Gail Peterson, M.D.

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiology
  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Valve Disorders


Gail Peterson, M.D., is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. A clinical cardiologist, she specializes in echocardiography and valvular heart disease. 

Dr. Peterson earned her medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed a residency in internal medicine at UT Southwestern, serving as Chief Resident, and then received advanced training in cardiology through a fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. 

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in cardiovascular disease, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2001. 

At UT Southwestern, Dr. Peterson serves on a number of committees and is Program Director of the Cardiology Fellowship Program and Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. 

She has delivered numerous presentations, published scores of original research articles, and contributed to several books, including Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine: Principles and Practice.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Duke University School of Medicine (1995-1998), Cardiology
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1992-1995), Internal Medicine
  • Internship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (1991-1992), Internal Medicine
  • Medical School - University of Michigan Medical School (1987-1991)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Honors & Awards
  • Phi Beta Kappa 1987
  • The Walter F. Floyd Endowed Fellowship in Cardiology 1997
Books & Publications
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Role of left ventricular mass in prognosis
  • Infectious endocarditis

Clinical Focus

  • General Cardiology
  • Heart Valve Disorders
  • Cardiac Imaging

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