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  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Human anatomy and cell science
    Room 102 – Basic Medical Sciences Building
    745 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0J9

    Phone: 204-272-3146


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Dr. Jason Peeler’s primary research interests and expertise lie in the areas of applied musculoskeletal anatomy and clinical orthopedics and rehabilitation, with an emphasis on examining exercise interventions and rehabilitation techniques that are designed to enhance function of the knee. I possess more than 25 years of clinical experience as a certified athletic therapist working in musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and these clinical experiences combined with my training as a PhD anatomist, have assisted me in developing an evidence-based clinical research program that is focused on bridging the gap between the anatomical sciences and clinical application.


Dr. Peeler joined the human anatomy and cell science department in 2009, and has served as the pre-clerkship course director for musculoskeletal medicine within the undergraduate medical education program since 2011. He possesses a wealth of experience in both clinical practice and musculoskeletal education and research. His experience as a certified athletic therapist working in high performance sport includes serving as head therapist for varsity sport at the University of Saskatchewan, working as a Director of Sports Medicine and Science services within the Canadian Olympic Association, as well as being selected to serve as a member of Canadian medical teams for the Commonwealth Games (1998, 2010), Pan American Games (1999, 2007), World Student University Games (2001) and Canada Winter Games (1995, 2007).

He teaches across a broad spectrum of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate health science programs including medicine, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, pharmacy, dentistry, biomedical engineering, physician’s assistant and medical residency programs in physiatry and sports medicine. He also has extensive experience in educational leadership and curriculum development, having served as a member of the national education committee (1992-1999) and program accreditation committee (2010-2018) of the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association, as well as participated in the professional accreditation of the medical, physical therapy and athletic therapy programs at UM.

In support of his musculoskeletal research, Dr. Peeler has been a research affiliate at Pan Am Clinic since the inception of its research facility in 2008. His research expertise lies in the areas of applied musculoskeletal anatomy and clinical orthopaedics and rehabilitation, and is primarily focused on developing new and innovative treatments for injuries/pathologies of the knee. To date, his research activities have supported the mentorship and training of three PhD students, 19 MSc students and 12 undergraduate students completing research training in fields related to MSK anatomy. Administratively, Dr. Peeler currently serves as a member of university senate, and is the chairperson for the department’s graduate program.



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Human Anatomy and Cell Science
130 Basic Medical Science Building
745 Bannatyne Avenue

University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0J9 Canada