Mike Evans

Dr. Mike Evans

Dr. Mike Evans,
Scientist at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute


Walk, Tweak, and Re-Frame: What does science
say about a better, healthier life?

December 4th, 1:00-3:00 pm

Profiled in 2013 as one of the top 10 innovators in health care
by the Canadian Medical Association.

Known internationally for innovation in how we engage and educate patients, Dr. Mike Evans focuses on bringing together creative interdisciplinary teams to redesign primary care and make innovated health messaging. Creator of two original videos, 23 and ½ hours: What is the single most important thing you can do for your health and 90:10: The single most important thing you can do for stress, Dr. Evans better informs and engages Canadians about health.


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 laboratory where there are no white coats or test tubes. Instead his 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 Canadian Institutes for Health Research, 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 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, chosen by the CBC as one the five “Health Heroes of 2012”, and was profiled in 2013 as one of the top 10 innovators in healthcare by the Canadian Medical Association. His work has been profiled widely in sources as varied as JAMA, Walrus Magazine, MacroWikinomics, ReCivilization, The BMJ, and the hit 2013 Netflix series “Orange is the New Black”. He lives in the Annex area of Toronto with his family of five who all play hockey.