Dr. Davis Peterson was born in rural North Dakota. He majored in biology at the University of North Dakota with the goal of becoming an entomologist. He later set his sight on medicine and graduated with a second Bachelor of Science degree in Medicine Basic Sciences from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine.
Through the U.S. Army, he attended the Baylor College of Medicine and completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington State. He was then stationed in such far-reaching parts of the world as Turkey and Fairbanks, AK and rose to the rank of Major. He received a Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.
In 1990, Dr. Peterson completed a Spinal Surgery Fellowship at Baylor College and joined Anchorage Fracture & Orthopedic Clinic after completion.
Dr. Peterson and his wife Deborah, an occupational therapist, have four children.
- Spinal surgery (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar), deformities, degenerative spine, tumors, spondylolisthesis, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, and orthopedic trauma
- Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
- Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
- Spinal Surgery, St. Luke’s Hospital Houston, TX
Alaska State Medical Association
Alaska State Orthopedic Society
American Medical Association
Anchorage Orthopedic Society
North American Spine Society
"Dr. Prevost referred me to Dr. Peterson because of lingering pain in my lower back. Dr. Peterson carefully explained what he thought was the cause of the pain and recommended treatment by a pain control specialist. I appreciate the time that Dr. Peterson took with my wife and I to explain what the cause was and that this was the best conservative approach to take at this time. I appreciate his candor and professionalism, he is always pleasant to talk to and is a person whose judgement I can readily trust." – David S.