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 PEER team.

The team has worked in collaboration with the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP) since 2009. Projects like Tools for Practice, the Price Comparison of Commonly Prescribed Pharmaceuticals in Alberta document, the Practical Evidence for Informed Practice (PEIP) Conference, and several primary healthcare guidelines have been proudly produced by this partnership. For more information on the ACFP visit acfp.ca

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 Read More

Adrienne Lindblad, BSP BSc ACPR PharmD

Clinical Evidence Expert Lead, College of Family Physicians of Canada

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

Adrienne received her pharmacy degree from the University of Saskatchewan, completed the hospital pharmacy residency program in Halifax, and earned 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) Read More

Danielle Perry, BScN RN

Clinical Evidence Expert, College of Family Physicians of Canada

Danielle has a background in nursing and epidemiology, with experience in acute, long-term and correctional nursing. Currently, she works full-time developing and providing physician education materials that utilize evidence-based medicine. She enjoys teaching and is actively involved in academic detailing to family physicians across Alberta. 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 independent community pharmacy and a Primary Care Network Read More

Nikita McEwan, BA

Coordinator, Members Program and PEER Partnership, 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 Read More

Jessica Kirkwood, MD CCFP (AM)

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Jessica joined the PEER 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 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. Read More

Nicolas Dugré, PharmD MSC

Assistant clinical professor, Faculty of pharmacy, University of Montréal

Pharmacist, CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'Ile-de-Montréal

Nicolas received his Doctor of pharmacy in 2011 and his Master degree in advanced pharmacotherapy in 2012 from the University of Montréal. He has since been sharing his time between teaching at the university, co-hosting a French medical podcast and working as a clinical pharmacist at the Sacré-Coeur Family medecine group in Montréal. Nicolas contributes to Tools for practice, guideline development and other knowledge translation projects. Read More

Jamie Falk, BScPharm PharmD

Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy

Pharmacist, Department of Family Medicine

Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Jamie received his pharmacy degree from the University of Manitoba and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of British Columbia. His clinical and teaching activities revolve around evidence application Read More

Anthony Train, MBChB CCFP

Assistant Professor, Family Medicine, Queen's University

Ant joined the team in May 2020. He is a family physician and Assistant Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston, ON. He trained in Cape Town, South Africa before reloc Read More

Jen Potter, MD CCFP

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba

Jen has been in practice as a family physician since 2005, and at Kildonan Medical Centre in Winnipeg since 2012 where she participates in undergraduate and postgraduate medical Read More

Allison Paige, MD CCFP

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba

Site Medical Lead, Kildonan Medical Centre

Associate Director of Quality Improvement, Department of Family Medicine

Max Rady College of Medicine, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Alli works as a Family Physician and clinical preceptor at Kildonan Medical Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She also is the Associate Director for Quality Improvement in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba Alli is married with two children. She loves going to the lake and Disney World with her family as well as doing karate. Read More

Ricky Turgeon, BSc(Pharm), ACPR, PharmD

Assistant Professor (tenure-track) - Greg Moore Professorship in Clinical & Community Cardiovascular Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia

Ricky received his BSc(Pharm) from Dalhousie University in 2012, completed a hospital pharmacy residency with the Lower Mainland Pharmacy Services in Vancouver in 2013, received his Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from UBC in 2015, and completed a 2-year post-doctoral Read More

Justin Weresch, MSc, MD CCFP

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, McMaster University

Clinician, McMaster Family Practice in Hamilton, Ontario

Justin Weresch is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University and works clinically out of McMaster Family Practice in Hamilton, Ontario. His clinical interests include Mental Health and Wellness, Musculoskeletal, and Sports Read More

Tony Nickonchuk, BScPharm

Alberta Health Services (AHS) Provincial Drug Utilization and Stewardship

Tony obtained his pharmacy degree from the University of Alberta in 2006 and spent 8 years working as a community pharmacist. Tony transitioned to becoming a pharmacist at the Peace River Hospital and now currently is involved Read More

Karenn Chan, MD CCFP CAC COE

Associate Professor, Dept of Family Medicine, University of Alberta

Karenn is a Care of the Elderly physician working in Edmonton, AB. She is a transplant from New Brunswick and completed her Family Medicine training at Dalhousie University, Saint John Site. Karenn's clinical  and research interests Read More