Dr. Peterson, M.D.


Dr. Erik Peterson, M.D. – Dr. Peterson, attended the University of Toledo Medical School and completed his orthopedic surgery residency in Ohio. While there, he was given the Orthopedic Student of the Year award, along with medical school academic honors. He went on complete his Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship at the University of New Mexico. His research there focused on optimal techniques for wrist reconstruction, while he honed his microsurgical techniques in the operating room.

While he excels in his medical endeavors, he also keeps in touch with the community by volunteering his free time to many community and church organizations. Dr. Peterson was born and raised in Holladay, Utah and completed his undergraduate education at the University of Utah. He is fluent in Italian and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family. He resides in North Logan with his wife and three children.

He enjoys working with patients of all ages in restoring a healthy and fulfilling quality of life, understanding that our hands are a crucial part of how we interact with the world around us.

Dr. Stats

Fellowship

Fellow, Hand Surgery
Current to 2016
University of New Mexico
Hand Surgery Fellowship
Projected Graduation: July 2016
Albuquerque, New Mexico
 

Residency

Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Toledo Medical Center, 2010-­‐2015
Toledo, Ohio
 

Education

Doctor of Medicine University of Toledo
College of Medicine, 2006-­‐2010
Toledo, Ohio
 
Bachelor of Arts Major: History. Minor: Chemistry. 2002-­‐2006
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
 

Honors and Awards

Medical School Honors:
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Human Structure and Development
Neuroscience
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toledo 2009
Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati 2009
Vascular Surgery 2010
 

Medical School Awards

Orthopaedic Student of the Year, 2010 at University of Toledo College of Medicine
 

Medical Licensure and Certificates

Medical Training Certificate, 2010 to present
State of Ohio
 
Basic Life Support, 2008-­‐2015
State of Ohio

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2010 to present
 

Research and Presentations

Presentation: Effects of Vertobroplasty and Kyphoplasty on Adjacent Segment Vertebral Bodies in Cadaveric Model
Engineering Center for Orthopaedic Research Excellence, University of Toledo. 2007
 
Presentation: Four Corner Fusion Rates with Circular Locking Plate
University of Toledo Research Day, June 2012
 
Presentation: Heel Forefoot Angle as a Predictor of Need for Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfer in Recurrent Clubfoot
Shriner’s Hospital for Children, Lexington, Kentucky, April 2013
 
Presentation: Heel Forefoot Angle as a Predictor of Need for Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfer in Recurrent Clubfoot
University of Toledo Research Day, June 2013
 
Presentation: Heel Forefoot Angle as a Predictor of Need for Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfer in Recurrent Clubfoot
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2014
 
Presentation: Heel Forefoot Angle as a Predictor of Need for Tibialis Anterior Tendon Transfer in Recurrent Clubfoot
Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, May 2014
 
Presentation: Four Corner Fusion: A Comparison of Three Implants
University of Toledo Research Day, June 2014
 
Presentation: The Elbow and its Pains
University of Toledo Educational Forum, August 2014
 

Professional courses attended

Miller Review Course, 5/2011
AO Trauma Course, Basic Principles of Fracture Management, 7/2011
Zimmer Advance Trauma Course, 7/2012
AO Trauma Course, Advanced Principles of Fracture Management, 3/2013
Enneking Seminar in Orthopaedic Pathology, 10/2013
 

Foreign Languages

Fluent in Italian
 

Publications

Book Chapter: HE Elgafy, E Peterson: Cervical Spine Osteotomy. The Spine 2013
 

Community Involvement and Leadership

Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-­‐Day Saints, 1999-­‐2001
Catania, Italy
 
Peer Advisor, LEAP Program at the University of Utah, 2003-­‐2004
Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Volunteer for The Road Home, 2005-­‐2006 Salt Lake City, Utah
 
Elder’s Quorum Presidency, First Counselor, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-­‐Day Saints, 2007-­‐2009
 
Toledo, Ohio Congregation Pianist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-­‐Day Saints, 2011-­‐2015 Toledo, Ohio
 
Class Instructor, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-­‐Day Saints, 2014-­‐2015
Toledo, Ohio
 
Member, Medical Student Mentoring Program, 2012-­‐2015
University of Toledo College of Medicine Toledo, Ohio