• Portrait of Dr. Ryan Mitchell
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Surgery
    St. Boniface Surgical Associates
    200 – 400 Tache Ave.
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2H 3C3

    Phone: 204-258-1088
    Fax: 204-237-8141

Cross appointments

Clinical positions

Research focus

Research summary

Dr. Mitchell’s research interests are an extension of his clinical work with the post-bariatric and massive weight-loss populations.


Dr. Ryan Mitchell is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, with both Canadian and American board certifications in plastic surgery. He completed his initial training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in 2013 at UM and was accepted and completed a prestigious world-renowned fellowship in body contouring at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. 

Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Mitchell began his career in aesthetic private practice in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he practiced for two years before returning to Winnipeg. He has been providing complex contour corrections throughout the body since 2014. Dr. Mitchell is Manitoba’s only plastic surgeon who is fellowship-trained in body contouring procedures with expertise in body contour correction for individuals who have undergone significant weight-loss.

Dr. Mitchell has served as a research director for plastic surgery at the UM. Additionally, he served as the co-chair for the Annual Department of Surgery Research Symposium (2018 and 2019). Dr. Mitchell is currently site head of plastic surgery at St. Boniface Hospital.


Fellow (body contouring), University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2014)

Post Graduate Medical Education, University of Manitoba (2013)

Medical Undergraduate, University of Calgary (2008)

Bachelor of Science, University of Calgary (2004)


American Board Certification in Plastic Surgery, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (2015)

Canadian Board Certification in Plastic Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2013) 

Scientific Papers on Trauma Residents competition, Region 11 Winner (2009)

Resident Teaching Award, University of Manitoba (2009)

Nat Christie Medical Scholarship, University of Calgary (2005 - 2008)

Have a Heart Bursary, Canadian Cardiovascular Society (2005)

Public Health Poster Award Finalist, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions (2004)

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research Summer Studentship (AHFMR) (2002 - 2004)

Jason Lang Academic Scholarship (2002 - 2003)

Electrophysiology Research Poster Award, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions (2002)

Summer Career Placement Program (2001)

Alexander Rutherford Academic Scholarship (1997 - 1998)

Contact us

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