Department Head

Eberhard L. Renner, MD, FRCP(C), FAASLD

Professor of Medicine
Head, Department of Medicine
Max Rady College of Medicine
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Manitoba

Provincial Lead
Internal Medicine
Shared Health Manitoba
Phone:  204-787-7772 (Admin. Assistant)
Fax:  204-787-4826


Dr. Eberhard Renner graduated from Medical School at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and completed a research thesis in the Department of Clinical Immunology at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Following completion of his post-graduate training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the Universities of Basel and Bern, and a Research Fellowship in Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the University of California (San Francisco), Dr. Renner joined the faculty at the University of Bern.

From 1997 to 2003, Dr. Renner served as the Head of Hepatology, Medical Director of the Liver Transplant Program and Vice-Chairman of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Hospital in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 2004, Dr. Renner was recruited to the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba as a clinician-scientist, Director of the Liver Transplant Program, and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology. 

Dr. Renner relocated to Toronto in September 2007 where he was the Director GI Transplantation and Professor of Medicine at the University Health Network, University of Toronto. 

Dr. Renner has published in excess of 200 peer reviewed papers, reviews and book chapters. His   research interests include clinical and immunological aspects of liver transplantation. 

Dr. Eberhard Renner holds membership in numerous professional organizations.  He is past president of the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL); sits on the Governing Board of the Canadian Liver Foundation (CLF); is a member of the working group/committee of the Royal College for AFC Diploma in Hepatology and the committee for AFC Diploma in Solid Organ Transplantation.  Dr. Renner serves as Associate Editor with Transplantation, the official journal of The Transplantation Society and the International Liver Transplantation Society, and is a corresponding member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences.

Effective October 1, 2016, Dr. Eberhard Renner returned to the University of Manitoba as Head, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Director, Medicine Program, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA). In 2019, with the advent of Shared Health, he transitioned to his new position, Provincial Lead, Internal Medicine, Shared Health Manitoba.