Dr. Kurt Peterson, D.O., FACOOG, joined the Advanced Fertility Care team in January 2023 and practices at the Glendale and Scottsdale locations. He chose to pursue medicine due to his passion for helping others and his desire to serve others in a unique and fulfilling way. He was attracted to the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility because of the hope it offers to families struggling with infertility. He is dedicated to providing the best care for his patients and helping them achieve their dreams of starting a family.
“Recognizing the emotional and complex journey patients undergo, I apply both a direct and compassionate approach to patient care. I aim to provide straightforward and truthful information to allow patients to make informed choices, all while offering empathy and highlighting the hope offered by the diverse treatment options available. Together, my patients and I find the best path for their unique journey.”
Dr. Peterson obtained his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and his medical degree from the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH, and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Cincinnati.
He is board-certified by AOBOG and FACOOG in OB/GYN and REI, respectively. He is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) since 2016 and is also a member of other professional organizations such as the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG), and American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
Throughout his career, Dr. Peterson has completed several research projects in the field of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. His research interests include PCOS and genetics as well as the natural history of endometriosis, among others. He has received several awards and honors for his research, including the Chairperson’s Research Award from the University of Cincinnati's OB/GYN department and a sizeable Research Grant from Ferring Pharmaceuticals for his work on an endometriosis mouse model.
Dr. Peterson’s vast expertise covering a range including fibroids, minimally invasive surgery, PCOS, endometriosis, social egg freezing, oncofertility preservation, third-party fertility treatment, male infertility, and LGBTQIA family-building, aids in his ability to provide personalized care and identify the best paths forward for his patients’ individual situations.
When not providing expert care to his patients, you can find Dr. Peterson enjoying outdoor activities, including cycling, hiking, dirt bike riding, water skiing, and snow skiing. Or sometimes also in the house working on improvement projects, automotive repair, playing the guitar, and spending quality time with his family.