Faculty Leads

Marcia Anderson, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Marcia Anderson is Cree-Anishinaabe and grew up in the North End of Winnipeg. She has family roots in the Norway House Cree Nation and Peguis First Nation in Manitoba.

She graduated with her MD from the University of Manitoba in 2002 and began her residency in internal medicine at the U of M and completed it at the University of Saskatchewan. She joined the departments of community health sciences and internal medicine at the University of Manitoba August 2007, and in September of 2011 became the head of the Section of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Health. She was recently appointed as vice-dean for Indigenous health, social justice, and anti-racism at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba.

She is a medical officer of health for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, a past president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada and past chair of the Pacific Region Indigenous Doctors Congress and since 2017 has served as executive director, Indigenous academic affairs, Ongomiizwin-Indigenous Institute of Health and Healing.

In 2015, following the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s final reports, Dr. Anderson led the faculty-wide workshop and the subsequent creation of five working groups to develop the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences’ Reconciliation Action Plan.

Her research interests in Indigenous health include urban Indigenous youth health, primary health care, and medical education.

Throughout her career, Dr. Anderson has advocated for a more robust curriculum in Indigenous health and changes in the admissions process that would support the successful recruitment of increased numbers of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. She was recognized for her efforts in 2011 with a National Aboriginal Achievement Award (now known as the Indspire Awards) and was named as one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2018 by Women’s Executive Network.

Dr. Anderson serves as chair of the Indigenous Health Network for the Association of Faculties of Medicine (AFMC) which prepared the Joint Commitment to Action on Indigenous Health report, approved by the AFMC board in May 2019.


Mandy Buss, BSc, MD, CCFP

Dr. Mandy Buss is Metis from the Red River Settlement in Manitoba. She grew up in a small rural community 45 km northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

She did her Bachelor of Science and Medical degree at the University of Manitoba and completed her residency in the Northern Remote Family Medicine program. In 2011 she began her practice working half-time with the Northern Remote Family Medicine program where she currently works. She spent the other time working in Norway House Cree Nation for one year and then four years working in Percy E. Moore Hospital. During her last three years at Percy E. Moore, she took on the role of Chief of Staff.

In 2017 she took on the role as the first Indigenous Health Lead for the Department of Family Medicine. In this role she develops, coordinates, and implements the Indigenous Health Curriculum within the Department of Family Medicine. In 2019, she became the Director of Indigenous Health Longitudinal Curriculum for Undergraduate Medical Education within the Faculty of Medicine.

She currently sits on the Canadian College of Family Medicine Indigenous Health Committee and the Board of Directors for the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada.

She continues to work towards implementing Indigenous health curriculum in all Postgraduate Medical Education and Faculty Development, advocating for more community engagement and incorporation within Indigenous Health Curriculum.


Elisabete Doyle, BSc, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Elisabete Doyle is an Assistant Professor and Pediatric Emergency Physician of 27 years and currently one of the Section Heads of the Pediatric Emergency Department at the HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital. Dr. Doyle came to Canada from South Brazil at 6 years of age. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Medicine and residency in Pediatrics, all at the University of Manitoba. In addition to her Pediatric Emergency Medicine work, Dr. Doyle also holds a position as hospital sedation provider, providing sedation to children undergoing diagnostic imaging and diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at HSC Children’s.

She is the current Chair of the Royal College Pediatric Emergency Medicine exam committee, developing, executing and marking licensure exams for Pediatric Emergency Medicine residents. Previous positions have included Pediatric Postgraduate Medical Education co-director at the University of Manitoba, training, supporting, and leading 40 residents.

Dr. Doyle has a passion for teaching and leadership and has been the recipient of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Educator of the Year award by the Department of Emergency Medicine. Her teaching is appreciated by trainees at all levels. In addition, Dr. Doyle serves as a mentor for pediatric residents and new staff in the HSC Children’s Emergency Department. She has been married for 30 years and has 3 adult children.


Jose Francois, MD, MMedEd, CCFP, FCFP

Dr. José François is Head of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba’s Max Rady College of Medicine and provincial specialty lead medical for family medicine at Shared Health. He is also interim head of the department of emergency medicine.

Prior academic appointments include associate dean for continuing professional development and head, department of medical education in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. François practices family medicine at Centre de santé St-Boniface, Victoria Hospital and ActionMarguerite. He has been active in many initiatives aiming to improve access and quality of primary care including advanced access scheduling, shared-care models and interprofessional teams.

