Internal Medicine/Pulmonary/Critical Care


Michael W. Peterson, MD

Valley Medical Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Chief of Medicine, UCSF
Vice Chair of Medicine, UCSF




Medical School:

University of Minnesota



University of Wisconsin



University of Iowa


Board Certified:

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care Medicine


Awards and Recognition:

Phi Beta Kappa
Magna Cum Laude Graduate
American Lung Association Fellowship Grant Recipient
Election to Central Society for Clinical Research
Secretary, ATS Council of Chapter Representative
Dr. William and Sondra Myers Family Professorship
Election to Who's Who in Medicine
University of Iowa Presidential Award for Technology Innovation
University of Iowa College of Medicine Collegiate Teaching Award
Selection as one of America's Best Doctors
Election to the Haile T. Debas UCSF Academy of Medical Educators

ATS Presidential Commendation
UCSF Fresno Teacher of the Year Award




(Selected since 2000)


1. Peterson, M.W. Continuing Medical Education over the Internet: State of the Art. J. Cont. Ed. Health. Prof. 19:242-249, 2000.

2. Thomas, K., Dayton, C. and Peterson, M.W. Using Clinical Decision Support Systems Over the Internet. J. Med. Internet Res. 1(2):el, 1999.

3. Dayton, C.S., Ferguson, J.S., Hornick, D.B., and Peterson, M.W.: Evaluation of an Internet-based Support System for Applying the ATS/CDC Guidelines for Tuberculosis Preventative Therapy. Medical Decision Making. 20:1-6, 2000.

4. Monick, M.M., Carter, A.B., Flaherty, D.W., Peterson, M.W. and Hunninghake, G.W.: PKC  plays a central role in activation of the p42/44 MAP kinase by endotoxin in alveolar macrophages. J. Immunol. 165:4632-4639, 2000.

5. Peterson, M.W., Strommer-Pace, L. and Dayton, C. Asthma Patient Education: Current Utilization in Pulmonary Training Programs. J. Asthma. 38:261-267, 2001.

6. Flaherty, D.M., Monick, M.M., Carter, A.B., Peterson, M. W. and Hunninghake, G.W. GM-CSF Increases AP-1 DNA-Binding and REF-1 Amounts in Human Alveolar Macrophages Am. J. Respir. Cell. Mol. Biol. 25: 254-259, 2001.

7. Monick, M.D., Carter, A.B., Robeff, P.K., Flaherty, D.M., Peterson, M.W. and Hunninghake, G.W. Lipopolysaccharide activates Akt in human alveolar macrophages resulting in nuclear accumulation and transcriptional activity of -catenin. J. Immunol. 166:4713-4720, 2001.

8. Ferguson, K.J., Kreiter, C.D., Peterson, M.W., Rowat, J.,A., Elliott, S.T. Is that you final answer? Relationship of changed answers to overall performance on a computer-based medical school course examination. Teaching and Learning in Medicine 14:20-23, 2002.

9. Croft, D.R. and Peterson, M.W. An Evaluation of the Quality and Contents of Asthma Education on the World Wide Web. Chest. 121:1301-1307, 2002

10. Monick, M.M., Mallampalli, R.K., Carter, A.B., Flaherty, D., McCoy, D., Robeff, P., Peterson, M.W., and Hunninghake, G.W.: Ceramide regulates LPS-induced phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and AKT activity in human alveolar macrophages. J. Immunol. 167:5977-5985, 2002.

11. Croft, D.R., Trapp J., Kernstine, K., Kirchner, P., Mullan, B., Galvin, J., Peterson, M.W., Gross, T., McLennan, G. and Kern, J.A. FDG-PET Imaging and the Diagnosis of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer in a Region of High Histoplasmosis Prevalency. Lung Cancer 36:297-301,2002

12. Flaherty, D.M., Monick, M.M., Carter, A.B., Peterson, M.W., and Hunninghake, G.W.: Oxidant mediated increases in Redox Factor-1 nuclear protein and Activator Protein-1 DNA binding in asbestos-treated macrophages. J. Immunol. 168:5675-5681, 2002.

13. Flanagan, J.R., Peterson, M.W., Dayton, C., Walker, K., Strommer-Pace, L., Plank, A., Carlson, W.S. Email recruitment to use the web decision support tools for pneumonia. Proc. Am. Med. Inform. Assoc. 255-259, 2002.

14. Monick, M.M., Robeff, P.K., Butler, N.S., Flaherty, D.M., Carter, A.B., Peterson, M.W., and Hunninghake, G.W.: Phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase activity negatively regulates stability of cyclooxygenase 2 mRNA. J. Biol. Chem.,277(36):32992-3000, 2002.

15. Kreiter, C., Ferguson, K., Elliott, S. and Peterson, M.W. The Results of Testing on Separate Days in a Medical School Course. Med. Ed. 37:202-204, 2003.

16. Peterson, M.W. and Fretz, P. Patient utilization of information resources in a lung cancer clinic. Chest, 123(2): 452-7, 2003.

17. Peterson, M.W. Accessing the tools for improved asthma management. Am. J. Med. 114:415-6, 2003.

18. Peterson, M.W. Caught in the Web?: The Prospects of Online Health Information for Patients. Chest 124: 2032-2033, 2003.

