, age spots, melasma, and more.

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Alexis Leroux

Alexis joined the SKiN Laser Clinic in 2016 as a Medical Esthetician. She specializes in Laser Hair Removal in Peterborough and the Kawarthas.

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Tara Welburn

With eight years in the industry, Tara is known for her gentle, calming nature which had made her successful in building client relationships.

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Interested in Research Trials?

We are passionate about helping people find skin care solutions that work for them. SKiN Research was established to help improve outcomes for people affected by skin conditions. We are trialing new medications for a variety of skin conditions in highly monitored programs. If you’ve been living with a skin condition and have not had success with treatments, there may be opportunities to try something new. We are accepting applications for a number of upcoming trials. Contact us today to learn more. 

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