Dr Peterson is the Fred Cobb Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, a DukeMed Scholar, and the Executive Director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), Durham, NC, USA.
Dr Peterson is the Principal Investigator of the National Institute of Health, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Coordinating Center for its Outcome Research Network, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Cardiovascular Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs). He is also the Principal Investigator of the Data Coordinating Centers for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), National Cardiac Surgery Database, the American College of Cardiology National Cardiac Database (ACC-NCDR) and the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Database (AHA-GWTG).
Dr Peterson participates on multiple national committees, as well as CV guideline and performance measure development groups. Dr Peterson is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the Association of American Physicians (AAP), and the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC).
In 2013, Dr Peterson received the American Heart Association Meritorious Achievement Award and was voted one of world’s top 400 most influential researchers in biomedicine. This year, he was named by Thomson Reuters as a ‘Highly Cited Researcher’, ranking him among the top 1% most cited in clinical medicine. He is a Contributing Editor on the Journal of the American Medical Association and is a recognized leader in outcomes and quality research with over 800 peer-reviewed publications in the field.
Education and Training
- Fellow In Cardiology, Medicine, Duke University, 1992 - 1995
- Fellow In General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Harvard University, 1991 - 1992
- Medical Resident, Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, 1988 - 1991
- M.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1988
- Bridging the Gap to Enhance Clinical Research Program (BIGGER)
- Preventing Cardiovascular Disease through Improved Risk Prediction and Communication
- Mentoring Patient Oriented Research in Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
- Administrative Claims-based Efficiencies for the Advancement of Regulatory Sciences
- NINDS Research Education Programs for Residents and Fellows in Neurosurgery
- Postdoctoral Training in Cardiovascular Clinical Research
- Thrombolysis in Ischemic Stroke Patients: Recent Stroke,AM Infarction,Major Surgery, Combo Prev Stroke Diabetes Mellitus
- Duke CTSA (UL1)
- Duke Research Training Program for Pediatricians
- An Innovative Model to Predict Readmissions in Adults with Cardiovascular Disease
- CASCADE Registry
- Using Data to Drive Change in National CV CareL The Duke CERTs
- Duke Training Grant in Nephrology
- Statistical Methods for Complex Data in Cardiovascular Disease
- Optimizing Health Outcomes in Patients with Symptomatic Aortic Valve Disease