• Dr. Peter Nickerson.
  • Vice dean (research) and distinguished professor
    Flynn Family Chair in Renal Transplantation

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    203 Chown Building - 753 McDermot Avenue
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0T6

    Phone: 204-789-3375  


Department of Immunology, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine

Research themes

  • Kidney transplant immunobiology
  • HLA immunogenetics and histocompatibility
  • Acute and chronic allograft rejection

Research affiliations

Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg | Shared Health

Research groups

Transplant Manitoba Research Group

Research summary

The research program focuses on mechanisms underlying acute and chronic transplant rejection; developing non-invasive techniques for the diagnosis of renal allograft rejection; and health care system design to enhance access to transplant.


Dr. Peter Nickerson is a transplant nephrologist at the Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg and medical consultant to the Transplant Immunology Laboratory at Shared Health.


  • Bachelor of Sciences in Medicine, Biochemistry, University of Manitoba (1986)
  • Medical Doctor, University of Manitoba (1986)
  • Internal Medicine, FRCPC, University of Manitoba (1990)                                        
  • Nephrology, FRCPC, University of Manitoba (1991)
  • Transplant Research Fellowship, Harvard Medical School (1995)


  • Life Time Achievement Award, Canadian Society of Transplantation (2020)
  • Rose Payne Distinguished Scientist Award, American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (2020)
  • Medal for Research Excellence, Kidney Foundation of Canada (2018)
  • Paul I. Terasaki Clinical Science Award, American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (2016)
  • Clinical Science Established Investigator Award, American Society of Transplantation (2016)
  • Scholastic Award, Doctors Manitoba (2014)
  • Fellow Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (2012)
  • Dr. John B. Dossetor Research Award, Kidney Foundation of Canada (2012)

Contact us

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