About Dr. Mike
Dr. Mike is a staff physician at St. Michael’s Hospital, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute. He has a busy inner city practice.
Dr. Evans runs a different kind of health lab where there are no white coats or test tubes. Instead the lab fuses “creatives”, such as film makers and illustrators, with clinicians and best evidence. He has started a medical school for the public (Mini-Med School @ U of T), written an award winning kids book (the Adventures of Medical Man), Chief Edited a textbook of medicine, been Scientific Officer for Knowledge Translation at the CIHR, and is the nationally syndicated house doctor for CBC weekend morning radio. His video “23 and ½ hours” has been seen by over 4 million people and his Medical School for the Public on YouTube (www.youtube.com/docmikeevans) has been viewed by over 7 million people worldwide. Recent awards include the Gold Medal for Social Media at the Web Health Awards, Zoomer top 45 Canadians over 45, and picked by the CBC as one the five “Health Heroes of 2012”. His work has been profiled widely in sources as varied as JAMA, Walrus Magazine, MacroWikinomics, The BMJ, and the hit series “Orange is the New Black”.
He lives in the Annex area of Toronto with his family of five who all play hockey.