Biography & Education


Dr. Peterson is an internationally-trained spine specialist practicing minimally-invasive spine surgery. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio.

Dr. Peterson also completed fellowships in spinal surgery and research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia; Queens Medical Center in Nottingham, England; and North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. He has practiced spinal surgery in Medford since 1994 and was a founding member of Southern Oregon Orthopedics.

In 2013, Dr. Peterson left the orthopedic group and founded a practice devoted exclusively to the needs of spine patients, Southern Oregon Spine Care.

Dr. Peterson has over ten years experience with design and development of surgical implants, techniques, and surgeon education. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and remains active in clinical research. He is the founding member of the Providence Spine Program and current medical director of the Providence Southern Oregon Spine Institute.

Areas of expertise

Minimally-invasive spine surgery, cervical and lumbar disc replacement, clinical research

Medford Senior High school
Pacific Lutheran University
Oregon Health & Science University
Akron City Hospital
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Queens Medical Center
North Kansas City Hospital

Care Locations

Southern Oregon Spine Care
1311 E. Barnett Road
Suite 201
Medford , OR 97504
Fax 541-779-5022
Hospital Privileges


Board Certifications
  • Orthopedic surgery