NOVEMBER 15, 1966


Born in the Salish Sliammon First Nation (FN) in British Columbia (BC), Evan’s acting career includes roles in several Canadian TV series & made-for-TV movies. On stage, he played in Lear and in Thomson Highway’s Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing. Film awards include: Independent Spirit Award (Best Debut Performance) in Smoke Signals (1999) and Los Angeles Outfest Award for Fancydancing (2002). A playwright, his works, which include Dreams of Sheep, Snapshots, Dirty Dog River, and Janice’s Christmas, have been produced in Canada and internationally. Adams earned a medical degree at University of Calgary (2002), did residency at the University of BC focusing on Aboriginal health, and received a Master’s Degree in public health from Johns Hopkins University (2009). He has served as Aboriginal health physician advisor, Office of the BC Provincial Health Officer (2007-12), Deputy Provincial Health Officer (2012-14); and, now, Chief Medical Officer, First Nations Health Authority in BC.

Source:  “Dr. Evan Adams,” FAFM-FAMF.  Retrieved 5/28/2022, Dr. Evan Adams – FAFM-FAMF (  
Photo:  Mkiemele, 6/10/2009.  Permissive Use. 

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