Richard J. Peterson, MD, F.A.C.S.

Retired May 2014

Retired May 2014

Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Richard J. Peterson graduated from the Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. Dr. Peterson interned and completed his surgical residency at the Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, holding positions of Assistant Resident, Senior Resident and Chief Resident.

While at Duke, Dr. Peterson was Teaching Scholar in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He also completed a National Institute of Health Research Fellowship, including joint research projects with Emory University. He then returned to the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine and completed an Advanced Cardiothoracic Fellowship.

Dr. Peterson was previously Chief of Surgery at the Heart Hospital of New Mexico. He began practicing in Bradenton, Florida in February 2000. Dr. Peterson’s primary practice activity is in adult coronary and valve disease. Additional procedures include Transarterial Valve Replacement (TAVR,) surgery for arterial fibrillation, and pacemaker lead extractions.

Dr. Peterson has recently served on the Medical Executive Committee of Manatee Memorial Hospital and as Chief of Staff of Blake Medical Center.

Professional Affiliations:

• Formerly Associate Professor at University of Florida

• Diplomat of American Board of Thoracic Surgery

• Sabiston Surgical Society

• Mayo Alumni Association

• Fellow, American College of Surgeons

• Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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