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Mark D. Peterson

Mark D. Peterson, MD

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  • Office Phone: 541-779-5007



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Primary Specialty

  • Orthopedic Surgery


  • Orthopedic Surgery


Mark Peterson, MD

Dr. Peterson is an internationally trained spine specialist practicing minimally invasive spine surgery. He received his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University. He completed his internship and orthopedic residency at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio. Dr. Peterson also completed fellowships in spinal surgery and research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in Adelaide, South Australia; Queens Medical Center in Nottingham, England; and North Kansas City Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

He has practiced spinal surgery in Medford since 1994 and was a founding member of Southern Oregon Orthopedics. In 2013 Dr. Peterson left the orthopedic group and founded a practice devoted exclusively to the needs of spine patients, Southern Oregon Spine Care. Dr. Peterson has over ten years’ experience with design and development of surgical implants, techniques, and surgeon education. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and remains active in clinical research. He is the founding member of the Providence Spine Program and current Medical Director of the Providence Southern Oregon Spine Institute.

Areas of Expertise

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Cervical and Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Clinical Research


Spine Fellowship Roger P. Jackson, M.D.
North Kansas City Hospital
Kansas City, Missouri
February 1, 1994 - July 31, 1994

AO Spine Fellowship John K. Webb, F.R.C.S.
Queens Medical Center
Nottingham, England
August 1, 1993 - January 20, 1994

Research Fellowship Robert D. Fraser, M.D., F.R.C.S.
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, South Australia
February 1, 1993 - March 31, 1993

Residency/Internship Akron City Hospital
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Akron, Ohio

Medical School Oregon Health Sciences University
Portland, Oregon

Undergraduate Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, Washington
Cum Laude
B.S. Biology

High School Medford Senior High
Medford, Oregon
Oregon Scholar Award

Professional Experience

Private practice                     
Spine surgeon
Southern Oregon Orthopedics
Medford, Oregon

Chief of Surgery
Providence Medford Medical Center

Medical Director
Providence Spine Program
Medford, OR
2003 – present

Physician education committee
Society of Lateral Access Spine Surgery

Orthopedic Section Leader
Joint Medical Staff
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center &
Providence Hospital Medical Center
Medford, Oregon

Chief of Surgery 
Joint Medical Staff
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center &
Providence Hospital Medical Center
Medford, Oregon

Oregon Association of Orthopedists
Board of Directors 1999-2005

Clinical Advisor
Nuvasive, Inc.
2003 - present


American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery


Society of Lateral Access Spine Surgery
North American Spine Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 
Oregon Association of Orthopedists
Jackson County Medical Society


Spinous Process Osteotomies to Facilitate Lumbar Decompressive Surgery
Brad K. Weiner, M.D., Robert D. Fraser, M.D., Mark D. Peterson, M.D.
Spine, Vol. 24, No.1, 1999, pp62-69

Compensatory Spinopelvic Balance Over the Hip Axis and Better Reliability in Measuring Lordosis to the Pelvic Radius on Standing Lateral Radiographs of Adult Volunteers and Patients
Roger P. Jackson, M.D., Mark D. Peterson, M.D., Anne C. McMannus, R.N., and Chris Hales, CORT.
Spine, Vol. 23, No. 16, 1998. pp 1750-1767.

Instrumented Posterolateral Lumbar Fusions: Results and Comparisons with Anterior Interbody Fusion
Charles G. Greenough, M.D., Mark D. Peterson, M.D., Simon Hadlow, F.R.C.S., and Robert D. Fraser, M.D.
Spine, Vol. 23, No. 4, 1998, pp 479-486.

Acute Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis: The Value and Safety of Urgent Manipulative Reduction
Mark D. Peterson, M.D., Dennis S. Weiner, M.D., Neil E. Green, M.D., and Cooper L. Terry, M.D.
Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, Vol. 17, 1997, pp648-654.

The Effects of Operative Position on Lumbar Lordosis: A Radiographic Study of Patients Under Anesthesia 
in the Prone and 90-90 Positions
Mark D. Peterson, M.D., Lynn M. Nelson, M.D., Anne C. McMannus, R.N., and Roger P. Jackson, M.D.
Spine, Vol. 20, No. 12, 1995 pp 1419-1424.

Other Interests

Volunteer Work

Providence Community Foundation
Board Member
2006 - present

Finance committee member

Credentials committee member
Joint Medical Staff Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center &
Providence Hospital Medical Center
2001- 2003

Community Health Center
Spine clinic
Medford, Oregon
2002- 2005

Cub Scout & 4H Leadership
Medford, Oregon


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