Jeffrey H. Peters, M.D.

Jeffrey H. Peters, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 273-4001

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  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital

Patient Care Bio

Jeffrey H. Peters, M.D., is a professor of Surgery and Chair of the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Before coming to Rochester, NY, Dr. Peters was a professor of Surgery and chief of the Division of General Surgery at USC University Hospital. He is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in surgery of the esophagus and stomach and lectures throughout the world.



Dr. Peters is a leader and a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive surgery and has over 150 publications devoted to the field of esophageal surgery. His research efforts focus on the development of esophageal cancer in patients with Barrett's esophagus and the genesis of esophageal mucosal injury and cellular mutations. Dr. Peters is an active member of The Society of University Surgeons and The Western Surgical Association.


Dr. Peters is also on the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Organization for Statistical Studies on Diseases of the Esophagus. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Society of Surgery of the Alimentary Tract and assumed the presidency of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons in March 1999. Dr. Peters earned both his bachelor's and medical degrees from Ohio State University where he was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Peters received certification from the American Board of Surgery in 1989.

Awards & Honors (National)

Castle Connolly Best Doctors in Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA 2000
Castle Connolly Best Doctors in America 2000

Awards & Honors (Local)

Honorary Fellow Brazillian College of Surgeons 2005
Physician of the Year, USC University Hospital | Los Angeles, CA 2001
Ohio State University School of Medicine, Alumni Achievement Award 2001
University of Southern California, Department of Surgery | Los Angeles, CA 1995
Surgery Residents Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University | Baltimore, MD 1988
Surgical Residents Teaching Award, Johns Hopkins University 1987
George D. Zuidema Residents Research Award | Dept. of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University 1986
Resident Research Award, Honorable Mention | Baltimore Academy of Surgery, 1985
George D. Zuidema Residents Research Award | Dept. of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University 1985
Training Grant (Immunology) | National Institutes of Health 1983
Member, Alpha Omega Alpha 1981

Specialties

Surgical Critical Care - American Board of Surgery
Surgery - American Board of Surgery

Education

MD | Medicine | Ohio State Univ Coll Medicine1981
BA | Biochemistry | Ohio State University1978

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship at Creighton University School of Medicine01/01/1990 - 04/30/1990
Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office07/01/1983 - 06/30/1985
Residency in Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office07/01/1982 - 06/30/1988
Internship in Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital - GME Office07/01/1981 - 6/30/1982