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

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of Medicine


Dr. Blair Peters (he/they) is a double fellowship-trained board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in gender-affirming surgery and peripheral nerve surgery. He offers the full range of facial, chest and genital surgery. He has unique training in applying the techniques of modern nerve surgery in the field of gender-affirming surgery. Following his residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Manitoba, Canada, he completed his first fellowship in peripheral nerve, hand and microsurgery at Washington University in St. Louis. He is one of the first surgeons in North America to complete an additional fellowship in comprehensive gender-affirming surgery at OHSU. He carries out clinical research that focuses on optimizing sensation and nerve outcomes in surgery.

Outside of clinical practice, he is a member of and strong advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community and frequently speaks on panels, creates educational materials and advocates for policy change and increased coverage for gender-affirming surgery and the broader rights of all queer people. He strives to be a strong queer voice in medicine and surgery.

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
    • Certification of Advanced Trauma Life Support, American College of Surgeons
    • Certification of Advanced Cardiac Life Support, American College of Surgeons
    • 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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