Katherine B. Peters, MD, PhD Katherine B. Peters, MD, PhD

Katherine B. Peters, MD, PhD

Neuro-oncologist

4.8 out of 5  (403 ratings, 94 reviews)
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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am a neurologist and cancer doctor who treats brain tumors and researches ways to improve quality of life for brain tumor patients. As a college student, I thought I was going to be a scientist, but fell in love with studying the brain and its inner workings. I enjoy being at Duke, because I work with some of the top clinicians and researchers in the field, and a generous and warm-hearted staff that helps patients and their loved ones through treatment. It is hard to pick one thing I enjoy about my job. I enjoy seeing patients and their loved ones, being at the cutting edge of research and teaching the next generation of doctors. I think it is the chance to do so many different things that makes my job special. Outside of work, I enjoy shopping at farmer’s markets, cooking and exercising. I also collect Swatch watches—I have over 400!

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (California), 2003
RESIDENCY
Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (Maryland), 2003-2004
Neurology, Johns Hopkins Medical Center (Maryland), 2004-2007
FELLOWSHIP
Cognitive Neurosciences, Johns Hopkins Medical Center (Maryland), 2007-2008
Neuro-Oncology, Duke University School of Medicine, 2008-2009
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Psychiatry/Neurology, Neurology
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

My area of research includes studying and developing treatments for brain tumors and how to improve a patient’s quality of life during and after treatment. Treatment of brain cancer can lead to difficulties with memory, difficulties with thinking, seizures, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. I help design clinical trials that are aimed at preventing and treating memory and thinking problems, seizures, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.

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4.8 out of 5 (403 ratings, 94 reviews)
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Industry Relationships and Collaborations
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