Bret Thomas PetersenMD, FASGE
Dr. Petersen is a staff consultant and Professor of Medicine in the division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. As a native of Minnesota, he received his undergraduate degree from St. Olaf College and his MD from Mayo Medical School. He completed Internal Medicine training at Georgetown University Hospitals in Washington, D.C. then served two years in the public health service as a staff physician at the State Prison of Southern Michigan. He completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1989, following which he joined the staff of the Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Petersen practices in the Mayo Pancreas Clinic and the Advanced Endoscopy Interest Groups. His professional interests include pancreatic diseases, performance, and outcomes of ERCP and delivery of endoscopic services. Dr. Petersen has served numerous roles within the division of Gastroenterology, including Director of Endoscopy and Vice Chair of the Division from 1998-2005. He has also served on the institution-wide Clinical Practice Committee, the Foundation-wide purchasing committee for Gastroenterology devices and capital equipment, the Mayo Rochester Equipment Committee and the Accreditation Committee, for which he was Vice Chair for two years. He has received the Mayo Award for Excellence, GI Fellows Award for Outstanding Teacher, and Department of Medicine Laureate Award (GI).