The APPROACH Team

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

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 APPROACH Team

NAME
ROLE
OFFICE
Diane Galbraith, BN, MSc.
APPROACH Manager
Calgary
Prince Michael, MCAD, MCP
Manager, IT Software Development
Edmonton
Simon Chandler
Program Manager
Calgary
Pieter Boone
Programmer/Analyst - HL7 Interfaces
Edmonton
Sana Tariq
Data Entry
Calgary
Lynne Hardie
Business Analyst - Report & Security Coordinator
Calgary
Neha Saxena
Business Analyst
Calgary
Dave Spohn
Programmer/Analyst
Edmonton
Leona Triplett
Admin Support
Edmonton
Krishna Kandel
Programmer Reports
Edmonton
Wei Jiang
Programmer
Edmonton
Ted Knudtson
QA Analyst
Calgary
Danielle Southern, MSc.
Research Associate
Calgary

 


APPROACH Research Collaborators

NAME
RESEARCH
AFFILIATION
Dr. Michelle Graham
Cardiology
University of Alberta
Dr. Hamid Banijamali
Nuclear Cardiology
University of Calgary
Dr. Roger Baskett
Cardiac surgery
Dalhousie University
Dr. Stefania Bertazzon
Geography, geographic information science
University of Calgary
Dr. Robert Boone
Epidemiology, health services research
University of British Columbia
Dr Jacques Cornuz
Epidemiology, health services research
University of Lausanne , Switzerland
Lawrence de Koning, PhD
Epidemiology, laboratory medicine
University of Calgary
Min Gao, PhD
Biostatistics
University of British Columbia
Dr. David Goodhart
Cardiology
University of Calgary
Dr. Brenda Hemmelgarn
Nephrology, epidemiology
University of Calgary
Dr. Greg Hirsch
Cardiac surgery
Dalhousie University
Karin Humphries, MSc, MBA, DSc
Cardiology
University of British Columbia
Padma Kaul, PhD
Epidemiology
University of Alberta
Dr. Terry Kieser
Cardiac Surgery
University of Calgary
Kathryn King, PhD
Cardiac rehabilitation, risk factors
University of Calgary
Dr. Braden Manns
Health economics, nephrology
University of Calgary
Dr. Billie-Jean Martin
CV Surgery Fellow
University of Calgary
Dr. Finlay McAlister
Epidemiology, health services research
University of Alberta
Hude Quan, PhD
Epidemiology
University of Calgary
Dr. Saif Rathore
Health services research
Yale University , U.S.A.
Fiona Shrive, PhD
Nephrology, Biostatistics
University of Calgary
Dr. Karen Then
Cardiology
University of Calgary
Dr. Dean Traboulsi
Cardiology
University of Calgary
Dr. Jack Tu
Epidemiology, health services research
University of Toronto
Dr. Nigel Waters
Geography, geographic information science
University of Calgary

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