Meet Dr Peterson
Board Certified Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatry
Dr Peterson attended the University of Illinois and earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in the field of biochemistry. He attended medical school in Kansas City at the University of Health Sciences. During that time, he developed his interest in psychiatry while studying at both The Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota and McLean Hospital through Harvard Medical School.
Dr Peterson went on to complete his psychiatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He served as chief resident during his last year of training, and has earned awards for National Honors Society during medical school, Baylor Resident Teaching Award while training at the Houston Veteran’s Hospital, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physician Resident Research Award for his paper on Exercise as a modality for treatment for depression, the Roy-Arulfo award for his efforts as chief resident, and the Residency Excellence Award from the Depelchin Clinic.
After training he has held positions working in various aspects of psychiatry including emergency medicine, consult liaison, interventional psychiatry, and outpatient psychiatry. He has worked with Baylor Medical School as a Preceptor for medical students interested in developing a career in psychiatry, and was an attending physician at Saint Lukes Hospital in the Texas Medical Center before entering into full private practice.
Currently Dr Peterson works as an outpatient psychiatrist. He treats patients ranging from children to adults. His clinic currently provides interventional treatment which includes transcranial magnetic therapy. He works for the NFL as a consultant and treating psychiatrist. His interests also include technology, telemedicine, and is currently developing computer software for diagnosis and treatment of various psychiatric illnesses.