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 served as Assistant Residency Director from 2012-2018, and has served as Chair of the EM residency Clinical Competency Committee and Chair of the Residency Education Track. He served as Medical Student Clerkship Director from 2011-2018. He is a member of the School of Medicine Medical Education Committee, and has served as a Clinical Skills Scholar and Lead Mentor in the School of Medicine Learning Communities. Since 2014 he has served as Director of Medical Student Simulation. In 2018 he has appointed Assistant Dean for Students.


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

Selected Publications

Integration of Simulation throughout Medical Education to Support Effective Collaboration Within Interprofessional Teams. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) Across the Continuum. Peterson T, Peterson DT, Register SR, White ML. AAMC Annual Meeting, Seattle WA, October 2016.

Integration of Simulation Throughout Medical Education to Support Effective Collaboration within Interprofessional Teams. Peterson T, Peterson DT, Register S, White ML. American Association of Medical Colleges Annual Meeting Nov 2016

Introduction of a Novel “Gaming” Platform in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Curriculum to Enhance Learning. Sung V, Peterson T, Jain G, Contratto E, Massey S. Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting April 2017

Training in Emergency Obstetrics:A Needs Assessment of Emergency Medicine Program Directors. Robinson D, Edens MA, Kanter M, Anana M, Khandelwal S,Shah K, Peterson T. SAEM Scientific Assembly May 2017

Can Simulation Improve Airway Management by Emergency Medicine Trainees? Terndrup T, Panchal A, Murry B, Peterson T, Finnegan G. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare January 2018

The Impact of Emergency Department Educational Intervention Among Diabetics with Varying Literacy. Pensa L, Jones C, Chaudhary N, Peterson T. SAEM Scientific Assembly May 2018

The Impact of Telesimulation on Learner Satisfaction. Peterson T, Whitaker, B, Burk T, Schrandt E. International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare January 2019

Contratto E, Estrada CA, Peterson T. Assessing Quality of Preclinical Medical Student Written Communication Skills. Am J Med Sci. 2017;353:387-8. PMID: 28317627.

Robinson D, Anana M, Edens MA, Kanter M, Khandelwal S, Shah K, Peterson T. Training in Emergency Obstetrics: A Needs Assessment of U.S. Emergency Medicine Program Directors. West J Emergency Med. Dec 2017.

Ashish R. Panchal MD, PhD ,David P. Way MEd , Andrew M. King MD , Rachel Yudkowsky MD, MHPE , Thomas E. Terndrup MD , the Airway Mastery Collaborative (AMC). Performance Standards of Comprehensive Airway Management for Emergency Medicine Residents. AEM Education and Training January 2019

Watts P, Peterson T, Brown M, Peterson DT, White T, Epps C, White ML. Faculty Reflections on Effective Strategies Utilized to Implement Simulation-Enhanced IPE for Future Health Care Providers. Clinical Simulation in Nursing July 2020



Medical School
University of Alabama at Birmingham

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Emergency Medicine


Office Location
OHB 246B