Dr. Randy Knipping


Dr. Randy Knipping BSc, MD, CCFP

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.

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