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  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
    University of Manitoba
    2nd floor, Harry Medovy House – 671 William Avenue
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0Z2

    Phone: 204-787-1414
    Fax: 204-789-4291


Research summary

Dr. William Mutch, MD, FRCPC, focuses on two main areas of research: developing a quantitative concussion test based on a BOLD EPI approach utilizing a repeatable carbon dioxide breathing challenge and creating a predictive test for postoperative delirium (POD).

Research interests

  • Concussion research
  • Brain MRI CO2 stress testing
  • Postoperative delirium research
  • Postoperative complications
  • CO2
  • O2

Research affiliations

  • Research scientist, Kleysen Institute for Advanced Medicine (KIAM)
  • Researcher, Canada North Concussion Network (CNCN)



Brief bio

As a professor at the Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Dr. William Mutch, MD, FRCPC, has dedicated over 35 years to neuroanesthesia and neuroscience research. After completing his medical education at Queen’s University, he pursued anesthesia training at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Mutch furthered his expertise through a Medical Research Council Fellowship, conducting postgraduate training in neurophysiology at the Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, and University College London. He has also spent sabbatical periods at the University of Toronto and Cambridge University, where he learned techniques used in developing the CO2 MRI brain stress test. Dr. Mutch's contributions to medical research have been recognized with awards such as the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Research Recognition Award in 2011, and he holds four patents related to medical devices.


Sabbatical: Cambridge University (2012); University of Toronto (2011)

Medical Research Council Fellowship: University College London (1983); Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen (1982)

Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC), Anesthesia (1981)

Doctor of Medicine, Queen's University (1977)


Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society Research Recognition Award (2011)


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