Ballyk, D.

f_ballykBarbara (Dee) Ballyk

B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D., Associate Professor (Teaching Stream)
Medical Sciences Building, Room MS1160
University of Toronto
Tel: 978-3694

Dr.Ballyk is from St. Catharines Ontario. She completed her B.Sc. in LifeSciences, her M.Sc. in Anatomy and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology at Queen’sUniversity. Dr. Ballyk is the Faculty Lead for Anatomy for the M.D. Program in the Faculty of Medicine; she is responsible for the development and delivery of gross anatomy, neuroanatomy and histology content in the preclerkship M.D.Program. For the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, she is the Course Director ofANA300Y, Human Anatomy and Histology. Three times she has won the W.T. AikinsAward, the Faculty of Medicine’s “most prestigious award for sustainedcommitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching” in the M.D. Program.These awards have been in the categories of Individual Teaching Performance,Large Group (2011, 2017) and for Course/Program Development and Coordination(2015). For ANA300Y, she received the Faculty of Medicine’s Award forExcellence in Undergraduate Teaching in Life Sciences (2013). In addition, thegraduating medical class of 2017 chose her to receive the Pre-Clinical Dr. E.Mary Hollington Teaching Award, for having “taught with distinction in thepre-clinical or basic science portion of the curriculum”.


ANA 300Y Human Anatomy and Histology
Structure of the human body and its relationship to function. Human histology, gross anatomy, and neuroanatomy. (Fall-Winter Term)

M.D. Program, Foundations Curriculum
Asthe Faculty of Medicine Lead for Anatomy, Dr. Ballyk has incorporated humangross anatomy, histology and neuroanatomy into the new Foundations Curriculumby aligning topics in anatomy with the content of the various courses that makeup the two-year preclerkship curriculum within the M.D. Program. This approachintegrates anatomical knowledge with other basic sciences and with clinicalcontent, thereby creating a more meaningful and relevant educational experiencefor M.D. students. For the Foundations Curriculum, Dr. Ballyk has developedcustom-built, interactive online modules and coordinated them with over 100hours of practical laboratory sessions.