Eric David Peterson, MD

Professor of Medicine
Fred Cobb, M.D. Professor of Medicine
Member in the Duke Clinical Research Institute
Campus mail 200 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone (919) 668-8830
Email address peter016@mc.duke.edu

Dr Peterson is the Fred Cobb Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology, a DukeMed Scholar, and the Past 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) Spironolactone Initiation Registry Randomized Interventional Trial in Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (SPIRRIT) Trial  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 also oversees multiple industry sponsored clinical studies.

Additionally, Dr Peterson serves on multiple national committees and 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).

Since 2013, Dr Peterson has been voted one of world’s top 400 most influential researchers in biomedicine. as well as 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 1200 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

Publications

Prabhakar, Ganga, Constance K. Haan, Eric D. Peterson, Laura P. Coombs, Jose L. Cruzzavala, and Gordon F. Murray. “The risks of moderate and extreme obesity for coronary artery bypass grafting outcomes: a study from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' database..” The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 74, no. 4 (October 2002): 1125–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0003-4975(02)03899-7.

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12400756
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Roe, Matthew T., Karen L. Staman, Charles Pollack, Rebecca Teaff, Patricia A. French, and Eric D. Peterson. “A practical guide to understanding the 2002 ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of patients with non-ST segment elevation acute coronary syndromes..” Critical Pathways in Cardiology 1, no. 3 (September 2002): 129–49.

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18340297
Scholars@Duke

Lee, Patrick Y., David B. Matchar, Dennis A. Clements, Joel Huber, John D. Hamilton, and Eric D. Peterson. “Economic analysis of influenza vaccination and antiviral treatment for healthy working adults..” Ann Intern Med 137, no. 4 (August 20, 2002): 225–31.

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12186512
Scholars@Duke

Carson, Jeffrey L., Peter M. Scholz, Anita Y. Chen, Eric D. Peterson, Jeffrey Gold, and Stephen H. Schneider. “Diabetes mellitus increases short-term mortality and morbidity in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery..” Journal of the American College of Cardiology 40, no. 3 (August 2002): 418–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0735-1097(02)01969-1.

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12142105
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Peterson, Eric D., Laura P. Coombs, T Bruce Ferguson, A Laurie Shroyer, Elizabeth R. DeLong, Fred L. Grover, and Fred H. Edwards. “Hospital variability in length of stay after coronary artery bypass surgery: results from the Society of Thoracic Surgeon's National Cardiac Database..” The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 74, no. 2 (August 2002): 464–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0003-4975(02)03694-9.

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12173830
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Cantor, Warren J., Julie M. Miller, Anne S. Hellkamp, Judith M. Kramer, Eric D. Peterson, Vic Hasselblad, James P. Zidar, L Kristin Newby, and E Magnus Ohman. “Role of target vessel size and body surface area on outcomes after percutaneous coronary interventions in women..” American Heart Journal 144, no. 2 (August 2002): 297–302. https://doi.org/10.1067/mhj.2002.123318.

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12177648
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Nashef, Samer A. M., Francois Roques, Bradley G. Hammill, Eric D. Peterson, Philippe Michel, Frederick L. Grover, Richard K. H. Wyse, T Bruce Ferguson, and T Bruce EurpSCORE Project Group. “Validation of European System for Cardiac Operative Risk Evaluation (EuroSCORE) in North American cardiac surgery..” Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 22, no. 1 (July 2002): 101–5. https://doi.org/10.1016/s1010-7940(02)00208-7.

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12103381
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Ferguson, T Bruce, Laura P. Coombs, and Eric D. Peterson. “Internal thoracic artery grafting in the elderly patient undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting: room for process improvement?.” The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 123, no. 5 (May 2002): 869–80. https://doi.org/10.1067/mtc.2002.121679.

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12019371
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Ferguson, T Bruce, Laura P. Coombs, Eric D. Peterson, and Eric D. Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. “Preoperative beta-blocker use and mortality and morbidity following CABG surgery in North America..” Jama 287, no. 17 (May 2002): 2221–27. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.287.17.2221.

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11980522
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