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Eric C. Peterson, M.D.

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Eric C. Peterson, M.D.


  • English

Video Introduction


  • Neurological Surgery


  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosurgery
  • Co-Director of Endovascular Fellowship, University of Miami
  • Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery, University of Miami Hospital
  • Executive Stroke Council Board Member, University of Miami


2013 Endovascular Neurosurgery Fellowship
University of Miami Department of Neurological Surgery
2012 Chief Residency
University of Washington Department of Neurological Surgery
2011 Neurological Surgery Residency
University of Washington Department of Neurological Surgery
2005 Doctorate of Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
2001 Masters of Physiology
Georgetown University
2000 Research Fellow
Walter Reed Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
1999 BS Neuroscience/Psychology
Vanderbilt University


Dr. Peterson is Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami MILLER School of Medicine.  He graduated cum laude with a B.S. from Vanderbilt University, before spending a year researching cardiovascular disease in Kochi, India as well as Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C.  He then received a Masters degree in physiology from Georgetown University before attending the University of Michigan School of Medicine for his medical degree.  He completed a 7-year neurosurgical residency at the University of Washington, followed by a 2-year endovascular fellowship at the University of Miami Department of Neurological Surgery.

As Co-Director of Endovascular Neurosurgery at the University of Miami, Dr. Peterson specializes in the surgical and endovascular treatment blood vessel disorders of the brain and spine, including aneurysms, AVMs, and tumors.  He has special expertise in the treatment of retinoblastoma via direct infusion of chemotherapy into the eye, having performed over 200 of these delicate procedures.  He is able to offer both surgical and endovascular solutions to complex cerebrovascular disease, and is one of a handful of dual-trained neurosurgeons across the country.

His research interests include clinical trial development for acute stroke and aneurysms, as well as techniques in minimizing radiation during endovascular procedures.

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