The APPROACH Team

The following people administer the APPROACH project as directors, IT personnel, project managers, and researchers.

APPROACH Directors

Merril Knudtson

Merril Knudtson, MD
Principal Investigator

Matt James

Matt James, MD, PhD
Research Director

Stephen Wilton

Steve Wilton, MD, MSC
Research Director

Colleen Norris

Colleen Norris, MN, PhD
Scientific Director SCN

William Ghali

William Ghali, MD, MPH

 


The Cohesic Team

Merril Knudtson

Jordan Engbers, PhD
Chief Executive Officer

Matt James

Dena Shlah
Head of Professional Services

Colleen Norris

Robin Bolton
Technical Operations Lead

Stephen Wilton

James White, MD
Chief Medical Officer

Colleen Norris

Doug James
Head of Sales

William Ghali

Christine Lorenz, PhD, MBA
Chief Operating Officer

Colleen Norris

Paul Coyle
Head of Engineering


The APPROACH Team

NAME
ROLE
OFFICE
Barbara Jones
APPROACH Provincial Manager
Calgary
Danielle Southern, MSc.
Research Associate
Calgary
Lori Campbell
CRU Director of Operations
Calgary
Craig Doram
CRU Associate Director
Calgary
Alex Lemnaru
Program Manager
Calgary
Pieter Boone
Analyst/Programmer & HL7 Interfaces
Edmonton
Leonard Kuijten
Senior Developer
Calgary
Brandon Lee
Developer
Calgary
Dominic Hul
Developer
Calgary
Jared Rooprai
Developer
Calgary
Deepthi Thomas Kannanayakal
Data Expert
Calgary
Barry Roblin
Helpdesk Administrator
Calgary
Lynne Hardie
Business Analyst
Calgary

 


APPROACH Research Collaborators

NAME
RESEARCH
AFFILIATION
Todd Anderson
Cardiology
University of Calgary
Kevin Bainey
Cardiology
University of Alberta
Stefania Bertazzon
Geography, geographic information science
University of Calgary
Fiona Clement
Nephrology, Biostatistics
University of Calgary
Lawrence de Koning
Epidemiology, laboratory medicine
University of Calgary
Min Gao
Biostatistics
University of British Columbia
David Goodhart
Cardiology
University of Calgary
Michelle Graham
Cardiology
University of Alberta
Bryan Har
Cardiology
University of Alberta
Brenda Hemmelgarn
Nephrology, epidemiology
University of Calgary
Karin Humphries
Cardiology
University of British Columbia
Marc Jolicouer
Cardiology
Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal
Gil Kaplan
Gastroenterology, Community Health
University of Calgary
Padma Kaul
Epidemiology
University of Alberta
Terry Kieser
Cardiac Surgery
University of Calgary
Bill Kent
Cardiac Surgery
University of Calgary
Kathryn King
Cardiac rehabilitation, risk factors
University of Calgary
Joon Lee
Data Science / Artificial Intelligence
University of Calgary
Andrew MacRae
Emergency Medicine
University of Calgary
Finlay McAlister
Epidemiology, health services research
University of Alberta
Sean McMurtry
Cardiology
University of Alberta
Rob Miller
Cardiology
University of Calgary
Jeevan Nagendran
Cardiac Surgery
University of Alberta
Hude Quan
Epidemiology
University of Calgary
Saif Rathore
Health services research
Yale University , U.S.A.
Tolu Sajobi
Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary
Maria Santana
Community Health Sciences
University of Calgary
Dean Traboulsi
Cardiology
University of Calgary
Sean van Diepen
Critical Care
University of Alberta
Rob Welsh
Cardiology
University of Alberta
James White
Cardiology
University of Calgary
Harindra Wijeysundera
Cardiology
University of Toronto

 


APPROACH Research Trainees

NAME
RESEARCH
AFFILIATION
Derek Chew
Electrophysiology and Research Fellow
Duke University
Kyle Kemp
PhD Candidate
University of Calgary
Hongwei ‘George’ Liu
PhD Candidate
University of Calgary
Cvetan Trpkov
Cardiology Resident
University of Calgary
Todd Wilton
PhD Candidate
University of Calgary

 


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