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C. Matthew Peterson, M.D., is a Reproductive Endocrinologist in the University of Utah Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Peterson received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude from Brigham Young University in 1977 and his M.D. from the University of Utah in 1981. His residency training in obstetrics and gynecology was accomplished at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He stayed on as a faculty member for two years and then completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Miami in Florida. He joined the University of Utah in 1989 and serves as the John A. Dixon Presidential Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
His clinical research interests include genetic associations and current treatment options in polycystic ovarian syndrome, endometriosis and mullerian anomalies. He was the principal investigator for the NIH’s largest prospective evaluation of environmental chemical exposures and endometriosis, the ENDO study. In addition to the endocrine disruptors being identified, the ENDO study has also elucidated facts regarding the natural history, diagnosis and outcomes associated with endometriosis.
For over 20 years, Dr. Peterson has collaborated with researchers in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry in the development of novel drug delivery systems for the treatment of ovarian cancer. These activities are designed to improve the specificity of treatment and reduce nonspecific toxicity in order to increase response and survival in women facing this cancer. His expertise in these activities involves the design and testing of appropriate ovarian cancer models.
Clinically, Dr. Peterson has an active clinical practice in reproductive endocrinology and accepts new patients. He is the co-editor of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility: Integrating Modern Clinical and Laboratory Practice. As Practice Director of the in vitro fertilization program at the Utah Center for Reproductive Medicine, he is proud of the excellent patient satisfaction and success rates that significantly exceed national statistics.