Gail Peterson, M.D.

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Associate Professor

Department: Internal Medicine

Biography

Dr. Gail Peterson is a clinical cardiologist who specializes in echocardiography and valvular heart disease. She graduated from University of Michigan Medical School and completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, where she also served as Chief Medical Resident. She completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and served on the faculty of Duke before moving to the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School. She sees patients with a broad range of cardiac problems, but has a particular interest in those with valvular heart disease.

Education

Medical School University of Michigan Medical School (1991)
Internship UT Southwestern Medical Center (1992), Internal Medicine
Residency UT Southwestern Medical Center (1995), Internal Medicine
Fellowship Duke University School of Medicine (1998), Cardiology

Clinical Interests

Clinical Cardiology
  • Abnormal Cholesterol
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Atrial Fibrillation & Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Initial Cardiology Consultations
  • Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Testing
  • Second Opinions for Heart Disease
  • Syncope (Fainting)
Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Echocardiography (ECHO)
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
Heart Valve Disorders
  • Aortic Valve Disease, Stenosis & Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Disease, Stenosis & Regurgitation

Research Interests

  • Infectious endocarditis
  • Role of left ventricular mass in prognosis
  • Valvular heart disease

Publications

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Transesophageal echocardiography: clinical indications and applications

Peterson GE, Brickner ME, Reimold SC Circulation 2003 107 2398

Imaging techniques for diagnosis of infective endocarditis.

Sachdev M, Peterson GE, Jollis JG. Cardiol Clin 2003 21 1-11

Changing pateint characteristics and the effect on mortality in endocarditis.

Cabell CH, Jollis, JG, Peterson GE, Corey GR, Anderson DJ, Sexton DJ, Woods CW, Reller B, Ryan T, Fowler VG JR Arch Int Med 2002 162 90-94

Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in patients with permanent pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators

Chamis AL, Peterson GE, Cabell CH, Corey GH, Anderson DJ, Sexton DJ, Woods CW, Reller B, Ryan T, Fowler VG Jr Circulation 2001 104 1029

Managing clinically insigificant aortic valve disease in patients undergoing CABG.

Peterson GE, Hochrein J, Harrison JK, Bashore TM ACC Current Journal Review 1997 6 61-64

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Honors/Awards

  • The Walter F. Floyd Endowed Fellowship in Cardiology
    (1997)
  • Phi Beta Kappa
    (1987)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology