Alan C. Peterson, MD

Alan C. Peterson, MD

Alan C. Peterson, MD - CMHAlan C. Peterson, MD, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon with Lutheran Medical Group, sees patients as part of CMH's Specialty Clinics.

Dr. Peterson assisted in the development of northeastern Indiana's cardiac surgery and transplant programs. Prior to that, he served as assistant professor of thoracic surgery at the University of Michigan Medical Center and as chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the Ann Arbor Veterans' Administration Medical Center. He also served as the senior registrar in cardiothoracic surgery at Great Ormand Street Hospital for Sick Children in London.

In 1986, Dr. Peterson was one of 15 investigators worldwide in the experimental Jarvik-7 artificial heart program, and he was on the team that implanted northern Indiana's first artificial heart in 1987. Today, he serves as the principal physician consultant for the artificial heart program at Lutheran Hospital.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Peterson, please call 260-436-2424 and ask to be scheduled in the Hicksville Clinic.


Cardiovascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery


Undergraduate: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Medical School: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan (General and Thoracic Surgery)

Professional Memberships

American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Diplomate
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
John Alexander Society, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Indiana Thoracic Society
Indiana State Medical Association
Fort Wayne Medical Society

Dr. Peterson is a member of the Lutheran Hospital advisory board, and he is a director of the August Tomusk Foundation. He is a past member of the Lutheran Hospital medical executive committee and the Lutheran Foundation and the Fort Wayne Medical Society boards of directors. 

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