Danna Peterson, M.B., Ch.B.
Academic Role: Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs/Minority Support
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People here say I am a "lifer." I have been here for over thirty years 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.
[After 33 years of service to the Department of Anesthesiology at UMass, Dr. Peterson retired in 2011.]
MB ChB University of Edinburgh Medical School, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1967
MHA Clark University, Worcester, MA, 1999
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
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, Fellowship in Pediatric Anesthesiology, 1973