• Portrait of Eric Bow.
  • Professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    ON2081 - 675 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, MB, R3E 0V9

    Phone: 204-787-1340 
    Fax: 204-786-0196

Cross appointments

Holds cross appointments with:

Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Department of Medical Oncology and Haematology, CancerCare Manitoba

Research achievements

Research themes

Infections in cancer patients

Research interests

  • Central Venous Access Device related infections and thrombotic complications
  • Infection prevention and central strategies in ambulatory cancer populations
  • Patient-driven hand hygiene compliance monitoring
  • Prevention and management of bacterial and fungal infections in neutropaenic cancer patients

Research affiliations

Research affiliations include:

Oncology and Transplant Infectious Diseases (CCMB)


  • Fungal infections
  • Hand hygiene
  • Infection prevention
  • Infectious Diseases


Dr. Bow is a professor of internal medicine and medical microbiology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

He was recruited to CancerCare Manitoba and the University of Manitoba in 1982 as an infectious diseases physician, infection prevention and control consultant and hematologist/oncologist with special clinical and research interests in the infectious diseases of cancer patients and in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

He provides clinical consultation services for oncology and transplant infectious diseases at CancerCare Manitoba and to the Health Sciences Centre (HSC), Winnipeg.

In addition, he attends on the surgical and medical infectious disease consultation at the Health Sciences Centre.

Dr. Bow is actively engaged in clinical practice guideline development for the management of the febrile neutropenia patient provincially and internationally with the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

He also is an active member of the Mycoses Study Group-Education, Research consortium promoting research in clinical mycology.

He is a primary investigator for a number of local clinical trials on the prevention and treatment of invasive aspergillosis in stem cell transplantation.


Fellow, Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba (1982)
Post-Graduate Medicine, McMaster University (1980)
Undergraduate Medicine, University of Calgary (1976)


Hematology/Oncology Grand Rounds Best Presentation Award (2019)

Individual Award of Excellence in appreciation of Clinical Service Excellence, Department of Medical Oncology & Hematology, CancerCare Manitoba (2017)

Academic Year Teaching Award, Manitoba Medical Students’ Association (2016)

Clinical Infectious Diseases Award for Outstanding Review (2010)

Clinical Infectious Diseases Award for Outstanding Review (2008)

Clinical Infectious Diseases Award for Outstanding Review (2005)

Difco Award in Microbiology, Department of Microbiology, School of Hygiene, University of Toronto (1972)

Contact us

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