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Scott Richard Petersen

Scott Richard Petersen, American surgeon, health facility administrator. Diplomate American Board Surgery. Recipient Roch award University Utah College Medical, 1974; grantee National Institutes of Health, 1994.


  • Petersen, Scott Richard was born on January 31, 1949 in Salt Lake City. Son of Thad Landeen and Bette Jane (Peck) Petersen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Medical Biology, University Utah, 1972. Doctor of Medicine, University Utah, 1974.


    • Intern University California, San Francisco, 1974-1975. Resident in surgery University Utah Affiliated Hospital, Salt Lake City, 1975-1979. National Institutes of Health fellow San Francisco General Hospital, 1977-1978.

      Assistant professor department surgery University Utah School Medical, Salt Lake City, 1980-1982. Assistant chief surgery Kaiser Foundation Hospital, Honolulu, 1982-1983. Director trauma John C. Lincoln Hospital, Phoenix, 1983-1991.

      Director trauma center St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, since 1991. Associate clinical professor surgery University Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, since 1986. Chairman, board directors Arizona Emergency Medical Systems, Phoenix, 1992-1997.

      Vice chairman state trauma advisory board Department Health Services Arizona, Phoenix, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Surgery.


    • Contributor over 50 articles to professional publications.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Treasurer, founding member United States Marshals Posse District Arizona, Phoenix, since 1989. Board directors White Mount Range Riders, Springerville, Arizona, 1985-1995. Fellow American College of Surgeons (Arizona state chairman 1995-1998, Resident's award 1978).

    Member American Association Surgery of Trauma, Phoenix Surgical Society (president 1995-1996), Western Trauma Association, Southwest Surgical Association.



    Sailing, horseback riding, skiing.


    • Married Cecile Norma Christensen, September 10, 1971 (divorced October 1981). Children: Lisa Ashley Nielsen, Scott Benjamin. Married Elizabeth Umphred, December 5, 1981.

      Children: Breck, Lee.
    • father: Thad Landeen Petersen
    • mother: Bette Jane (Peck) Petersen
    • spouses: Cecile Norma Christensen
    • Elizabeth Umphred
    • children: Lisa Ashley Nielsen Petersen
    • Scott Benjamin Petersen
    • Breck Petersen
    • Lee Petersen
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    Born January 31, 1949
    (age 68)