• Portrait of Paul Komenda
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    Seven Oaks General Hospital, Chronic Disease Innovation Centre
    2300 McPhillips Street
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 0B8

    Phone: 204-631-3048


Community Health Sciences

Research themes

  • Chronic kidney disease surveillance and detection
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Health economics
  • Patient oriented research
  • Research interests
    home dialysis


  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Home dialysis
  • Home hemodialysis

Research affiliations

Seven Oaks Hospital, Chronic Disease Innovation Centre 

Research groups

Can-SOLVE CKD Network – Listening, Learning, Leading (cansolveckd.ca)



Dr Paul Komenda is an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Manitoba. He is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Canada and has extensive clinical and academic experience.

He gained his medical qualification in 2001 from the University of Manitoba and is a board certified nephrologist.

Dr. Komenda is also the medical director of a large home hemodialysis program at the Seven Oaks General Hospital in Manitoba.  He has served on the scientific advisory board of NxStage Medical currently serves as the chief medical officer at Quanta Dialysis Technologies bringing novel patient oriented home hemodialysis devices to market. 

Dr Komenda holds several million dollars in national funding and has published over 150 peer reviewed manuscripts in health services research and clinical nephrology. With a specialist knowledge and interest in the field of home dialysis, CKD epidemiology and health economics, Dr. Komenda is highly regarded as an expert in his field. 


  • Certificate, Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Fellowship, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (2011 - 2013)  
  • Masters of Health Administration (MHA), Health Administration, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Supervisor: Adeera Levin (2005 - 2007)  
  • Certificate, Nephrology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2004 - 2006)  
  • Certificate, Internal Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada (2001 - 2004)  
  • MD, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1997 - 2001)  
  • BSc (Medicine), Seroprevalence of Cryptosporidium Parvum in Sub-Saharan Africa, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Supervisor: Dr. JN Simonsen (1997 - 2001)  
  • BSc, General Science, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1994 - 1997)


Canadian Society of Clinical Chemistry Award for Top Healthcare Innovation (Kidney Check) (2021)

Univants of Healthcare Excellence Award for Kidney Check CKD screening program Top North American Winner and Top Global Winner (2020)

Alain Beaudry, Top BSc Med Abstract Award; Cost Effective Model of Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis. August 2017 (2017)

Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award: Manitoba Medical Service Foundation and St. Boniface Hospital Research; Awarded as a Contribution to the Operating Expense of a B.Sc. Med Program Supervisor at the University of Manitoba; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada- Awarded to: Alain Beaudry, BSc Med, Year 1. Cost Effectiveness Model of Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis (2016)

Finalist Candidate, Manitoba Research Chair in Health System Innovation, University of Manitoba. The Manitoba Health Research Council, together with the University of Manitoba is undertaking a joint recruitment for a Manitoba Research Chair in Health System Innovation to be placed within the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (2014)

Finalist, Future Leaders of Manitoba, Business/Professional Category. Business Council of Manitoba and the Winnipeg and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce. The FLM award recognizes three individuals who display strong leadership in their professional contributions and outstanding service in the community through volunteerism. They advocate for the health and success of Manitoba and the people who work and live in this province (2013)

Mindel and Tom Olenick Research Studentships in Medicine - 2010 Summer Session, The University of Manitoba, for full-time students in the Faculty of Medicine, or in an associated program of Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba who proposed to conduct research into renal and gastrointestinal disease. AWARDED TO: Mike Zhu, BSc Med Student, while working under my supervision on the BSc Med Research Project “Dynamic Novel Cardiac Imaging Parameters in Nocturnal Home Hemodialysis”. Supervisor, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (2010 - 2011) 

Robert Wood Johnson Award, University of British Columbia/Canadian College of Health Service Executives, Health Administration Student Most Likely to Make a Significant Contribution to the Field of Health Administration in Canada (1 of 6 National Awards); Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2007) 

Lyle Memorial Scholarship, University of British Columbia/Sauder School of Business, Masters in Health Administration Student with most potential to contribute to the field of health care management in the province of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (2006) 

University Student Council Teaching Honor Roll Award of Excellence, University of Western Ontario, Campus-wide excellence in teaching award (Nominated by Faculty of Medicine), Teacher/Chief Resident, London, Ontario, Canada (2004) 

Merck-Frosst Scholarship, The University of Manitoba, Best Clinical Project, Bachelor of Science in Medicine Research Day, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1999)

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Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada