• Portrait of Dr. Clara Bohm.
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    Section of Nephrology
    2LB19 – 2300 McPhillips Street
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R2V 3M3

    Phone: 204-631-3834
    Fax: 204-632-3660

Accepting graduate students

  • Master's - Yes
  • PhD - Yes

Research Interests

  • Effect of physical activity and exercise programming on functional status, quality of life and health outcomes in individuals with chronic kidney disease.
  • How can barriers to exercise and increasing physical activity be overcome in individuals with chronic kidney disease?
  • Does aerobic exercise during hemodialysis modify the occurrence of cardiac stunning/regional cardiac wall motion abnormalities during hemodialysis?
  • Improving patient-centered care for individuals on hemodialysis


  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Dialysis
  • End stage renal disease
  • Exercise
  • Frailty
  • Functional status
  • Health outcomes
  • Health-related quality of life
  • Patient-centred care
  • Patient-reported outcomes
  • Physical activity

Research affiliations

Chronic Disease Innovation Centre

Research groups

Can-SOLVE CKD Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research Network (www.cansolveckd.ca)

Can-SOLVE CKD Triple I Project (www.betterkidneycare.ca)

Global Renal Exercise Network (www.grexercise.kch.illinois.edu )


Dr. Clara Bohm is an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Manitoba and a nephrologist in the Manitoba Renal Program. She is cross-appointed to the department of community health sciences and a research affiliate with the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Institute, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba.  

Her clinical and research interests focus on improving quality of life in people on dialysis. She leads the Can-SOLVE CKD Triple I Project, striving to identify challenges and develop solutions to improve patient-centred care in hemodialysis. She also leads several nationally funded clinical trials that aim to characterize the effect of exercise on symptom burden and functional status in individuals on hemodialysis. As an "early adopter" of patient engagement, Dr. Bohm works to highlight and incorporate the perspectives of individuals with kidney disease in all her clinical and research endeavours.


  • Master of Public Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD USA (2012/1 - 2014/5)
  • Nephrology Fellowship, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS (2000/7 - 2002/9)
  • Internal Medicine Residency, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK (1995/7 - 1999/12)
  • Doctor of Medicine - M.D., Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (1992/9 - 1995/5)
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours, Life Sciences, Queen's University, Kingston, ON (1988/9 - 1992/5)


  • MMSF F.W. DuVal Clinical Research Professorship, Manitoba Medical Services Fund (2019/7 - 2022/6)
  • Dean's Scholarship, Johns Hopkins University (2012/9 - 2014/5)
  • Jim Toal Memorial Award, Kidney Foundation of Canada, Manitoba Branch (2011/3)

ORCID profile

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Clara Bohm's ORCID profile

Contact us

Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada