John L. Peterson, MD, PhD, FAAD
School and Graduation/Year
University of Utah College of Medicine, 1978
Internship, Presidio of San Francisco, California, 1979
Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1982
Certification and Membership
American Board of Dermatology, 1982
Medical Board of California
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Philosophy of Care
My interest in skin care began during my first year in medical school. I was invited by dermatology staff to participate in a study on topical antibiotics for acne. This helped me understand the necessity of keeping up to date on the latest therapies but also exploring alternative possibility in the treatment in the treatment of skin, hair, and nails. I listen to patients, often finding another way to apply the principles I learned in my residency and subsequent office practice.
I love being with family and friends, and to explore new places.