Dr. Crowshoe is a Piikani Nation band member, a First Nations physician and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Calgary.
Dr. Crowshoe provides clinical service to the urban Indigenous population of Calgary at the Elbow River Healing Lodge, an AHS primary health service model that he developed. He has contributed to health services policy and programs, focusing on primary care service innovations for Indigenous people and has provided input on Indigenous health issues at provincial and national levels within key governmental, health and research organizations.
As an Indigenous health researcher, Dr. Crowshoe has experience leading provincial, national and international research teams focusing on primary care, public health and health education. Within the Cumming School of Medicine, he has concentrated on building policy and programming for effective recruitment of Indigenous students into medicine as well as teaching of all medical learners on Indigenous health.
Dr. Crowshoe has provided similar Indigenous health education input at the national level to the Association of Faculties of Medicine, the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He leads the Indigenous Primary Healthcare and Policy Research Network in Alberta.