About Us

PEER evolved from the desire of a small group of family physicians to provide optimal health care in the context of Patient preferences and values, physician Experience and scientific Evidence from relevant Research reflecting patient oriented outcomes. The team of primary care providers grew and now forms the evidence based medicine (EBM) team in the department of Family Medicine.

Mike Allan, MD CCFP

Director, Program and Practice Support, College of Family Physicians of Canada

Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Mike has been in practice 20 years, given over 300 invited presentations and published over 100 articles. He is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta and the Director of the Program and Practice Support at the College of Family Physicians. Read More

Tina Korownyk, MD CCFP

Director, Evidence and CPD Program, Alberta College of Family Physicians

Director, Primary Care Opioid Response Initiative

Associate Professor, Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Tina is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. She has worked as a Family Physician for the past 10 years, primarily in Edmonton at the Northeast Community Health Centre. Read More

Mike Kolber, BSC MD CCFP MSC

Professor, Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Assistant Director, Evidence and CPD Program, Alberta College of Family Physicians

Mike is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. He practices in Peace River, Alberta using his additional skills training in gastroenterology. Read More

Scott Garrison, MD PHD

Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Director, Pragmatic Trials Collaborative

Scott spent the first 20 years of his professional career as a full time fee-for-service family physician. He has a passion for evidence- based medicine and left full time clinical practice in 2013 intent on pursuing clinical trials that address important, as yet unaddressed, primary care questions. He is working to build a platform for large primary care trials in both BC and Alberta. Read More

Adrienne Lindblad, BSP ACPR PHARMD

Knowledge Translation and Evidence Coordinator, Alberta College of Family Physicians

Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Adrienne completed her pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan, her hospital pharmacy residency in Halifax, and her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toronto. Read More

James McCormack, BSC PHARM PHARMD

Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, University of British Columbia

James received his undergraduate pharmacy degree from the University of British Columbia in 1982, completed a hospital pharmacy residency program at Lion’s Gate Hospital in North Vancouver in 1984, and received his doctorate in pharmacy (PharmD) in 1986 from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Read More

Danielle Perry, BSCN MSC CANDIDATE

Knowledge Translation Expert, Alberta College of Family Physicians

Danielle Perry is a Knowledge Translation Expert with the Alberta College of Family Physicians. She is a registered nurse by background and worked extensively in acute and long-term care. She is currently working on her Masters in Clinical Epidemiology. Read More

Joey Ton, BSCPHARM PHARMD

Clinical Evidence Expert, College of Family Physicians of Canada

Academic Adjunct Colleague, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta

Joey is a pharmacist who graduated with his Bachelors of Pharmacy in 2013 and Doctor of Pharmacy in 2015 both at the University of Alberta. Read More

Betsy Thomas, BSC PHARM

Project Manager, Education and KT

Primary Health Care Opioid Response Initiative

Alberta College of Family Physicians/ PEER

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Betsy completed her pharmacy degree from the University of Alberta in 1995. She recently worked as a pharmacist for many years at an Read More

Nikita McEwan, BA

Coordinator, Members Program, Alberta College of Family Physicians.

Nikita completed her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology with a special interest in Mortuary Archaeology and Osteology. She has experience in event planning and volunteer coordinating through the various MacEwan University’s Career Fairs. Her passion lies within learning, sharing, experiencing and celebrating who we are as humans. Nikita is very excited to be apart of the PEER Team! Read More

Jessica Kirkwood, MD CCFP (AM)

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Jessica is the newest member of PEER, having joined the team in September 2019 as an Assistant Professor with the University of Alberta. She has been a family physician at the Boyle McCauley Health Centre since 2012, providing primary care to patients dealing with homelessness, mental illness and substance use disorders. She is very passionate about helping educate primary care providers and learners to care for marginalized patients in a way that is empathic as well as evidence-based. She attended medical school and residency at the University of Alberta and Dr. Korownyk was her faculty advisor in residency. She has 2 small children, an active dog and a very patient husband. Read More

Samantha Moe, BScPhm ACPR PharmD

Clinical Evidence Expert, The College of Family Physicians of Canada

Adjunct Lecturer, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Samantha Moe completed her undergraduate pharmacy degree in 2001 and Doctor of Pharmacy in 2006 at the University of Toronto. She completed a hospital residency at the London Health Sciences Centre. After working for ten years in a family medicine teaching unit in a local community teaching hospital, she is now working with the College of Family Physician to develop education tools and guidelines, in collaboration with PEER. Sam is mother to three kids, and can often be found on a yoga mat, or nose buried in a great novel. Read More