Dr. David B. Petersen
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus
Dr. Petersen was born and raised in Burley, Idaho. Dr. Petersen loved growing up in a small town as part of a large family. His wife, Julie, is a native of Salt Lake City. They are the parents of 4 children. He is fluent in Spanish.
Among Dr. Petersen’s honors and awards are the National Merit and Ezra Taft Benson scholarships at BYU, the Dr. William Ellis Award for Meritorious Research in Ophthalmology at Washington University, and the P.J. Leinfelder Award for Outstanding Research in Ophthalmology at the University of Iowa.
For over 10 years, Dr. Petersen has been an active investigator in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group (PEDIG), the premier research organization in the world for pediatric ophthalmology. He served as the Vice-Chair of the network from 2011 – 2012, and has participated in many clinical trials published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Petersen is a member of the Utah Ophthalmology Society, and has served as a board member as well as president in 2013. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Pediatric Eye Care | Adult Strabismus
Dr. Petersen is one of the few fellowship-trained Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus specialists in the state of Utah. He has extensive surgical experience in eye alignment correction on children and adults, averaging around 250 surgical cases a year since he joined the practice in 2003.
- Summa cum laude — Brigham Young University
- M.D. degree — Washington University in St. Louis (top five program in the nation)
- Ophthalmology residency — University of Iowa (top five program in the nation)
- Fellowship at the University of Iowa specializing in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus (eye misalignments and double vision).
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