Dr. Randy Knipping BSc, MD, CCFP Medical Director & Co-Founder

Dr. Randy Knipping
Medical Director & Co-Founder

“Everything you do communicates with your genes.”

Professional Background

Dr. Randolph P. Knipping has over 25 years of experience in clinical practice ranging from aerospace, emergency, forensic, occupational, preventive and integrative medicine. Dr. Knipping completed advanced training in Age Management Medicine to enable him to provide the best in preventive care to his patients. He has authored over 100 original publications and has been recognized for his research in neuroendocrinology, molecular genetics and leukemia.

Dr. Knipping has pursued a wide and varied career, holding several prestigious professional appointments. His prior positions include: Chief of Emergency Medicine at Trillium Health Centre (1991-1995); Medical Support Specialist for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (1999-2006); Coroner for the Province of Ontario (2004-2008); and Founding Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic in Canada (2006-2008). Dr. Knipping continues to practice emergency medicine at a community hospital.


Dr. Knipping received his BSc (Honours Biology) summa cum laude from McMaster in 1981, where he published two scientific papers in Neuroendocrinology as an undergraduate student. He obtained his MD from the University of Toronto in 1985, earning the highest academic standing in the final year of medical school, and then completed his Family Practice Residency at the University of Western Ontario in 1986.

Dr. Knipping has accumulated extensive postgraduate training in human performance psychology, including Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto and more than 10 years of formal meditation training with two meditation masters.

Currently Dr. Knipping is completing his Graduate Certificate in Integrative Medicine and Master of Science Degree in Integrative Medicine with the Metabolic Medicine Institute and The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC. He is Board Eligible for the American Board of Integrative Medicine, which is a recognized specialty with the American Board of Physician Specialists and hopes to complete this training by the end of 2016.

Professional Interests

In addition to his DeerFields practice, Dr. Knipping has a passion for aviation, serving as senior aviation medical examiner for the US Federal Aviation Administration and Transport Canada, and as Affiliate Physician for Virgin Galactic performing pre-flight examinations for commercial astronauts. Dr. Knipping pioneered a novel Cognitive Meditation Training (CMT) program for pilots, air traffic controllers and executives and has been employed by a number of flight departments and airlines to manage post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) including Air France Flight 358 2005, Nimrod CIAS Crash 1995, Ornge Helicopter Crash 2013, MNR Helicopter Crash 2003 and most recently, the Air Canada Crash in Halifax NS 2015. He was interviewed by CNN News Anchor Brooke Baldwin out of New York three times in March and April 2015 as a world expert on stress and human performance psychology after the German Air Suicide/Homicide crash; the interviews attracted an audience of more than 4.5 million and earned him significant public and professional acclaim.

DeerFields and Beyond

In 2011, Dr. Knipping co-founded DeerFields with the mission to inspire and empower people to achieve optimal health and vitality through delivering the most advanced preventive care and integrative wellness solutions. As Canada’s leader in integrative medicine and biological age management, DeerFields embraces a personalized, lifestyle-first approach to health and wellness designed to slow your aging process and optimize your quality of life.

Contact DeerFields today and book a complimentary consultation to discuss your health needs and goals with Dr. Knipping.

Age Well. Perform Better.

Andrew Barr MFSc, CSEP-CEP, CSCS General Manager;Fitness & Lifestyle Coach

Andrew Barr
General Manager
Fitness & Lifestyle Coach

“The way people get sick has changed, so the way we view illness must change as well. Taking a proactive approach to health by building a foundation of healthy lifestyle habits is the best form of healthcare available.”

As DeerFields’ Lifestyle Coach, Andrew works with clients to develop sustainable lifestyle changes based on each client’s unique needs, goals, and health status. A Certified Exercise Physiologist and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Andrew is skilled at implementing health and fitness plans geared towards both elite performance and the prevention of lifestyle-related chronic diseases. Andrew has completed advanced training in nutrition and stress management techniques and provides clients with comprehensive and customized lifestyle coaching.

Andrew has completed a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology from McGill University and a Masters of Fitness Science from York University. Prior to joining DeerFields, Andrew worked as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for McGill University Basketball and worked as a private trainer at an elite club in Montreal, completing thousands of hours of personal training sessions. Andrew has performed fitness testing at the NHL Entry Draft Scouting Combine and at the Toronto Maple Leafs training camp.

Andrew loves being part of an integrative team dedicated to delivering clients the best care possible.

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Mary E. Cawfield

Mary E. Cawfield
Director of Client Care

“Change your mind, change your body, change your life!”

Mary is a coach, a motivator, and a total wellness facilitator. She is a Registered Nurse with a certification in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and Exercise, specifically, rehabilitation and an international Yoga Teacher thus facilitating stress reduction. Mary is a retired competitive body builder and holds the Master Women’s Championship title in 1992 and she was one of the hosts on the television program “Flex for Fitness”in 1998. Mary has performed contract work for many high leveled companies over the years, most recently Markham Stouffville Hospital. As a customized specialist, Mary has facilitated a lifestyle change for 1000’s of clients over 30 years providing the balancing of hormones, age appropriate exercise, nutrition and stress reduction guidance that works for you.

Mitch Santos Clinical Assistant

Mitch Santos
Director of Clinical Operations

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

Mitch brings over a decade in clinical experience and project management. Before joining DeerFields, she worked with some of Toronto’s top cardiac and executive health clinics and an Independent Cardiac Technician. Passionate about cardiovascular health, Mitch has specialized in non-invasive cardiology Procedures such as GXT, Electrocardiography, Heart Rhythm Analysis, Holter Scanning and VO2 max. Her work and dedication to excellence assures that our clients always have a first class experience.

Myrna Roy

Myrna Roy
Client Services

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” – Henry Ford

Myrna oversees all aspects of the DeerFields client experience. As a successful entrepreneur, owning and operating establishments in the food industry, her previous experience in hospitality and client service, Myrna is especially skilled at developing and fostering a positive DeerFields experience through professional, courteous and efficient service.