Peter B. MacDonald
Dr Peter MacDonald is the medical director, Dpeartment of surgery at the Pan Am Clinic in Winnipeg.  He is also the head, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery for the University of Manitoba and the regaional lead, Section of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.  In addition, he is the Gibson Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and chief research and innovation officer of the Pan Am Clinic.

Dr MacDonald also serves as medical director of the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Club and orthopaedic surgeon to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.  He is associate editor of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and on the editorial board of the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine.

Dr. MacDonald joined the Department of Surgery, Section of Orthopedic Surgery in 1992.  He is a Full Professor at the University of Manitoba since 2002.  He has an appointment as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation Studies at the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute at the University of Manitoba since 2001 and has a Diploma in Dip Sport Medicine since 1997.  He is Medical Director of the Pan Am Clinic and Orthopedic Surgeon to the Manitoba Moose and Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Dr. MacDonald is a Graduate of the Residency Program, Section of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Manitoba. He did a Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Western Ontario.  He is Board Certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.  In 1998 he established the Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship.  Dr. MacDonald is currently focusing his clinical practice in Shoulder, Knee, Sports Injuries and Arthroscopy.  

Highlights of Current Research Projects / Grants

Principal Investigator(s)

Project Title


MacDonald,P.B. , Shep, D

A randomized study of non-operative management versus expedited surgery among WCB patients with small rotator cuff tears:  Effect upon time to claim closure in two prairie centres

Workers Compensation Board

MacDonald, P.B.

Develop self-audit forms for knee arthroscopy to measure motor skills

OMeGA Medical Grants Association for Residency Core Competency Innovation Grant

MacDonald, P.B.

Exploring the biologics of rotator cuff injury and advancing repair

Department of Surgery; The Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation / Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy; Alexander Gibson Fund

MacDonald, P.B.

Arthroscopic bankart repair with and without arthroscopic infraspinatus remplissage in anterior shoulder instability with a Hill-Sachs Defect: A randomized controlled trial

Alexander Gibson Fund

MacDonald, P.B.

The Effects of Wait Times on Rotator Cuff Size:  a Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial

Department of Surgery

MacDonald, P.B.

Biceps Tenodesis versus Tenotomy in the Treatment of Lesions of the Long Head of Biceps Brachii in Patients undergoing Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Randomized Clinical trial

Department of Surgery

MacDonald, P.B.

The relationship between injury to surgery time and the incidence of secondary joint injury in an ACL injured population

Department of Surgery

Pan Am Clinic
Section of Orthopedic Surgery
75 Poseidon Bay
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3E4

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