Apple hires doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital

Apple has hired Dr. Mike Evans (also known as “DocMikeEvans"), a Canadian doctor from a Toronto teaching hospital for an unspecified role involving worldwide health innovation, reports CBC News.  He’s a former staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto,

According to CBC News, he’s already started his new line of digital health care work with Apple. Evans, who declined to discuss his job in detail, is commuting between Toronto and Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California while his older son finishes high school, the article adds.

Evans' media lab fuses patients with creatives (filmmakers, designers, writers) and expert clinician-researchers. The premise of his lab is that most healthcare happens at home and that the biggest missing workforce is the public, and that if we can create high quality infectious health media we can engage “peer-to-peer healthcare.”

Evans tells evidence-based stories and then imbeds them in the relationships of care: friend to friend, caregiver to patient, hockey player to hockey player. He has a radio show on CBC’s Fresh Air. More than 12 million people have seen his famous whiteboard series on YouTube. Topics range from stress management to acne to quality improvement to the early childhood brain.