Scott Petersen, MD, FACOG, is board-certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and is an Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. He graduated from the University of Oregon, where he earned a B.S. in Biology (Summa Cum Laude), and attended medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. He completed residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship training at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Petersen is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, is on the Board of Directors for the Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), and is an education committee member for the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). He is currently an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and recently completed his tenure as the residency program director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, MD. He served 24 years in the Army Medical Corps and received multiple awards to include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the “A” designator for academic achievement and was inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit.
Dr. Petersen is a technical advisor to the Survive and Thrive program advancing global health initiatives and education and serves on the Global Operations Advisory Group for ACOG as well as the Global Health Committee for SMFM. He serves as a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals including, Obstetrics & Gynecology (Editorial Board member), Transfusion, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Journal of Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. He recently served out his term as the Armed Forces District (AFD) Army section chair, has been named the AFD mentor of the year, and is the AFD Champion for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum disorders for ACOG. His research interests include prenatal diagnosis, novel fetal therapies, medical student and resident education, and global health.