• Portrait of Dr. Rizwan Manji
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Surgery
    Asper Clinical Research Institute
    St. Boniface General Hospital
    CR3014 — 369 Tache Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 2A6

    Phone: 204-258-1031
    Fax: 204-231-4624

Research affiliations

Research summary

Dr. Manji’s research focusses on outcome studies in patients post cardiac surgery including those with prolonged length of stay, heparin induced thrombocytopenia and seizures using a large clinical and administrative database. Dr. Manji also does basic science research looking at the role of the immune response in the failure of bioprosthetic heart valves and the role of the immune response in causing aortic stenosis. Dr. Manji has done research work related to cardiovascular disease in low-middle income countries and Dr. Manji is interested in cognitive overload/brain biology leading to medical error and burnout.


Dr. Manji completed his MD, PhD and cardiac surgery training at the University of Alberta followed by his critical care training and MBA at UM. Dr. Manji practices critical care medicine and does research in the areas mentioned under research summary. Dr. Manji is part of the surgery department’s quality improvement/innovation and implementation committee and also serves as a reviewer for many journals as well as grant committees. 



  • Citation Finalist, Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Meeting (2011)
  • Archer Daniels Midland Fellowship, I.H. Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba (2006)
  • Postgraduate Medical Publication Research Prize, University of Alberta (2005)

Contact us

Max Rady College of Medicine
AE101-820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada