Education and Professional Standing
- Fellow of the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists (FCCMG), 2002. Fellowship training program in Biochemical Genetics, McMaster University and University of British Columbia, 2000-2002
- Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), 2000. Residency training in Medical Biochemistry, McMaster University, 1995-2000
- MD, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, 1995
- BSc (Medicine), University of Manitoba, 1993
- BSc (Biochemistry), University of Manitoba, 1991
The major focus of Dr. Potter’s research is on inborn errors of metabolism. This encompasses clinical research in the treatment of these disorders and the development of diagnostic tests.
Dr. Potter spends most of his professional time in the area of biochemical genetics, either running Metabolic Genetic clinics at McMaster Children's Hospital, or directing the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at the Hamilton Regional Laboratory Medicine
(seeClinical and laboratory biochemical genetics). He is also head of the regional newborn screening follow-up program and Chair of the Newborn Screening Ontario Advisory Council.
Dr. Potter teaches undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Health Sciences Program and post-graduate trainees in the pathology and pediatrics residency programs. He is also an active member of the national governing bodies for medical biochemistry (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) and biochemical genetics (Canadian College of Medical Geneticists).
Biochemical Genetics Laboratory Group
Technologists: Karen Rendall,Jeannette Pearce, Donna McCaughey, Lyse Wortel
Manager: Dan Brooks
Metabolic and Newborn Screening(NBS) Clinical Group
Dr. Mariya Kozenko, Dr. Jennifer MacKenzie, Dr. Murray Potter
Heather Andrighetti (NBS), Lauren Brick (NBS), Monique LaPointe (metabolics), Christina Parkinson (NBS and metabolics)
Metabolic Dietitians:Amy Pender, Susan Merko
Social Work: Josie Cirella