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Blair Peters, M.D. (he/they)

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine
  • Director, Advanced Gender Surgery Fellowship, Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Blair Peters is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Department of Urology at Oregon Health & Science University specializing in Gender-Affirmation Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Following this, he undertook residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Manitoba with an emphasis on Microsurgery. Subsequently, Dr. Peters completed fellowship in Peripheral Nerve, Hand and Microsurgery at the prestigious Washington University in St Louis then became the first fellow in Advanced Gender Surgery at OHSU in 2020. He is board certified by both the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Presently he is the Director of the Advanced Gender-Affirming Surgery Fellowship at OHSU. Since 2021, he has also been entrusted with the responsibility of Research Director for the Division of Plastic Surgery. He has served as surgical lead for the United States Professional Association of Transgender Health (USPATH) meeting and was selected as the 2023 National John Fryer Lecturer in LGBTQ+ Health. He is a frequent nationally and internationally invited lecturer having served as a Visiting Professor for many prestigious institutions across the United States and Canada, focusing on fostering the development of new Gender-Affirming Surgery programs.

His unique training background, clinical research, advocacy work and community background have established him as a leader and expert in the field of Gender-Affirming Surgery. They are an international award-winning researcher with an extensive research portfolio regarding outcomes and techniques in gender-affirming surgery, genital surgery, novel nerve transfers, sensory outcomes in phalloplasty and extensive work on LGBTQ+ representation in surgical fields. He is a member and steadfast activist for the LGBTQIA+ community and advocates across the country for policy change and protections for LGBTQ+ people.

The core mission of his work is clinical and surgical innovation and improvement of outcomes and accessibility of care for the Transgender and LGBTQ+ community.

In terms of professional affiliations, Dr. Peters is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health, American Society of Peripheral Nerve Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He serves on the Editorial Board for "Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open” and publishes frequently on sensory outcomes in gender-affirming surgery, genital surgery techniques, nerve transfers and work on LGBTQ+ representation in medicine.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2010, University of Manitoba
    • B.S., 2012, University of Manitoba
    • M.D., 2014, University of Manitoba
  • Residency

    • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 2019
  • Fellowship

    • Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction, Microsurgery, Hand Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2019
    • Gender Affirming Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2020
  • Certifications

    • Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II; Part I; Medical Council of Canada Certification Examination
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 3, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS, Step 1
    • American Heart Association Certification
    • Board Certification - Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC)
    • Medical Council of Canada (LMCC)
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
    • Certification of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)

Memberships and associations:

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (FRCSC); Board Certification in Plastic Surgery
  • Principles of Surgery Examination; Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada


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