John Peters

"I believe in helping patients return to an active life doing what they love by guiding them through a treatment that will aid them in pain or functional improvement."

John Peters

Spine Disorder Specialist

Dr. John 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 grandchildren, Dr. Peters returned to practice with Methodist Sports Medicine in 2016 after learning about exciting new advancements in treatment within the field.

Dr. 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.

From there, Dr. Peters 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 Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. This was followed by a fellowship in spinal surgery at Case Western Reserve.

He practiced for 20 years primarily on the southside of Indianapolis and became a frequent lecturer on spinal treatment. Dr. Peters’ 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.

Dr. Peters counts among his mentors some of the most renowned orthopedic surgeons in the country: Drs. Alfred Swanson, Geoff Wilber, Henry Bohlman, Ed Simmons, Charles Edwards, and Wade Rademacher.

He 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.

Areas of Focus

  • Pediatric & Adult Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Sports Fractures
  • Osteoporotic Spinal Fractures
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions

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Education

  • University of Indianapolis, BA
  • Indiana University School of Medicine, MD
  • Grand Rapids Orthopedic Surgery, Resident
  • Case Western Reserve, Spinal Surgery Fellowship

Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Publications

  • Frequent lecturer on spinal treatment
  • National and regional presenter on spinal care

Positions

  • Medtronic Spine, Memphis, Tennessee, Medical Director, 2008—2011
  • Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Resident Surgery Instructor
  • University of Indianapolis Football, College Athlete 
  • University of Indianapolis, Past Trustee
  • White River Rotary in Johnson County, Co-founder