Dr. Krista Hardy, MD, FRCSC, FACS
In relation to acute care surgery, Dr. Hardy’s main area of research interest is in assessment of efficiency of care and population-based outcome measures. In the field of bariatric surgery, her main research interest is in conducting longitudinal studies related to access to bariatric care, perioperative optimization, continuity of care and measurement of comorbidity resolution. Her other specialties include laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Hardy is the General Surgery Research Director at the University of Manitoba, Assistant Director of the Research Advisory Committee in the Department of Surgery, Bariatric Surgeon and Research Lead of the WRHA-Centre for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program, and a full-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery, Section of General Surgery at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Hardy is a full-time General Surgeon at both Victoria and St. Boniface General Hospital.

Dr. Hardy’s current research foci include conducting research into outcomes related to implementation of an Acute Care Surgery Service and co-leading the creation of an Acute Care Surgery Services Registry, undertaking a randomized trial of a preoperative exercise intervention for bariatric surgery patients in partnership with the Active Living Centre at the University of Manitoba, co-leading a pilot study investigating whether bariatric surgery worsens the severity of obstructive sleep apnea. Most recently, Dr. Hardy was awarded funding to investigate the metabolic impact of bariatric surgery compared to best diabetic care on Manitoba’s urban Indigenous population.

Dr. Hardy supervises surgical residents at the levels of the Clinician Investigator Program as well as Master of Science in Surgery.