Dr. Derek Woolner has been practicing dermatology for 15 years in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Calgary Medical School in 1988 and trained in dermatology and dermatopathology at the University of Chicago. He is an active member of the medical staff at a number of area hospitals including Foothills Medical Centre, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Rockyview General Hospital, and the Alberta Children’s Hospital.

He is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Calgary and is active in teaching medical students and residents in addition to his clinical work.

In 2010, Dr. Woolner opened Northwest Dermatology and Laser Centre to provide medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology care for patients of all ages. Northwest Dermatology and Laser Centre also participates in clinical research studies for dermatological conditions. Dr. Woolner and his staff are pleased to provide new and innovative treatments to their patients.

Dr. Woolner and his wife, Elisabeth, who is a family physician, are kept active with their two children and fulfilling careers in medicine.



I have had the pleasure of working for Dr. Woolner for the past 8 years as his receptionist, first at the Market Mall office and then moved with him in July 2010 to our new location.

I have 2 adult children. In the summer we spend our weekends in the country at our farm.


My name is Cindy. In 2003, my family (husband, son, daughter, and myself) were transferred to Calgary from Houston, Texas. After obtaining permanent resident status, I decided to look for a part-time job and in 2006, I was fortunate enough to be hired by Dermatology Associates.

I now work for Dr. Woolner at our newly formed practice, Northwest Dermatology, and enjoy job sharing with Helen as receptionist. It’s great to be part of such a fantastic work family!


Hi, my name is Radka. I have been part of Dr. Woolner’s team for more than four years. I like working as his medical assistant but mostly enjoy meeting and helping our patients every day.

I am married and have two teenage children. I share my “free” time with my family and friends. We like to go camping and canoeing on the Glenmore Reservoir in the summer.


Hello, my name is Susan. I grew up in Edmonton and moved to Calgary in 2006. I first started working in pediatric homecare after graduating from an LPN program in 2004. Since that time I have worked in different areas of dermatology both medical and cosmetic for 5 ½ years.

I enjoy my family of pets and humans and we like to pursue outdoor activities weather permitting.


Hi, my name is Tami. I have worked in the field of dermatology since 1988. I have learned many things over the years about dermatology and people in general. For the last ten years I have worked with Dr. Woolner as a laser technician. I enjoy our close team atmosphere and we have a lot of fun while helping many people. The field of dermatology is always changing with new technology and new ideas and it is very exciting to be in the forefront.

My husband, son and I love to go camping. We enjoy dirtbiking in the summer and snowmobiling in the winter (when it’s not too cold).


Hello, my name is Wendy and I am the Clinical Research Coordinator at Northwest Dermatology and Laser Centre. I have been involved in coordinating clinical trials for 19 years, the last 6 in the area of dermatology. I enjoy the flexibility that clinical research allows and it is always exciting to participate in the process of developing new and effective treatments for various dermatologic conditions, some of which can be very debilitating.

Time away from the clinic is spent with family and friends attending various activities around the city or relaxing at our cabin on the lake.


Hi, my name is Lois and I had the pleasure of setting up the clinic for Dr. Woolner.  I am the jack of all trades, master of none so they gave me the dubious title of clinic manager.  Outside the office I enjoy volunteer work at our community association and running with my girlfriends in Fish Creek park.

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