• Portrait of Dr. Murdoch Leeies.
  • Assistant professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Emergency Medicine
    S203 Medical Services Building
    750 Bannatyne Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0W2

    murdoch.leeies@umanitoba.ca

Research

Research summary

Dr. Murdoch Leeies leads a research program focused on health equity in organ and tissue donation and transplantation in Canada, aiming to improve access and outcomes through targeted interventions. He is developing a 2SLGBTQIA+ patient advisory team for the Transplant Manitoba Gift of Life organ donation program. Other research interests include promoting equity and disrupting racism in emergency medicine, immunomodulatory therapies in septic shock, and advanced airway management.

Research interests

  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Health equity
  • Inclusion
  • Social justice
  • Trauma-informed care

Research affiliations

Director

  • Director, research program, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • Director of EDI, Canadian Critical Care Society

Chair

  • Chair, University of Manitoba Critical Care Medicine Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee
  • Chair, University of Manitoba Emergency Medicine Research, Educational Scholarship, and Quality Improvement Committee

Membership roles

  • Member, Canadian Donation and Transplantation Research Program
  • Member, Canadian Critical Care Trials Group
  • Member, Network of Canadian Emergency Researchers

Leadership style

Dr. Leeies is the director of the research program for the department of emergency medicine and is leading the development of an infrastructure to durably support research in emergency medicine in Manitoba. In addition to research, Dr. Leeies is an advocate for health equity in his clinical and academic spheres. He co-chairs an interdisciplinary committee on equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for the department of emergency medicine and is an active member of the Canadian Association of Emergency Medicine 2SLGBTQIA+ committee. Dr. Leeies chairs the University of Manitoba Critical Care Medicine EDI committee and is the director of EDI for the Canadian Critical Care Society.

Teaching philosophy

Dr. Leeies loves working with learners and trainees, as well as colleagues seeking continuing medical education. He supervises medical students and resident physicians in both emergency medicine and critical care medicine during their clinical rotations. Dr. Leeies leads the research curriculum for the department of emergency medicine and is developing an equity, diversity and inclusion curriculum for interdisciplinary staff in emergency medicine and critical care medicine.

Biography

Dr. Murdoch Leeies is an assistant professor in the Max Rady College of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He practices as an emergency medicine, critical care medicine, and organ donation specialist physician. Trained in clinical epidemiology, he serves as the research director for the department of emergency medicine at the University of Manitoba. His research focuses on promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in organ donation and transplantation in Canada.

Education

Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, University of Manitoba (2019)

Medical Doctorate, University of Manitoba (2010)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Manitoba (2005)

Contact us

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Emergency Medicine
S203 Medical Services Building
750 Bannatyne Avenue 
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0W2 Canada

204-272-3060