Danna Peterson, M.B., Ch.B.

Academic Role: Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs/Minority Support
Faculty Appointment(s) and Affiliations:

School of Medicine



Photo: Danna Peterson, M.B., Ch.B.

People here say I am a "lifer."  I have been here for over thirty years and still find something new to do each year!  When I came here in 1978 I became involved in medical student education and started the electives for the 3rd year and 4th year medical students.  A year later I built up the residency program which I directed for 17 years. I hung up that hat eight years ago and found another one!  I am currently involved in medical student administration as the Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Affairs/Minority Support. The other administrative activities that have been most important to me include the Affirmative Action Committee and the Admissions Committee for the medical school.

I continue to be active in clinical anesthesia.  I particularly enjoy pediatric anesthesia.  After many years of doing trauma cases in the OR at the UMass University campus, I have a new perspective of anesthetic cases in Day Surgery at the Hahnemann campus.  I enjoy the challenge of doing a variety of regional techniques, and teaching students and residents in a different environment.

[After 33 years of service to the Department of Anesthesiology at UMass, Dr. Peterson retired in 2011.]



Academic Background

MB ChB University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1967
MHA Clark University, Worcester, MA, 1999




Postdoctoral Training

Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1969-1970
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1970-1972
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, 1972
San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, Fellowship in Critical Care
   Medicine, 1972-1973
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, 1973




Office:  S2-709
Phone:  508-856-3866
EMail: Danna.Peterson@umassmed.edu

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