Dr. Alan Menkis was appointed in September, 2004 as the Medical Director of the WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program and the Head of the Section of Cardiac Surgery, University of Manitoba.
He was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He achieved an MD degree from McMaster University in Hamilton and did postgraduate training in cardiovascular research, internal medicine, and surgery in Hamilton, and Memorial University in Newfoundland. He received general cardiac surgical training at The University of Ottawa Heart Institute. He received advanced post fellowship training in mechanical circulatory assist devices in Ottawa and at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City.
He has pursued an interest in Health Care Policy, Economics and Administration and participated in several programs most notably the prestigious Executive Program for Physicians and Health Care Leaders at Harvard University.
His research interests include innovations in the treatment of valvular heart disease, mechanical circulatory assistance and more recently in robotic surgery. He has published extensively and has been the recipient of numerous research grants. He previously sat on the Clinical Trials Committee of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and is an associate editor the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. He is the former Chairman of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Western Ontario and the London Health Sciences Center. He is Past President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and Past President of the Canadian Society for Transplantation.
Since 1997 he has been a driving force in the development of minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery locally, nationally and internationally.
If you would like to reach Dr. Menkis please contact his office at:
CR1050 – 369 Tache Avenue
St Boniface General Hospital
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6
Telephone: (204) 258-1203 and Fax: (204) 233-6065
Telephone: (204) 235-1203 and Fax: (204) 231-5493