Dr. Peterson received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1995. He completed his surgery internship at Madigan Army Medical Center in 1996. He completed his urology residency at Madigan in 2002 and subsequently completed a fellowship in Reconstructive Urology at Duke University in 2003. He then returned to Madigan Army Medical Center where Dr. Peterson served as the Chief of Reconstructive Urology and the director of the urology residency. He also served as the chairman of the institutional animal care and use committee (IACUC), and was on the institutional review board (IRB), the American Urologic Association guidelines committee as well as the program and essay committee for the Western Section of the American Urologic Association. Dr. Peterson joined the faculty at Duke in 2010 where he serves as the Vice Chief of Medical Operations, and Urology Residency Program Director. In addition to these duties he also directs two fellowships; “Reconstructive Urology, Female Urology and Urodynamics”, and the newly formed “Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship Fellowship”. His research and clinical interests include improving the care of cancer survivors and the prevention of genitourinary side effects from various medical, surgical and radiation therapies for cancer. He has published over 70 publications and abstracts in the peer reviewed literature in addition to 8 book chapters. He currently serves on the review panel of multiple peer reviewed journals. He serves on the board of directors for the Society for Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons and the Society for Government Service Urologists. During his time in the military Dr. Peterson achieved the rank of Colonel retiring from the Army Reserves in 2014. He is a graduate of the Advanced Course for medical officers, the Command and General Staff College, and has been awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, and the Bronze Star.