McMaster University

McMaster University

Murray Potter


MD, FRCPC, FCCMG

Chair (Acting) and Professor
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Division: Clinical Pathology
Head, Biochemical Genetics
Associate Member, Department of Pediatrics

Email: Murray Potter

Chair Office:
McMaster University
2N16 Health Sciences Centre
905-521-2100 ext 76332
Assistant: Norma Stewart

Clinical Office:
McMaster University
3N17 Health Sciences Centre
905-521-2100 ext 73718
Assistant:Angela DiTomasso

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Faculty Biography

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

Interests

Research Focus

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.

Clinical Focus

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.

Academic Interests

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).


Team Members

Administrative Assistant:
Angela DiTomasso

Biochemical Genetics Laboratory Group

Technologists: Karen Rendall,Jeannette Pearce, Donna McCaughey, Lyse Wortel
Manager: Dan Brooks

Metabolic and Newborn Screening(NBS) Clinical Group

Metabolic Physicians:
Dr. Mariya Kozenko, Dr. Jennifer MacKenzie, Dr. Murray Potter

Genetic Councilors:
Heather Andrighetti (NBS), Lauren Brick (NBS), Monique LaPointe (metabolics), Christina Parkinson (NBS and metabolics)

Metabolic Dietitians:Amy Pender, Susan Merko

Social Work: Josie Cirella

 

Dr. Potter's Clinical Team

Selected Publications

Abstracts

  • Hernandez M, Chakraborty P, Kronick JB, Potter BK, Chan AKJ, Coyle D, Dyack S, Feigenbaum A, Karaceper M, Khan A, Little J, MacKenzie J, Maranda B, Mhanni A, Mitchell G, Mitchell JJ, Potter M, Prasad C, Siriwardena K, Stockler S, Tingley K, Trakadis Y, Turner L, Van Karnebeek C, Vallance H, Wilson B, Wilson K, on behalf of CIMDRN. 'A REDCap Database to Support Longitudinal Follow-up of Pediatric Patients with Inborn Errors of Metabolism'. Clinical Biochemistry 2014; 47(15): p. 138.
  • Kronick JB, Hernandez M, Tingley K, Potter BK, Chan A, Coyle D, Dodds L, Dyack S, Feigenbaum A, Geraghty M, Rockman-Greenberg C, Khan A, Little J, MacKenzie J, Maranda B, Mhanni A, Mitchell JJ, Mitchell G, Laberge AM, Potter M, Prasad C, Siriwardena K, Speechley KN, Stockler S, Turner L, VanKarnebeek C, Wilson K, Chakraborty P, on behalf of the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network. 'Metabolic clinic atlas: Organization of care for pediatric metabolic patients in Canada'. Clinical Biochemistry 2014; 47(15): p. 149.
  • Potter BK, Chakraborty P, Coyle D, Kronick JB, Wilson K, Brownell M, Chan A, Dodds L, Dyack S, Feigenbaum A, Fell D, Geraghty M, Gillis J, Rockman-Greenberg C, Guttman A, Hernandez M, Karaceper M, Khan A, Khangura SD, Laberge AM, Little J, MacKenzie J, Maranda B, Mhanni A, Miller FA, Mitchell JJ, Mitchell G, Nakhla M, Potter M, Prasad C, Siriwardena K, Sparkes R, Speechley KN, Stockler S, Tingley K, Trakadis Y, Turner L, Vallance H, VanKarnebeek C, Wilson B, Yuskiv N, on behalf of CIMDRN. 'Building a pan-Canadian practice-based research network for inherited metabolic diseases: the first two years of the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network (CIMDRN)'. Clinical Biochemistry 2014; 47(15): pp. 137-138.
  • Potter MA, Pender A, Langley E, Geraghty MT. Abstract - Short-term biological variance of PHE in patients with phenylketonuria. Molecular Genetics and Metabolism 2016;117:p279

Papers

  • Lamoureux MF, Tingley K, Kronick JB, Potter BK, Chan AKJ, Coyle D, Dodds L, Dyack S, Feigenbaum A, Geraghty MT, Gillis J, Rockman-Greenberg C, Khan A, Little J, MacKenzie J, Maranda B, Mhanni A, Mitchell JJ, Mitchell G, Laberge AM, Potter M, Prasad C, Siriwardena K, Speechley KN, Stockler S, Trakadis Y, Turner L, van Karnebeek C, Wilson K, Chakraborty P, on behalf of the Canadian Inherited Metabolic Diseases Research Network. Metabolic clinic atlas: Organization of care for children with inherited metabolic disease in Canada. JIMD Reports 2015;21:15-22. doi: 10.1007/8904_2014_347. [Epub 2015 Feb 26]
  • Cochran AJ, Percival ME, Thompson S, Gillen JB, MacInnis MJ, Potter MA, Tarnopolsky MA, Gibala MJ. Beta-Alanine Supplementation Does Not Augment the Skeletal Muscle Adaptive Response to Six Weeks of Sprint Interval Training. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2015 Dec;25(6):541-9. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem. 2015-0046. Epub 2015 May 22.
  • Mente A, Chalcraft K, Ak H, Davis AD, Lonn E, Miller R, Potter MA, Yusuf S, Anand SS, McQueen MJ. The relationship between trimethylamine-N-oxide and prevalent cardiovascular disease in a multi-ethnic population living in Canada. Canadian Journal of Cardiology 2015 Sep;31(9):1189-94. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca. 2015.06.016. Epub 2015 Jun 25.
  • Gannavarapu S, Prasad C, DiRaimo J, Napier M, Goobie S,Potter M, Chakraborty P, Karaceper M, Munoz T, Schulze A, MacKenzie J, Li L, Geraghty MT, Al-Dirbashi OY, Rupar CA. Biotinidase deficiency: Spectrum of molecular, enzymatic and clinical information from newborn screening Ontario, Canada (2007-2014). Mol Genet Metab. 2015 Nov;116(3):146-51. doi: 10.1016/j. ymgme.2015.08.010.

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