• Alexander Grunfeld headshot
  • Lecturer

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
    University of Manitoba
    AE200, Harry Medovy House – 671 William Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0Z2

    Phone: 204-880-8528 
    Fax: 204-808-8881


Research summary

Dr. Alexander Grunfeld's research centers on perioperative comparative effectiveness and outcomes research, health services research, and health informatics, with a primary focus on improving the quality of recovery and minimizing adverse postoperative outcomes for adults undergoing major noncardiac surgery. His key themes include developing and evaluating methods to enhance patients' recovery quality and reduce adverse outcomes, understanding variation in critical care resource utilization, and examining both short- and long-term outcomes among surgical patients.

Dr. Grunfeld's research also delves into the implementation and outcomes of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols, the effectiveness of various analgesic interventions for acute postoperative pain, and the organization, provision, and management of critical care services in noncardiac surgical populations. Additionally, his work applies principles of causal study designs and inferential techniques, and utilizes large databases for real-world evidence analyses.

As part of the Canadian Perioperative Anesthesia Clinical Trials (PACT) Group, Dr. Grunfeld focuses on developing strategies to improve postoperative care processes and patient-centered outcomes.

Research groups


Brief bio

Dr. Alexander Grunfeld is a lecturer at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, specializing in anesthesiology, perioperative, and pain medicine. His research focuses on improving postoperative outcomes for patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery. He is currently accepting master's students.


  • Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, University of Manitoba


  • Master of Science in Epidemiology, Clinical Epidemiology Area of Interest, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University (2020)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Anesthesiology Residency Program, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, University of Manitoba (2014)
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto (2009)
  • Honours Bachelor of Science, University of Toronto (2005)



  • Clinical Teaching: Attending, Clerkship Teaching Award Nomination, Manitoba Medical Students' Association Teaching Awards

2015, 2016

  • Dr. Donalda Margaret Huggins Scholarship in Anesthesia


  • Dr. A.W. Harrison Award, Peters-Boyd Academy, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Contact us

Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Max Rady College of Medicine
Harry Medovy House, second floor
671 William Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0Z2 Canada