As a Dermatologist, Dr. Nathan Peterson specializes in diseases and care of the skin. He has brought an extraordinary level of background and experience to Arizona Desert Dermatology. Dr. Peterson received an Osteopathic Medical Degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005 and began his post-doctorate training at the Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton’s Marine Corps Base. He was then selected to train as a Naval Flight Surgeon and subsequently chosen to serve at the United States Naval Academy. While at the Naval Academy he was an FAA aeromedical examiner and also served as a member of a selection committee recommending USNA students for medical school. This led him to develop a new class at the Naval Academy in which he instructed pre-med students in preparation for medical school.
After serving in the military and while applying for a dermatology residency program, Dr. Peterson worked for Arizona Desert Dermatology from 2010 to 2012. He left for three years to complete his residency in Dermatology through Aspen Dermatology. During his training he has co-authored three chapters in a dermatology textbook and has been published in nationally recognized dermatology journals. Dr. Peterson’s three year dermatology residency also included extensive training in Mohs Surgery which is a specialized, highly effective technique for the removal of skin cancer.
After completing his residency in July 2015, Dr. Peterson returned to Arizona Desert Dermatology and currently leads a team of healthcare professionals treating skin damage from the effects of the Arizona sun including pre-cancers, skin cancers, and other diseases of the skin. He continues to enjoy teaching and being involved in residency training here at Arizona Desert Dermatology.
Dr. Peterson and his wife Sara make their home in Kingman Arizona. When not providing patient care the Peterson’s enjoy many outdoor activities including running, hiking, fishing, hunting and numerous other sports. Dr. Peterson also volunteers time with his local church and the Boy Scouts of America. He continues to keep busy raising 6 young boys and the most recent addition to the family, their daughter Carly.