Moni Fricke, BMR (PT), MSc, PhD

Dr. Moni Fricke has been with the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Manitoba for almost 20 years in a variety of roles including teaching and administrative leadership and is the current director and CoRS Lead of the Office of Interprofessional Collaboration. She was the Chair of Admissions and Selections for the entry-to-practice physical therapy program from 1999 to 2016; the inaugural Coordinator of the Medical Rehabilitation Program in 2000 of the J.A. Hildes Northern Medical Unit Inuit Health Program, a program that continues under the governance of Ongomiizwin Health Services; and since 2016 has been the College of Rehabilitation Sciences representative to the Office of Interprofessional Collaboration. She has received recognition through a number of awards including the CoRS Continuing Competence and Assessment Educator of the Year Award in 2018, the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators National Award of Distinction in 2014, and the Manitoba Physiotherapy Association Leonore Saunders Mentorship Award in 2010.

Dr. Fricke earned her MSc and PhD degrees from the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba, focusing on rehabilitation issues in remote First Nations communities in northern Manitoba. Throughout her career, Dr. Fricke has been a strong proponent of interprofessional collaborative care. She has been involved in the development of numerous interprofessional learning opportunities at the University of Manitoba as well as interprofessional initiatives in health professional regulation.



Dr. Mamta Gautam is an internationally renowned psychiatrist, consultant, certified coach, author and speaker. Focused on Physician Health and Well-being since 1990, she is a pioneer in this field and is known as the “The Doctor’s Doctor”. Dr. Gautam is the founding director of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine Wellness Program, served as the Expert Physician Advisor for the Canadian Medical Association Centre for Physician Health and Wellbeing, and currently chairs the Burnout Task Force at the Ontario Medical Association. In the past two decades, she has expanded her work to include Physician Leadership Development to better address system-level factors that impact physician wellness. All of her educational, clinical, research and administrative work aims to promote Physician Health and develop Physician Leadership. She has created podcasts and videos on this topic, and authored articles, book chapters, and 2 international best-selling books. She brings this knowledge and expertise to PEAK MD, through which she delivers keynote presentations and workshops, consults to healthcare organizations and coaches senior physician leaders internationally.

Dr. Gautam is committed to advancing diversity in medicine, and leadership development for women in medicine. She has served as the Diversity Monitor at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. She has developed and co-leads Momentum, a 6-day retreat for women in medicine; and recently founded The Raft, an online platform for leadership development and community for women physicians.

Dr. Gautam is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her innovative work to support her physician colleagues, and for her mentoring of women colleagues, and has been awarded Distinguished Fellowships in both the Canadian and American Psychiatric Associations.

Karen Gripp, MD, FAAP, FRCPC

Dr. Karen Gripp is the course director of the Leadership Curriculum since September 2020, taking over the helm from Dr. Maury Pinsk who led the initial gap analysis and development of the course objectives. Dr. Gripp is a pediatric emergency physician and currently in a shared position as Section Head of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of the Children's Hospital Emergency Department, roles shared with Dr. Elisabete Doyle. Dr. Gripp received her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1996 and completed her pediatric residency training at Johns Hopkins before obtaining additional training in pediatric critical care at the Children's Hospital Colorado. She has also worked as a military physician, pediatric hospitalist, primary care pediatrician, and television medical consultant before marrying a Winnipegger and moving from the ski mountains of Park City to Canada in 2009.

Since coming to Winnipeg, Dr. Gripp has served as the co-director of Pediatric Postgraduate Medical Education and as chair of the national Canadian Pediatric Program Director group. She remains active with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons as vice-chair of the Specialty Committee in Pediatrics and is a member of the RC Specialty Standards Review Committee and the RC Pediatrics Exam Committee. Provincially, Dr. Gripp has served as the chair of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Child Health Standards Committee and is the Manitoba course director for Trauma Resuscitation for Kids, a high-fidelity interprofessional simulation training event.

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Joanne Hamilton, RD, BHEc, MEd, EdD

Dr. Joanne Hamilton joined the Max Rady College of Medicine in 1999 in the Department of Family Medicine as their Education Dietitian/Education Director. Prior to this she held many leadership positions, including Executive Director of the Northern Diabetes Health Network, Chair of the Diabetes Educator Section for the Canadian Diabetes Association and Chair of the Canadian Diabetes Educator Certification Board.

In 2006, she joined the Department of Medical Education as the Director of Faculty Development. In 2013, as the department grew, she was promoted into the position of Director of Educational Development. In 2016, she was made Director of the newly created Office of Educational and Faculty Development. Joanne is a registered dietitian, a graduate of the University of Manitoba and the Misericordia Hospital Dietetic Internship program. She recently completed her doctorate in education at Northeastern University in Boston, focusing on curriculum change leadership in medical schools.

Joanne’s interests include behaviour change, organizational change, and organizational learning, and how educators can facilitate change through their practice. Other interests include critical theory and the challenges faced by women in academia. In her role, she works to assist faculty members and Rady Faculty of Health Sciences programs in their pursuit of excellence in education.


