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Dr. Gregory Chernish has a full-time practice focused on the treatment of pain, infertility and assessment of disability.  He works from the premise that most acute and chronic conditions are best treated with a combination of non-drug treatments and medications and surgery when necessary.

About Dr. Chernish

Dr. Gregory Chernish received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1984.  He went on to study Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China in 1990.

He is Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba and is licensed to practise medicine in Manitoba and British Columbia.

Dr. Chernish has extensive training in acupuncture and injection therapies and has been using acupuncture within a medical context for more than 35 years. He lectures nationally and internationally on the subjects of infertility, pain, disability and the non-drug management of medical conditions.

Dr. Chernish diagnoses, treats, and rehabilitates many difficult pain situations and in his more than 40 years as a medical doctor, has helped hundreds of couples achieve pregnancy.

Curriculum Vitae


2006  Certified Independent Medical Examiner, Chicago, IL

1990  Certificate in Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chengdu, China

1985  Rotating Internship – Victoria General Hospital, Victoria, BC

1984  Doctor of Medicine – University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB


1991 – Present    Dr. Gregory Chernish Acupuncture Clinic, private practice with focus on treatment of pain, infertility, disability and related issues, Winnipeg, MB

2008 – Present   Medical Consultant,  Worker’s Compensation Board, Winnipeg, MB

1998 – 2000     Senior Medical Advisor, Pain Management Program, Seven Oaks Wellness Institute, Winnipeg, MB

1984 – 1989      Locum Tenens, Rural British Columbia and Manitoba

1989  Camp Physician & Health Educator – International Medical Corps,  Peshawar, Pakistan

Academic Appointments & Teaching Activities 

(2010 – Present)  Assistant Professor – Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba Medical School (Winnipeg, MB)

(2007 – Present)  Lecturer – University of Manitoba Faculty of Pharmacy (Winnipeg, MB)

(1991 – 2014)  Director – Non-drug Medical Systems Program, University of Manitoba Medical School (Winnipeg, MB)

2014  Senior Investigator, Summer Research Institute – Mind and Life Institute (Garrison, NY)

2000- 2009 Lecturer, Medical Humanities Program, Family Medicine, University of Manitoba Medical School, Winnipeg, MB

Professional Service

(2014 – Present)  Undergraduate Pain Curriculum Development Committee – Department of Family Medicine, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

(2010 – Present)  Prairie Representative – Chronic Pain Committee, Canadian College of Family Practice (Toronto, ON)

(2004 – Present)  University of Manitoba Liaison – National Working Group on Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Undergraduate Medical Education (Winnipeg, MB)

(2013)  Family Medicine Curriculum Development Task Force, Pain Management Curriculum – University of Manitoba Medical School, Department of Family Medicine  (Winnipeg, MB)

(2004)  Manitoba Medical Association Ethics Committee (Winnipeg, MB)

(2002)  Manitoba College of Physicians & Surgeons Author Group – Opioids in the Management of Chronic Non-Malignant Pain, Acupuncture (Winnipeg, MB)

Conference Presentations 

January 22, 2019  Pain 101 and Co-morbidities and Disability (1.5 hrs) – Canadian Pension Plan Disability’s Professional Development Day, Winnipeg, MB

November 3, 2018  Non-Pharmacological Options for Pain Management – Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB

September 15, 2018  The Invisible Disabilities and Comorbidities: Early Identification and Effective Management to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Suicide Risk and Eliminate Case Management Stress – University of Manitoba Rehabilitation Case Manager Symposium (Winnipeg, MB)

May 4, 2017  Pain, Suffering, and Disability – Health Care Services Educational Day (Winnipeg, MB)

December 4, 2016  New Frontiers in the Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries – University of Manitoba Medical School, Rehabilitation Rounds, Winnipeg, MB

April 17, 2015  Non-drug Management of Common Chronic Medical Conditions – Manitoba College of Family Practice, Annual Scientific Assembly, Winnipeg, MB

November 7, 2013  The Dark Side of Pain: Co-morbid Depression – College of Family Physicians of Canada Family, Medicine Forum Annual Scientific Assembly, Vancouver, BC

April 18, 2013  Multi-vitamins: Friend or Foe?  Manitoba College of Family Practice Annual Scientific Assembly,Winnipeg, MB

April 17, 2013  Drug & Non-Drug Treatment of Chronic Pain with Special Emphasis on Vascular Pain Advances in Vascular Nursing, Winnipeg, MB

November 17, 2012  Non-drug Strategies for Chronic Pain Management – Canadian College of Family Physicians of Canada Family Medicine Forum, Toronto, ON

November 5, 2012  Non-Drug Therapy as 1st Line of Treatment for Pain – WRHA Pain Day, Winnipeg, MB

July 20, 2012  Back Pain – Family Medicine Academic Half-Day,  Winnipeg, MB

May 15, 2012  Post-concussion Syndrome – ICMART Conference,  Athens, Greece

March 6, 2012  Chronic Pain from a Disability Management Perspective – Canadian Pension Plan Disability Adjudicators, Winnipeg, MB

May 1, 2009  The Science of Pain Management – Claims Adjusters of Manitoba Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, MB

February 2007  Pain Management: Integrative Strategies for Treatment of Hormonal, Metabolic & Mood Issues – MB Healthcare Employees Benefit Plan (Winnipeg, MB)

October 2006  Integrative Pain Management Strategies – Clinical and Research Nurses Network of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

September 2006  Integrative Foot Pain Strategies – Canadian Podiatry Association National Conference (Winnipeg, MB)

July 2006  The Science of Integrative Medicine – Humanist Association of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

March 2006  Pain Management: Providing Care in a Culturally Diverse Society – Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

January 2006  Integrative Medicine: Providing Care in a Culturally Diverse Society – Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

April 2004  Acupuncture: Current Concepts and Modern Understanding – Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre, Medicine & Rehab Grand Rounds (Winnipeg, MB)

February 2004  Effective Early Intervention and Rehab Strategies – Manitoba Health Employees Benefit Plan Case Managers Conference (Winnipeg, MB) January 2004  Herbs of Medical Interest – Herb Society of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB)

Teaching Awards

(2014/2015)  Medicine II Award: Innovation – University of Manitoba Medical School

(2010/2011)  Nomination for Teaching Excellence, Medicine II – University of Manitoba Medical School

(2007)  Significant Contribution to Excellence in Teaching – University of Manitoba Medical School

(2007)  Certificate of Teaching Excellence – University of Manitoba Medical School


Chernish G. M. (2010). Watson’s Water Hammer Pulse. North American Journal Of Oriental Medicine, 17(50), 37-38

Chernish, G. M. (2003). Small Intestine Heart Shoulder Arm Pain Syndrome. North American Journal of Oriental Medicine: 10 (9), 16-17

Certificates & Registrations

The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Manitoba – Registration # 13-297

British Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons – Registration #10726

College of Family Physicians of Canada – Registration #233606

Medical Council of Canada – Licentiate #60768

Acupuncture Foundation Canada Institute – Certification #24940

Canadian Medical Acupuncture Society (CMASAA) #150

Diplomat of the US National Board of Medical Examiners – Registration #302258

American Board of Independent Medical Examiners – Certificant

Hospital Affiliation

Active Staff – Riverview Health Centre, Winnipeg, MB