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    Danna B Peterson MD, MHA

    TitleProfessor Emeritus
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentAnesthesiology
    AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    55 Lake Avenue North, S2-709
    Worcester MA 01655
    Phone508-856-3866
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      InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
      DepartmentPediatrics

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        Academic Background

        MB ChB University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1967
        MHA Clark University, Worcester, MA, 1999

        Postdoctoral Training

        Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1969-1970
        University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Residency in Anesthesiology, 1970-1972
        University of Washington, Seattle, WA, Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, 1972
        San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA, Fellowship in Critical Care
        Medicine, 1972-1973
        Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, 1973

        Photo: Danna Peterson, M.B., Ch.B.

        People here say I am a "lifer." I have been here forover thirtyyears and still find something new to do each year! When I came here in 1978 I became involved in medical student education and started the electives for the 3rd year and 4th year medical students. A year later I built up the residency program which I directed for 17 years.
        I hung up that hat eight years ago and found another one! I am currently involved in medical student administration as the Assistant Dean in the Office of Student Affairs/Minority Support. The other administrative activities that have been most important to me include the Affirmative Action Committee and the Admissions Committee for the medical school.

        I continue to be active in clinical anesthesia. I particularly enjoy pediatric anesthesia. After many years of doing trauma cases in the OR at the UMass University campus, I have a new perspective of anesthetic cases in Day Surgery at the Hahnemann campus. I enjoy the challenge of doing a variety of regional techniques, and teaching students and residents in a different environment.



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