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Brenden Kunimoto

Brenden Kunimoto MD, MBA, CCFP

Family Medicine

Brenden Kunimoto is a rurally trained Family Physician. Brenden graduated with honours in chemistry (BSc), before going on complete a combined MD/MBA degree and residency training (CCFP) in Family Medicine at the University of Alberta. During his studies he contributed to multiple peer-reviewed academic publications, and he has also been certified in various clinical domains, including point-of-care ultrasound. Over the years, Brenden has honed his leadership skills. For example, while in training, he served on various university committees, as well as the elected representative for Arts & Humanities in Health and Medicine. His leadership contributions have been recognized through several awards. He has also gained experience in consulting through consulting projects for non-profit healthcare-adjacent organizations as well as having been a member of the winning team of an international health-care competition where he eventually pitched the winning solution to Pfizer.

Brenden also has significant teaching and mentoring experience, both in group and individual settings. He has tutored both the sciences and the arts, and has mentored children and adolescents in diverse settings, ranging from academic to leisure. Brenden also enjoys entrepreneurship. He has gathered some experience in this domain, having contributed to the creation of a successful e-commerce brand, as well as being an angel investor in a local start-up software company.

Brenden lives in Alberta and enjoys travelling, reading, eating all you can eat sushi, enjoying the outdoors, and partaking in generally geekery. He currently is working as a locum physician, providing clinical services in rural & remote areas.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business planning
  • Entrepreneurship in Medicine
  • Healthcare start-up consulting
  • Market analysis
  • Risk assessment


  • CCFP, Family Medicine, University of Alberta
  • MBA, Faculty of Business, University of Alberta
  • MD, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, University of Alberta
  • BSc with Honours, Chemistry, University of Alberta

  • The Emma Bailey Memorial Award
  • Claude Winspear Award
  • World’s Challenge Challenge finalist and Peoples’ Choice Award Winner
  • The Supreet Daphne Sohi Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Science
  • Students’ Union Centenary Award for Outstanding Community Leadership
  • Bill Smith Student Mentorship Award

  • Team leader for non-profit consulting group Net Impact
  • Conference organizer
  • Angel investor
  • Atrial fibrillation case competition winner

  • Medical education podcast episode
  • Teacher of an English mini-study group
  • Teacher at the Fabindia school in rural India
  • Executive member of the Alberta Mentorship Program
  • Created learning modules for use in Dalhousie Medical School
  • Private chemistry tutor