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Daniel Peterson MD

Dr. Daniel Peterson MD

Austin, Texas


Specialty & Sub-specialties: Neurosurgery

About Dr. Daniel Peterson, MD

Dr. Daniel Peterson finished his residency at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1994 and has been in private practice in Austin since that time. He is board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Peterson has served as chief of staff at University Medical Center Brackenridge and is deeply involved in the quality improvement process. He has broad interests in neurosurgery including brain tumors, aneurysms, pituitary surgery, and degenerative disorders of the spine. He has recently completed an IDE Study with an artificial cervical disc. Dr. Peterson is trained in spinal cord stimulation.

Dr. Peterson has played an active role in neurological clinical research and has served as a clinical assistant professor at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. He currently holds the title of Adjunct Clinical Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas, Austin. His professional affiliations include the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons, and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

Years of Practice 21+

Languages English

Specialty Neurosurgery

Gender Male


Dr. Daniel Peterson's Specialities



Education & Experience

Medical School

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine


University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio for Neurological Surgery


University of Texas Health Science Center



Certificates and Licensure

Medical License

State of Texas Medical License


American Board of Neurological Surgery, American College of Surgeons

Surgeries Offered by Dr. Daniel Peterson

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Patient reviews for Dr. Daniel Peterson

I was a patient of Dr. Dan earlier this year (2019) when I got into a horrible accident and hurt my low back. I was unable to move my right foot and my pain was indescribable. I cannot thank Dr. Peterson or his PA Cameron enough for their help. Dr. Peterson was straightforward and clear with me about my surgery and Cameron went above and beyond to answer my myriad of questions. Also the front office...
Zack Chiles
After living 20 years with neck pain, I was at the end of the line... I went and saw Dr. Peterson and he saved my life. Sincerely. He’s the best... and I’ll always be grateful for what he’s done for me and the family.
ryan cochran
Dr. Peterson and his team made me feel so comfortable leading up to my surgery. He was respectful of my fear of surgery and went above and beyond to help me be comfortable with the decision to pursue surgery. We talked through alternatives, risks, and potential outcomes. I recommend him and his team with full confidence, based on my experience. I am glad I selected this team.
Mike Yager
I've known Dr. Peterson since 2007. He and I explored every other means of treatment *except* surgery, before he performed my first lumbar fusion in '08. He and his staff were wonderful. I was terrified then, as I was before my subsequent surgeries in '12 and '18. Dr. Peterson is very calm and reassuring, but at the same time, no BS. He doesn't sugar coat and he doesn't try to guess. I have tremendous peace of...
Laura Acklen

Accepting Urgent/Emergent cases only until state restrictions are lifted. Contact us to see if you qualify. Elective cases are postponed while we continue to qualify patients for surgery and fill our waiting list. Call for more info. 


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