• Paul Komenda
  • Professor

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

Research summary

Dr. Komenda is interested in health economics and clinical epidemiology as they pertain to health system improvement. Clinical domains of expertise include chronic kidney disease surveillance and prevention and home dialysis therapies.

Research themes

  • Chronic kidney disease surveillance and detection
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Health economics
  • Patient oriented research


  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Home dialysis
  • Home hemodialysis

Research affiliations

Research director, Seven Oaks Hospital, Chronic Disease Innovation Centre


Dr. Paul Komenda is a professor of medicine at the University of Manitoba within the section of nephrology. He is a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of 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 was the founding medical director of a large home hemodialysis program at Seven Oaks General Hospital in Manitoba. He has served on the scientific advisory board of NxStage Medical and currently serves as the global chief medical officer at Quanta Dialysis Technologies, bringing novel patient-oriented hemodialysis devices to market in Europe and the United States.

Dr. Komenda holds several million dollars in national funding and has published over 180 peer-reviewed manuscripts in health services research and clinical nephrology. With a specialist knowledge and interest in the field of home dialysis, chronic kidney disease epidemiology and health economics, Dr. Komenda is highly regarded as an expert in his field. 


Executive Training for Research Application (EXTRA) Fellowship, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement (2011-2013)

Master of Health Administration (MHA) in Health Administration, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Supervisor: Adeera Levin (2005-2007)

Certificate in Nephrology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2004-2006)

Certificate in Internal Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (2001-2004)

Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada (1997-2001)

Bachelor of Science in Medicine (BSc Med) with a research project titled "Seroprevalence of Cryptosporidium Parvum in Sub-Saharan Africa", University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, Supervisor: Dr. JN Simonsen (1997-2001)


Canadian Society of Clinical Chemistry Innovation Award for "Kidney Check – CKD screening in Canadian First Nations" (2021)

Univants Award of Excellence, Top Prize in North America and globally for "CKD screening in Canadian First Nations" (2020)

Alain Beaudry Top BSc Med Abstract Award for "Cost Effective Model of Assisted Peritoneal Dialysis" (August 2017)

Richard Hoeschen Memorial Award, Manitoba Medical Service Foundation and St. Boniface Hospital Research, awarded as a contribution to the operating expense of a BSc Med Program Supervisor at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada to Alain Beaudry, BSc Med, Year 1, for "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, Canada (2007)

Contact us

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