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Gastroenterology

Kathryn Peterson

MD

Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, and Co-Director of the Eosinophil Gastrointestinal Disease Clinic | University of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States

Kathryn Peterson

Biography

Kathryn Peterson, MD, is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Utah (UT) in Salt Lake City, as well as Co-Director of the university’s Eosinophil Gastrointestinal Disease Clinic. Dr. Peterson obtained her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. She then completed an internship in internal medicine, as well as a residency in internal medicine, at the UT School of Medicine in Salt Lake City, where she later completed a fellowship in gastroenterology. Dr. Peterson has devoted her research efforts to improving the diagnosis and therapies of patients suffering from eosinophilic diseases. Her current focus is on minimally invasive methods to predict, diagnose, and treat eosinophilic diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. 

Dr. Peterson is the site principal investigator at UT for the Consortium of Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Disease Researchers, a national collaborative effort funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve the lives of patients with eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases. She has received funding for her work on eosinophilic esophagitis from the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the Gastroenterological Association, the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the NIH. 

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