Kevin Pottie, MD, MClSc, CCFP

Kevin Pottie, MD, MClSc, CCFPProfessor
Department of Family Medicine

Office: PHFM 2147
Phone: 519.661.2111 X85722


Kevin Pottie is family physician who is passionate about global health and using research and entrepreneurship to scale evidence-based interventions for vulnerable populations. He has led a productive 20-year research program in family medicine and primary care (over 200 peer reviewed publications), focusing on refugee health, homeless health, health equity and interdisciplinary evidence-based guidelines. Throughout his career, Dr. Pottie has helped guide and shape national and international practice and policy related to primary health care.

As co-lead of the Ontario Ministry of Health Primary Health Care Transition Fund IMPACT project, Dr. Pottie developed a popular interdisciplinary health care delivery model that has enabled primary care practices to integrate clinical pharmacists. During the Refugee Health Crisis, Dr. Pottie led the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control team in the development of the European Migrant Health Guidelines, and working with the World Health Organization, he integrated GRADE evidence and equity into decision making processes. He now co-leads the implementation of international ‘eCOVID’ RecMap plain language recommendations and PHAC post Covid condition guidelines.

Dr. Pottie currently holds the Ian McWhinney Chair in Family Medicine Studies at Western University, where he is a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine. His research team includes undergraduates, medical students, graduate students and fellows, and together they will focus on ‘Health Equity and Primary Care’. He is also an active adjunct Professor in Family Medicine, Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Dalhousie University. He completed his medical degree at Dalhousie University, his family medicine residency at the University of Ottawa, and earned a master’s in clinical science at Western University.

Inspired by his patients around the world, Dr. Pottie says his work aims to contribute leadership, entrepreneurship and scholarship to community and family medicine.

For more information see: 

GRADE, Cochrane Collaboration, WHO, NICE COVID19 Recommendations Map for the public and practitioners: 

Cochrane Equity Homeless Health guidelines, systematic reviews, curriculum, and checklist papers:

Canadian Collaboration for Immigrant and Refugee Health e-learning and checklists: