Katherine Peters, MD, PhD FAAN

Department of Neurology Duke University School of Medicine Durham, NC Associate Professor of Neurosurgery Director of Supportive Care

Dr. Peters (Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Department of Neurology, Duke University School of Medicine, NC) is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties for neuro-oncology. She received both her PhD and MD from Stanford, and completed her Internship and Residency Fellowships (Cognitive Neuroscience) at Johns Hopkins University and Duke (Neuro-Oncology). She then joined the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke University School of Medicine (Director of Supportive Care) where she actively sees and cares for patients with primary brain tumors. She is engaged in clinical trials for the treatment of brain tumors, with a focus on the improvement of quality of life and cognition. Dr. Peters’ awards and honors include Women Leading in Neurology Fellow, Team Science Award AACR and Eun-Kyu Lee Award for Excellence in Teaching of Clinical Neurology, Neurology Department, Duke University.


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