About Michael Petersen

Michael Petersen, M.D., is a transformative physician executive who focuses on helping clients solve complex problems such as social determinants of health (SDOH) and the opioid epidemic through data and analytics. He serves as an innovation lead and is working to develop a solution to help health and government organizations measure, manage and mitigate the opioid epidemic in the United States. Dr. Petersen specializes in healthcare innovation, clinical and business operations, process optimization, health management, wellness and prevention, care value, and healthcare technologies, such as clinical analytics, electronic health records and health information systems.

As a seasoned physician executive, he has more than 15 years of clinical experience as an emergency medicine pediatrician at SSM Health System, St. Luke’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peter's Hospital, where he spent five years as the chief of pediatrics. He developed his proven leadership skills while serving in the United States Army.

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