Dr. Petersen was born and raised in southern Idaho. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Eastern Oregon University. She completed her medical degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. She completed her residency at the University of Washington and an AUPO fellowship in glaucoma at the prestigious Stein Eye Institute at the University of California Los Angeles.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Eastern Oregon University, 2008
Medical School: MD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, 2014
Internship: Transitional Internship, Gundersen Health System, 2015
Residency: Ophthalmology, University of Washington, 2018
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles/Stein Eye Institute, 2019
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology (applied)
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)


Academic Interests

Clinical Interests

Glaucoma, cataract surgery




Awards & Honors 

2011    Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012 Best Doctors in Seattle, Seattle Magazine

2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Best Doctors in America

2003 Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology

2001 Attending of the Year Award, for resident teaching, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Washington

Primary Clinical Office

Eye Institute at Harborview

Harborview Medical Center
908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA
Clinic Phone: 206-744-2020
Clinic Fax: 206-897-4320

Mailing Address:
Box 359608
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104
Academic Phone: 206-543-7250