19. D'Alessandro DM, Kreiter C, Peterson MW. An evaluation of information seeking behaviors of general pediatricians. Pediatrics 113(1): 64-69, 2004.

20. Peterson, M.W., Ferguson, K., Kreiter, C., and Elliot, S. Computer-based testing: initial report of extensive use in a medical school curriculum. Teach. Learn Med. 16(1):51-9, 2004.

21. Peterson, M.W., Rowat, J., Kreiter, C., Mandel, J. Medical students' use of information resources: Is the digital age dawning? Acad. Med. 79(1): 89-95, 2004.

22. D'Alessandro D.M., Kreiter C.D., Peterson M.W., Kingsley P., Johnson-West J. An Analysis of Patient Care Question of Pediatricians at an Academic Medical Center. Amb Pediatrics. Jan-Feb;4(1):18-23, 2004.

23. D'Alessandro DM, Kreiter CD, Kinzer SL, Peterson, MW. A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Information Prescription for Pediatric Patient Education Information on the Internet. Arch Peds. 158(9): 857-62, 2004.

24.Peterson, M.W. and Hornick, D.B. Community-acquired pneumonia guidelines: peering back through the looking glass...clearly? Am. J. Med. 117(10): 799-800, 2004.

25. Jain, V., Evans, T., and Peterson, M.W. Reactivation Histoplasmosis after treatment with anti-tumor necrosis  in a patient from a nonendemic area. Respiratory Medicine 100:1291-1293, 2006.

26. Alamgir, S., Volkova, N.B., Peterson M.W. Prognostic Value of Low Blood Glucose at the Presentation of E. coli Bacteremia. Am. J. Med. 119(11):952-7, 2006.

27.Wheeler, A.P., Wiedemann, H.P., Bernard, G.R., Thompson, T., deBoisblanc, B., A F Connors, A.F., Hite, D., Schoenfeld, D. Harabin, A. and the ARDS Network. The fluid and catheter treatment trial (FACTT): pulmonary artery catheter versus central venous catheter guided treatment of acute lung injury. New Engl. J. Med. 354(21): 2213-24, 2006.

28. Wiedemann, H.P., Wheeler, A.P., Bernard, G.R., Thompson, B.T., deBoisblanc, B., Connors, A.F., Hite, R.D., Hayden, D., Harabin, A.D. and ARDS Network. Comparison of Two Fluid Management Strategies in Acute Lung Injury: The Fluid and Catheter Treatment Trial (FACTT) The NIH NHLBI ARDS Network. New Engl. J. Med. 354:2564-75, 2006.

29. Boehringer, P.A., Rylander, J., Dizon, D.T., and Peterson, M.W. Improving the quality of the order-writing process for inpatient orders in a teaching hospital. Quality Management in Healthcare 3:215-8, 2007.

30. Volkova, N., Fletcher, C., Tevendale, R., Munyaradzi, S.M., Elliot, S. and Peterson, M.W. Impact of a Multidisciplinary Approach to Guideline Implementation in Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Am J. Medical Quality 23(1):47-55, 2008.

31. Liu, K.D., Levitt, J., Zhuo, H., Kallet, R.H., Brady, S., Steingrub, J., Tidswell, M., Siegel, M., Soto, G., Peterson, M.W., Chesnutt, M., Weinacker, A., Thompson, B.T., Eisner, M.D., and Matthay, M.A. Randomized Clinical Trial of Activated Protein C for the Treatment of Acute Lung. Am J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 178:618-623, 2008.

32. Volkova, N.B., Kodani A., Hilario, D., Munyaradzi, S.M., and Peterson, M.W. Spirometry utilization after hospitalization in patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) exacerbations. Am. J. Medical Quality 24(1):61-6, 2009.

33. Sheikh M.Y., Javed U., Singh J., Choudhury J., Deen O., Dhah K., Peterson M.W. Bedside sublingual video imaging of microcirculation in assessing bacterial infection in cirrhosis. Dig Dis Sci. Dec;54(12):2706-11, 2009.

34. Liu, K.D., Thompson, B.T., Ancukiewicz, M., Steingrub, J.S., Douglas, I.S., Matthay, M.A., Wright, P., Peterson, M.W., Rock, P., Hyzy, R.C., Anzueto, A., and Truwit, J.D. Acute Kidney Injury in Patients with Acute Lung Injury: Impact of Fluid Accumulation on Classification of Acute Kidney Injury and Associated Outcomes. Critical Care Medicine (In Press).

35. Reagle, G.Z., Tringali, S., Busa, S., Gill, N., Hamidjaja, L., Peterson, M.W.  Outcomes after Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiograms Performed in a Community-Based Academic Hospital (submitted)

36. Agrawal, A., Zhuo, H., Brady, S., Levitt, J., Steingrub, J., Siegel, M.D., Soto, G., Peterson, M.W., Chesnutt, M.S., Matthay, M.A., and Liu, K.D.  Predictive value of biomarkers in a randomized clinical trial of activated protein C for the treatment of acute lung injury in a non-septic population (Submitted)