Dr. Peterson also finished his residency at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1994. He has been in private practice in Austin since that time, and is Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Peterson is the Chief of Staff at Brackenridge Hospital and is deeply involved in the quality improvement process. He has broad interests in neurosurgery including brain tumors, aneurysms, pituitary surgery, and degenerative disorders of the spine. He is one of few regional surgeons trained in placement of the recently released Lumbar Artificial Disc, and is preparing to undertake an IDE Study with an Artificial Cervical Disc.