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  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    GF-221, Health Sciences Center
    820 Sherbrook Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3A 1R9

    Phone: 204-787-2914
    Fax: 204-787-1932
    Email: minksn@cc.umanitoba.ca

Research achievements

Research summary

Dr. Steven Mink is making waves in the medical world with his ground-breaking research in the fields of pulmonary and cardiovascular physiology. He has discovered a new mediator of heart and blood vessel function during septic shock, and has identified an inhibitor that could potentially become a new treatment for the condition.

Dr. Mink is also known for his work on the mechanisms behind lactic acid buildup in septic shock, the causes of heart and blood vessel dysfunction during anaphylactic shock, and the impact of chronic obstructive lung disease on heart function. He also continues to explore the reasons for reduced air flow in diseases like asthma and chronic obstructive lung disease.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience, Dr. Mink is leading the way in understanding the complex physiological processes that occur in the body during times of illness and injury. His research has the potential to improve the lives of millions of people and to pave the way for new, innovative treatments. Whether working in the lab or inspiring the next generation of medical professionals, Dr. Mink is considered a leader in his field.


Anaphylactic shock


Cardiopulmonary physiology

Chronic obstructive lung disease

Critical Medicine

Lactic acidosis

Maximal expiratory flow reduction

Myocardial depression


Septic shock



Dr. Steven Mink is a renowned expert in the field of pulmonary and cardiovascular physiology, with a career spanning over four decades. He is currently a professor of internal medicine at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, where he holds appointments in the sections of critical medicine and respirology.

Dr. Mink began his medical education at Temple University School of Medicine, where he received his doctor of medicine and was inducted into the AOA Medical Honorary Society in 1972. He then honed his skills in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and pulmonary and critical care medicine at Georgetown University, before receiving research training in cardiopulmonary physiology at the University of Manitoba.

Prior to joining the University of Manitoba, Dr. Mink made a name for himself as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Throughout his career, Dr. Mink has been recognized for his exceptional contributions to the field, receiving numerous awards, including the prestigious National Institutes of Health New Investigator Award, the Manitoba Health Research Scholarship, and the American Lung Association Training Fellowship Award.

His work has not only advanced the understanding of various lung and heart diseases, but has also led to the development of potential treatments, making him a leader in his field.

  • Education

    Cardiopulmonary physiology research training (1977-1980), University of Manitoba

    Pulmonary and critical care medicine training (1975-1977), Georgetown University

    Internal medicine training (1972-1975), University of Pittsburgh

    Doctor of Medicine (MD) (1972), Temple University School of Medicine, Pennsylvania

    Bachelor of Science (BS) (1968), Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania

  • Awards

    Nick Anthonisen award for outstanding contributions to the respiratory section (2016)

    Manitoba health research scholarship (1983-1986)

    National Institutes of Health young investigator research award (1980-1982)

    American Lung Association training fellowship (1979-1980)

    Alpha Omega Alpha medical honorary society (1972)

Contact us

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