Bryan Magwood, BSc (Hons), MD, FRCPC

Dr. Bryan Magwood is an Emergency Physician at Winnipeg Children’s Hospital and is the Program Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine program at the University of Manitoba. He also is the Executive Director and a clinician at Our Own Health Centre, which is a Winnipeg clinic and charity dedicated to the 2SLGBTQ+ community.

Dr. Magwood was born in Montreal and attended Champlain College and McGill University where he obtained a First-Class Bachelor’s Degree in Physiological Psychology. He then pursued Master’s Degree work in neurosurgical stroke research but took an opportunity to attend medical school at McMaster University. After medical school, he followed his dream to help children and completed a residency in Pediatrics at Dalhousie University. Dr. Magwood then worked locums for a year in the Maritimes, followed by a fellowship in Critical Care at Western University. He then accepted another fellowship position at the Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. It was during this year that Dr. Magwood flew, monthly, to Winnipeg to work in the PICU.

At the University of Manitoba, Dr. Magwood became involved with Clinical Ethics teaching and started the Ethics Consultation Service at Children’s Hospital. On the retirement of his colleague from HSC, Dr. Magwood assumed leadership of Ethics Services for the entire hospital. In further support of Clinical Ethics at HSC, Dr. Magwood developed an annual Ethics Course for healthcare staff. At the university, Dr. Magwood created a Clinical Ethics Fellowship modeled after his in Chicago. He also revitalized the Medical Humanities Program and taught the Ethics Course in the MD curriculum for 10 years. Dr. Magwood was very proud to have been offered the position of Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education, and served in this role for three years. Thereafter, he chose to transition clinically from the PICU to the Emergency Department where he now has worked exclusively for 15 years. Consistent with his enduring interest in medical education, Dr. Magwood took on the Program Directorship for Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and now has done this for over 10 years.

Because Dr. Magwood enjoys administrative leadership, in his (abundant) free time, he assumed the Executive Director position at Our Own Health Centre and now also works there as a clinician in the Sexual Health Clinic.

Dr. Magwood lives with his partner of over 30 years, in a household ruled by a Welsh Terrier.

Shaundra Popowich, MD, MBA, FRCPC

Dr. Shaundra Popowich completed a fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology and Palliative Care at the University of Manitoba, and has been in clinical practice since 2005. She is an education administrator in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Manitoba, as program director of the Gynecologic Oncology subspecialty residency program since 2016. After completing an MBA at Rotman School of Management|University of Toronto, she has focused on work that supports leadership education for healthcare professionals and is Co-Director of the Office of Leadership Education (OLE), Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, along with Dr. Ming-Ka Chan. She is a consultant for the Royal College, with a focus on PGME accreditation. Her vision for culture shift in medicine lie at the intersection between leadership education and wellness, and this passion has become her professional focus.

Modupe Tunde-Byass, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Modupe Tunde-Byass is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the UK. She obtained her medical degree from the University of Ibadan in 1987. She completed her OBGYN training (with special interest in Fetal Medicine from Harris Birthright Center, London) in the UK and Canada. She has been an active staff at NYGH since 2004. Dr. Tunde-Byass has held major administrative positions e.g Residency site coordinator and Interim Chief of OBGYN at NYGH. She is involved in key quality initiatives at the local and Provincial levels. She was the Co-chair for the Quality Standard on Increasing access to Vaginal Birth After Cesarean section and an expert panel member for early pregnancy complications and loss (Joint projects of PCMCH and HQO). She has received numerous teachings and innovation awards. She is involved in medical education. Her research interest is in Early pregnancy complications and decreasing CS rate by increasing access to trial of labour after Caesarean section. She has presented some of her research at international conferences and has publications in peer review journals.

Dr. Tunde-Byass is the President of the Black Physicians of Canada. She is involved with Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity with particular focus on Anti-Black Racism. Dr. Tunde-Byass is the co-founder of Women’s Health Education Made Simple (WHEMS), an initiative that promotes health literacy through on line educational resources.

Heather Wadsworth, BA (Combined Hon.), JD

Heather Wadsworth is a family law lawyer with Mitousis Lemieux Howard Law Corporation who specializes in alternative dispute resolution. She is a certified mediator and is trained in collaborative law. Heather is an experienced negotiator and teaches a negotiation course at Robson Hall, Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba.

In addition to teaching second-year law students, she coaches third-year law students as they compete at the annual Canadian National Negotiation Competition. Heather is a volunteer with the Legal Help Centre, which provides free legal information to the public. She is the co-chair of the Manitoba Bar Association Mid-Winter Planning Committee. Heather enjoys practicing her negotiation skills with her two sons, who despite being so young, are already very adept at “making a deal.”