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  • Clinical Instructor, Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia
  • Member of the Canadian Dermatology Association
  • Member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Member of the Dermatology Society of British Columbia

Dr. Tess Peters is a dual board-certified dermatologist in Canada and the USA. She attended Queen's University to study Life Sciences. Her undergraduate research involved a study of phosphodiesterase inhibitors and cell permeability. Following this, she completed a Master's in Biomedical Communications (formerly medical illustration) at the University of Toronto. This unique translational research involved fine art, new media design, 3-D visualization, and advanced anatomy. She worked briefly as a freelance artist for various scientific publishers in Toronto.

Motivated by a strong desire to help others, she began medical school at Cummings School of Medicine in 2012. She was accepted into the highly competitive dermatology program at the University of Calgary, where she was chief resident. This intensive five-year program included training in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology.

Dr. Peters went on to do additional training with world experts in San Francisco, Vancouver, Toronto, and London. While at the prestigious Guy and St Thomas’s Hospitalin London, UK (formerly St. John’s Hospital), she participated in clinical trials where she studied genetic collagen disorders and rare skin diseases. After residency, she sought out fellowship training in pediatric dermatology, laser medicine, and aesthetics.

A love of Vancouver Island and a desire to be near family made Victoria a perfect place to begin practicing in 2018. She now practices with esteemed colleagues Drs. Mark Lupin and Carmel Anderson at Cosmedica.

A scientific authority, invited speaker, researcher, industry advisor, mother, fine artist, gardener, and yogi, Dr. Peters is Victoria’s preeminent dermatologist offering both medical and cosmetic services.

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