The Team

Expertise & Leadership

MindSet is a large collaborative undertaking, with major contributions from over 40 clinicians, scientists, patients, health system decision makers, and information technologists, as well as ten partner organizations.

MindSet is led by accomplished clinical and research experts from the University of Manitoba, CancerCare Manitoba, Seven Oaks Hospital Chronic Disease Innovation Centre (CDIC), and the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI).

Ryan Zarychanski

Hematologist, Critical Care Physician, Clinical Scientist

Ryan Zarychanski is a Hematologist, Critical Care physician and clinician-scientist at the University of Manitoba and CancerCare Manitoba. He has advanced training in Epidemiology and the design and conduct of multi-center randomized trials and observational studies. He is the overall project lead for the MindSet data integration project and the principal investigator for the TRACTION trial, a registry-based RCT evaluating tranexamic acid in major non-cardiac surgery.

Paul Komenda


Paul Komenda is a Nephrologist with training and expertise in Health Administration and Economics. He is the Research Director of the Chronic Disease Innovation Centre (CDIC) in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has considerable experience designing and leading large observational studies using administrative data. He is the principal investigator for the Home First assisted home dialysis demonstration trial.

Marshall Pitz

Medical Oncologist, Clincial Scientific Director

Marshall Pitz is a Medical Oncologist and the Clinical Scientific Director of the Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology at CancerCare Manitoba. He is the Chief Medical Information Officer at CancerCare Manitoba and is the data lead for our project. Marshall has worked with data experts to lead the development of the integrated data platform. He is also the principal investigator for the CAPTAIN cancer patient navigation demonstration trial.