Executive Management Team
Martin Petrak, M.Sc., P.Eng.
As the President and CEO of the OIC, and its non-medical division OIC Precision Labs, Martin is focused on leading research and development initiatives that include 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Martin also leads his team towards future partnerships with multi-national corporations to create new technological advancements in Manitoba and Canada.
Trevor Gascoyne, M.Sc., P.Eng
Director of Operations
Trevor’s background in biomedical engineering research allows him to design and implement high quality experiments to suit your needs. He is responsible for ensuring your project is completed systematically and efficiently in accordance with the most up-to-date standards and expert knowledge.
Trevor also serves as the Canadian Chair of the ISO Implants for Surgery – Bone and joint replacements subcommittee.
Director of Marketing
Graeme holds the position of Director of Marketing with responsibility for marketing programs and brand management. Prior to joining the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre, he worked in strategic business development and marketing at several companies. Graeme’s greatest strengths are his creativity, drive and leadership. He thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company’s reach.
As an executive assistant to the President, Andrea is the first face you will see at the OIC. Her professionalism and dedication to her work is evident in her abilities to coordinate and organize events, while performing administrative tasks for daily business operations. She is responsible for making sure your questions are directed to the right people: our team of experts!
Biomedical Engineering & Services Group
Meaghan Coates, B.Sc., EIT
Engineering Services Manager
Meaghan’s past experience in prosthetic design has given her a breadth of knowledge in kinematics and wear testing. Always looking at the larger picture, she keeps the end user in mind while focusing on minor details. Through managing diverse projects she is knowledgeable on a myriad of standards and stays up to date on industry protocol. Meaghan works to ensure your projects are managed efficiently with quality service delivered.
Ian Polyzois, Ph.D., EIT
Ian joined the Orthopaedic Innovation Centre in 2019. His background in materials science R&D and forensic engineering allows him to think outside the box to ensure that our customer’s designs are well-optimized and meet performance requirements. Ian focuses his time on developing finite element models and carrying out virtual testing, simulations, and advanced materials evaluation.
Sarah Fay, M. Sc., EIT
Biomedical Engineer (EIT)
Sarah joined the OIC in 2021 as a Biomedical Engineer after completing her master’s in materials engineering. Her research was focused on microstructural analysis and corrosion behaviour of additive manufactured biomedical alloys. Her previous experience in the hydro industry provided a strong background in project management. Sarah is focused on managing long term wear projects for new and existing orthopaedic implants.
Cale Timlick, B.Sc., EIT
Testing and Verification EIT
Cale’s experience in the automotive and manufacturing industries brings a mechanical aptitude to run tests efficiently and effectively with a strict attention to detail. His focus is developing testing programs and procedures for medical Personal Protective Equipment while also building strong business relationships with customers.
Clinical & Biomedical Research Group
Sarah Tran, CCRP
Sarah joined the OIC in 2010. She is a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA), and is responsible for conducting clinical trials following good clinical practices (GCP). She ensures trials are conductedaccurately and ethically, as defined by the Declaration of Helsinki, as well as by the International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines (ICH).
Sara Parashin, M.Sc., EIT
Sara joined the OIC as a student in 2015 and as Biomedical Engineer in 2018. Sara’s medical industry experience has centered on surgical tool design and clinical research. Her master’s degree was focused on material analysis and testing of 3D-printed metals for medical applications. Sara focuses her time on joint replacement studies to improve product development and patient health.
Clinical Research Assistant
Anna joined the OIC in 2019. Before she moved to Canada, she was a registered nurse in South Korea serving orthopaedic and rehabilitation patients as well as coordinating research on stomach, head, and neck cancers at the National Cancer Centre. Anna manages the orthopaedic database system for the Concordia Joint Replacement Group and assists with numerous clinical trials.
Physician Support Team
Thomas Turgeon, MD, B.Sc., MPH, FRCSC
Dr. Turgeon completed his Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Saskatchewan and in 2003, attained a Fellowship in adult Reconstructive Surgery at the Arthritis Surgery Center of San Diego. He attained a Master’s of Public Health and Epidemiology at the University of California San Diego.
Collin Burnell, MD, B.Sc., FRCSC
Dr. Burnell completed a Bachelor of Science and his medical training at University of Manitoba. He then completed his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Manitoba 2002, attained a Fellowship in Adult Hip and Knee reconstruction at the University of Manitoba.
Eric Bohm, MD, B.Eng., M.Sc., FRCSC
Dr. Bohm completed his Orthopedic Residency at the University of Saskatchewan and in 2001, attained a Fellowship in primary and revision arthroplasty at Dalhousie University. In 2002, Dr. Bohm completed a MSc in Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University.
David Hedden, MD, B.Sc., FRCSC
Dr. Hedden completed his Internship at Addington Hospital, Natal University Medical School, South Africa Rotations. He then completed his Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Manitoba 1997, attained a Clinical Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction and Trauma at the University of Toronto.