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Spine and Orthopedic Trauma

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

Medical Degree

  • 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

"After a very successful neck fusion 14 years ago, I took a bad fall on the ice, and realized I needed to have things checked out. Everyone was very attentive, and I felt they really listened when I was describing my symptoms. I had fractured my neck, but Dr. Peterson was very thorough and has a wonderful, calm presence that put me at ease. The treatment plan took into account my activity level and goals, which allowed me to get on with life. They have a great team and partners to have a healthy lifestyle." -- Janeece H.