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Richard Birtwhistle

Adjunct Scientist

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Queen's
  • Primary Care & Population Health Research Program

613-533-9303 Ext. 73934


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  • MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, McMaster University
  • CCFP, College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • MD, McMaster University
  • BSc, McMaster University

Research Focus

  • Primary care/Clinical practice
  • Chronic diseases and conditions
  • Medical informatics
  • Health services research

Other Affiliations

  • Professor of Family Medicine, Queen's University
  • Professor of Public Health Sciences, Queen's University
  • Director of the Centre for Studies in Primary Care, Queen's University
  • Walter Rosser Chair in Family Medicine, Queen's University
  • Family Physician, Queen's Family Health Team

Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Walter Rosser Chair in Family Medicine Research

    2017: Dr. Richard Birtwhistle was named to the Chair by Queen's University. The Chair is for a five-year appointment beginning January 1, 2017.

  • Lifetime Achievement Award in Family Medicine Research

    2015: Awarded to Dr. Richard Birtwhistle by The College of Family Physicians of Canada. The award honours individuals who are trailblazers and leaders in family medicine research.

  • Top 20 Pioneers in Family Medicine Research in Canada

    2015: Dr. Richard Birtwhistle recognized by The College of Family Physicians of Canada for his work with the Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network (CPCSSN), a pan-Canadian network of practitioners with electronic medical records (EMRs).

Recent ICES Publications