Internal Medicine/Pulmonary/Critical Care


Michael W. Peterson, MD

Valley Medical Foundation Endowed Professor of Medicine, UCSF
Chief of Medicine, UCSF Fresno MEP
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
MKSAP XV, XVI, XVII reviewer
Up To Date Peer Reviewer




(Selected since 2002)


1. 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.


2. 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


3. 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.


4. 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


5. 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.


6. 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.


7. 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.


8. 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.


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


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


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


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


13. 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.


14. 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.


15. 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.


16. 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.


17. 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.


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


19. 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.


20. 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.


21. 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.


22. 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.


23. 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.


24. 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 Injury. Am J. Resp. Crit. Care Med. 178:618-623, 2008.


25. 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.


26. 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.


27. 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 Dec; 39(12):2665-2671, 2011.


28. Shah PL, Slebos DJ, Cardoso PF, Cetti E, Voelker K, Levine B, Russell ME, Goldin J, Brown M, Cooper JD, Sybrecht GW; EASE trial study group.  Bronchoscopic lung-volume reduction with Exhale airway stents for emphysema (EASE trial): randomised, sham-controlled, multicentre trial.  Lancet 2011 Sep 10;378(9795):997-1005.


29. Rice TW, Wheeler AP, Thompson BT, deBoisblanc BP, Steingrub J, Rock P; NHLBI ARDS Clinical Trials Network.  Enteral omega-3 fatty acid, gamma-linoleic acid, and antioxidant supplementation in acute lung injury.  JAMA . 2011 Oct 12;306(14):1574-81


30. NHLBI ARDS Clinical Trials Network.  Randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of an aerosolized β2-agonist for treatment of acute lung injury.  Am. J. Resp. Crit Care Med 2011 184:561-568.


31. NHLBI ARDS Clinical Trials Network.  Randomized trial of initial trophic vs. full enteral feeding in patients with acute lung injury (ALI) (EDEN) JAMA 2012 Feb 22;307(8):795-803


32. Reagle Z.G., Peterson M.W., Mills P. Recent Vitamin and Sepsis.  Minerva Anestesiol . 2012 Apr;78(4):511


32. Reagle, G.Z., Tringali, S., Gill, N., Peterson, M.W.  Outcomes after Computed Tomography Pulmonary Angiograms Performed in a Community-Based Academic Hospital.  Journal of Community Hospitals Internal Medicine Perspectives 2012 2(2) (


34. 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 Am J. Physiol.: Lung 2012; 303(8):L634-9.


35. Bhatt, S.P., Peterson, M.W., Wilson, J.S., and Durairaj, L.  Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation in subjects with stable COPD: A randomized trial.  Int J COPD 8:581-589.


36. Needham DM, Dinglas VD, Bienvenu OJ, Colantuoni E, Wozniak AW, Rice TW, Hopkins RO; NIH NHLBI ARDS Network.  One year outcomes in patients with acute lung injury randomised to initial trophic or full enteral feeding: prospective follow-up of EDEN randomised trial. BMJ . 2013 Mar 19;346:f1532.


37. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute ARDS Clinical Trials Network.  A Randomized Trial of Rosuvastatin for Sepsis-Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  NEJM (In Press)


38. Nicola, C., Rashidian, A., Mills, P, and Peterson, M.W.  Utility of laboratory studies in diagnosing lung nodules due to Coccidioidomycosis in an Endemic area.  (Submitted)


39. Johnson, L., Gaab, E.M., Sanchez, J., Hoyer, K., Peterson, M.W., Ojcius, D.M.  Danger lurking in a dust cloud: Valley Fever.  Microbes and Infection (Submitted)


40. Anderson, W.G., Cimino, J.W., Ernecoff, N.C., Ungar, A., Shotsberger, K.J., Pollice, L.A., Buddadhumaruk, P., Carson, S.S., Curtis, J.R.,Hough, C.L.,Lo, B., Matthay, M.A., Peterson, M.W., Steingrub, J.S., White, D.B.  Communicating with Surrogates about Prognosis in ICUs: A Multicenter Study of Key Stakeholders’ Perspectives (Submitted)


41. Thompson, G.R. III, Stevens, D.A., Clemons, K.V., Fierer, J., Johnson, R.H., Sykes, J.,  Pappagianis, D., Rutherford, G., Peterson, M.W., Taylor, J.W., Chaturvedi, V.  Call for a California Coccidioidomycosis Consortium to Face the Top Ten Challenges Posed by a Recalcitrant Regional Disease  (Submitted)