Dr. Peters has dedicated nearly his entire medical career to treating patients with disorders of the spine. After retiring in 2011 to enjoy time with his eight grandchildren, and excited about the advancements in treatment within the field, he returned to practice with Methodist Sports Medicine in 2016.
Peters grew up in Brookville, Indiana, playing and loving sports. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Indianapolis while playing as a four-year starter on the football team. He earned his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine, serving his internship at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and his residency at Grand Rapids Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program. This was followed by a fellowship in spinal surgery at Case Western Reserve.
He practiced for 20 years primarily on the south side of Indianapolis, and became a frequent lecturer on spinal treatment. His patients included the very young with scoliosis, deformities, and stress fractures of the spine as well as the elderly with degenerative conditions of the neck and back, tumors and fractures. From 2008 to 2011 he served as medical director for Medtronic Spine in Memphis, Tenn., interacting with surgeons and medical centers all over the world to bring groundbreaking technology to producing bony fusion in the spine.
Peters counts among his mentors some of the most renowned orthopaedic surgeons in the country: Drs. Alfred Swanson, Geoff Wilber, Henry Bohlman, Ed Simmons, Charles Edwards and Wade Rademacher.
Peters and his wife, Sally, live in rural Johnson County and enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, traveling, golfing, reading and attending the cinema. He is active within his church and the greater community.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Academic All-American in Football
Resident Instructor in Surgery, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
National and regional presenter on spinal care
Past Trustee, University of Indianapolis
Co-founder, White River Rotary in Johnson County