Scott M Petersen


Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Residency Program Director
Location: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Global Health
Prenatal Diagnosis
Office Phone



1990-1994 University of Oregon B.S. in Biology
Eugene, Oregon (Summa Cum Laude)

1994-1998 Uniformed Services University M.D.
of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland

Postdoctoral Education:

1998-1999 Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Internship- Ob/Gyn

1999-2002 Tripler Army Medical Center
Honolulu, Hawaii
Residency- Ob/Gyn

Postdoctoral Education, (continued):

2003-2006 Fellow, Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Military Education:

1995 Officer Basic Course

2009 Captain’s Career Course

2011 Intermediate Level Education (Command General and Staff College), in residence


Scott M. Petersen, MD, is Associate Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. He has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Oregon and attended medical school at USUHS. He completed residency training at Tripler Army Medical Center and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. He is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), and a Regular member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM). He is currently an oral examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is currently the residency program director at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center at the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, MD. He is a technical advisor to the Survive and Thrive program advancing global health initiatives and education. He serves as a reviewer for peer-reviewed journals including, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Transfusion, BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Journal of Reproductive Immunology, Journal of Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, and the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. His research interests include prenatal diagnosis, novel fetal therapies, medical student and resident education, and global health.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

2014-present Residency Program Director

2013-2014 Assistant Deputy for Education, Training, and Research

2012-2013 Elected President of the Medical Staff

2011-2013 Intern Director, Army

2009-2013 Chief, Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Autry AM, Petersen SM. What Is New in Global Women's Health? (Part 2): Best Articles From the Past Year. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Feb;129(2):377-379. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001870.

Autry AM, Petersen SM. What Is New in Global Women's Health? (Part 1): Best Articles From the Past Year. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jan;129(1):197-199. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001821.

Echague C, Petersen SM. Double Aneuploidy Detected by Cell-Free DNA Testing and Confirmed by Fetal Tissue Analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jun;127(6):1064-6. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001390.

Petersen S, Hansel D, Henderson J, Hutchins G, Hueppchen N, Blakemore K, Milio L. 3D Assisted Prenatal Sonographic Diagnosis of Dicephalic Conjoined Twins and Subsequent Planned Vaginal Delivery. Case Reports in Women's Health 28 March 2014 (DOI: 10.1016/j.crwh.2014.03.001)

Novak CM, Patel SV, Baschat AA, Hickey KW, Petersen SM. Maternal Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Complicating Umbilical Cord Occlusion For Twin Reversed Arterial Perfusion Sequence. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Aug;122(2 Pt 2):498-500. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318295c8b9.

Baker T, Sturm E, Turner C, Petersen SM. Diagnosis of Bardet-Biedl Syndrome in consecutive pregnancies affected with echogenic kidneys and polydactyly in a Consanguineous Couple. Case Rep Genet. 2013;2013:159143. doi: 10.1155/2013/159143. Epub 2013 Mar 4.

Petersen SM, Gendelman M, Murphy K, Bird C, Hummel D, Torbenson M, Stetten G, Jones R, Blakemore K. In utero hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in canines: exploring the gestational window of opportunity to maximize engraftment. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2013;33(2):116-21. doi: 10.1159/000346211. Epub 2013 Jan 19.