Rebecca P. Petersen M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.S.

Rebecca P. Petersen M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.S.
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  • Esophageal and Gastric Cancer
  • Hernia
  • Surgery


Rebecca Petersen, M.D.,M.Sc., F.A.C.S., is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in advanced minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgery. She has been practicing at the UW Medicine Hernia Center since its inception and is the associate program director at Northwest Hospital for the General Surgery Residency Program.    

Dr. Peterson believes in establishing a partnership with her patients. She feels it is critical to listen to her patients' concerns and feelings and to incorporate the entire person into the decision-making process regarding surgery.
Dr. Petersen received her medical degree from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and her master’s of science degree in epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her main clinical interest is in the evaluation and management of complex abdominal wall hernias, in addition to inguinal, femoral, umbilical, sports and hiatal hernias.

Patient Care Philosophy

Research Interests


Institution Credential Year
UW - Dept. of Surgery Fellowship 2011
Oregon Health & Science University Medical education 2002
Harvard School of Public Health Master 2000
Duke University Medical Center Internship 2003
Duke University Medical Center Residency 2009
Duke University Medical Center Fellowship 2006

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Surgery General Surgery 2012