Dr Strumpher is a member of the University of Manitoba, Department of Anesthesia, Peri-operative and Pain Medicine since 2007. He obtained his medical degree from the University of the Orange Free State in 1989. During the next 10 years, he completed his internship year at Nkensani Hospital, Giyani, Gazankulu, worked as medical officer in Eshowe Provincial Hospital and Leslie Williams Memorial Hospital, before eventually setting down as a family physician in rural Saskatchewan. He completed specialty training in anesthesiology from the University of Saskatchewan in 2004 and completed fellowship training in cardiac anesthesia and intensive care medicine from the University of Manitoba in 2007. He currently serves as co-director of the cardiac surgery intensive care unit at St. Boniface General Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Dr Strumpher’s clinical interests involves peri-operative transthoracic echocardiography, cardiovascular physiology and mechanical circulatory support.