Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee (KTAC)

The Kidney Transplant Advisory Committee (KTAC) provides expert guidance to the development, operation and evolution of the national Kidney Paired Donation (KPD) program and Highly Sensitized Patient program (HSP) with the goal of increasing kidney transplantation in Canada. The KTAC also reviews proposed matches from each KPD match run.

Members

Title and Organization

Dr. Kathryn Tinckam

(Chair)

Kidney Transplant Surgeon, Kidney Transplant Clinic

Nephrologist, Post Transplant, Kidney Transplant Clinic

Medical Directors, UHN Regional HLA Laboratory

UHN - Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Rahul Mainra

(Vice Chair)

Division of Nephrology

Saskatchewan Transplant Program, St. Paul’s Hospital

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Dr. Eric Wagner

(NHLAAC Chair Representative)

Laboratory Director, Immunology and Histocompatibility 

CHU de Québec-Université Laval-CHUL

Chair, ASHI DTRC committee

Quebec, Quebec

Dr. Tom D. Blydt-Hansen Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia Director, Multi Organ Transplant Program BC Children’s Hospital Vancouver, British Columbi

Dr. John Gill

Nephrologist

Kidney Transplant Program

VCH/PHCA - St. Paul’s Hospital

Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Olwyn Johnston

Medical Director Kidney and Pancreas Transplant

Vancouver General Hospital Transplant Nephrologist

Gordon and Leslie Diamond Centre

Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Kevin Wen

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Division of Nephrology, University of Alberta

Edmonton, Alberta

Dr. F. Mauricio Monroy Cuadros

Surgeon

AHS - Foothills Medical Hospital

Calgary, Alberta

Dr. Martin E. Karpinski

Internal Medicine, Nephrologist

Nephrology Program

Health Sciences Centre

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Lakshman Gunaratnam

Co-Director, Kidney Transplant Program

London Health Sciences Centre

Chair, OMA Section on Nephrology

Associate Professor of Medicine

Schulich Clinician-Scientist

Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University

London, Ontario 

Dr. Christine Ribic

HLA Lab Director

Transplant Nephrologist

St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Hamilton, Ontario

Dr. G V Ramesh Prasad

Nephrologist

St. Michael’s Hospital

Chief Medical Officer, Transplantation

Trillium Gift of Life Network

Toronto, Ontario

Mr. Michael Garrels

Transplant Assessment Coordinator, Kidney Transplant Clinic

UHN - Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Sunita Singh

Transplant Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Clinic

Nephrologist, Post Transplant, Kidney Transplant Clinic

Donor Nephrologist, Kidney Transplant Clinic

UHN - Toronto General Hospital

Toronto, Ontario

Dr. M. Khaled Shamseddin

Director, Kidney Transplant Program

Kingston General Hospital

Kingston, Ontario

Dr. Greg Knoll

Head, Division of Nephrology

The Ottawa Hospital, Riverside Campus

Ottawa, Ontario

Dr. Michel R. Pâquet

Medical Advisor, Transplantation Canadian Blood Services

Director, Kidney Transplant Program

CHUM - Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Steven Paraskevas

Director, Pancreas and Islet Transplant Program

MUHC - Royal Victoria Hospital

Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Lynne Senécal

Nephrologist

Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital

CIUSSS de l’Est-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

Montreal, Quebec

Dr. Mélanie Masse

Director, Nephrology

CHUS – Fleurimont Hospital Centre hospitalier de l’université de Sherbrooke

Sherbrooke, Quebec

Dr. Isabelle Houde

Nephrologist

Program Director, Kidney Transplant Program

CHU de Québec - Pavillon Hôtel-Dieu de Québec

Quebec, Quebec

Dr. Nessa Gogan

Internal Medicine, Nephrologist

Nephrology Program

Saint John Regional Hospital

Saint John, New Brunswick

Dr. Tammy Keough-Ryan

Director, AST Medical Renal Transplant Fellowship Program

Medical Director, Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation

Multi Organ Transplant Program

NSHA - QEII Health Sciences Centre

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Dr. Sean Martin

Nephrologist, Eastern Health

Clinical Assistant, Professor Memorial University

St. John’s, Newfoundland

Last updated August 2020