PetersonAssociate Professor
Assistant Dean for Students, UAB School of Medicine
Director of Medical Student Simulation, School of Medicine

Research and Clinical Interests
Medical Education, Simulation, and Airway Management


Todd Peterson MD is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in 2006. After completing an internship in internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond Virginia, he completed an Emergency Medicine Residency at UAB in 2010, where he was a Chief Resident. After residency he joined the core educational faculty at UAB. He has since completed the ACEP Teaching fellowship and multiple courses in medical simulation.

As a faculty member he has focused on medical education. He has been an Assistant Residency Director since 2012 and has served as Chair of the residency Clinical Competency Committee and Chair of the Residency Education Track. He has served as Medical Student Clerkship Director since 2011. He is a member of the School of Medicine Medical Education Committee, and has served in several roles within the school of medicine. He is currently the Director of Medical Student Simulation and has served as a Clinical Skills Scholar and Lead Mentor in the School of Medicine Learning Communities.


American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM, Diplomate) - 2007

Selected Publications

Simulated Repair of Dental Fractures in the Emergency Department Lokey B, Edwards A, Rogers J, Peterson T. Southeastern ACEP June 2012.

Utilizing a Web 2.0 Turn key Solutions to Enhance Emergency Medicine Resident and Student Education. Booth J, Galbraith J, Peterson T. University of Alabama Scholars Institute May 2013.

Teaching Medical Students Oral Presentations Unique to Emergency Medicine. Daugird S, Peterson T. Southeastern ACEP June 2013.

Do Alabama or Auburn games have a bigger impact on Emergency Department Volume? Peterson T, Brown J, Donnely J, White A. Southeastern ACEP June 2013.

The Reading Room: Teaching Emergency Medicine Residents Radiology with an Online Multimedia Database. Peterson T. ACEP Scientific Assembly October 2014.

Are the Medical Student Emergency Medicine Milestones Being Taught and Assessed in Clerkships? House J, Dubosh N, Peterson T, House J, Dubosh N, Washington A, Kman N, Way D, Santen S, Khandelwal S. CORD Scientific Assembly March 2015.

A Novel Curriculum to use Pre-Clinical Medical Students as Health Educators in an Emergency Department Setting. Smith W, Riley W, Khoury C, Peterson T. UAB RIME Symposium October 2015.

The Creation of a Simulation Teaching Associate Program. Peterson T, Watts P, Peterson D, White ML. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare January 2016.



Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Emergency Medicine


Office Location
OHB 246B