William Peterson, M.D.

Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. William Peterson Specializes In:

Athletic & Sport Injuries, Shoulder & Knee Replacement, Shoulder & Knee Trauma

Oly Ortho Location: Eastside Clinic

About Dr. Peterson:

  • Bachelor of Science in Medicine: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
  • Doctor of Medicine: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • General Surgery Internship: Washington University Medical Center/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Washington University Medical Center/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: The Hughston Clinic, Columbus, GA

Dr. Peterson grew up in the Chicago suburbs and went to Northwestern University in Chicago for undergraduate and Medical School (Honors program, graduating with distinction). He did his orthopedic surgery residency in St Louis at Washington University-Barnes Hospital and then a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hughston Clinic in Columbus Georgia. Because of his love for the outdoors, he moved to Olympia in 1990 first joining the Memorial Clinic and then became a member of Olympia Orthopaedic Associates (Oly Ortho) in 2000. 

Dr. Peterson has always been interested in Sports Medicine. Since 1990 he has volunteered to provide valuable services at most of our local high schools including sideline & training room medical coverage for football, basketball games, and wrestling tournaments. He worked with coaches and trainers regarding management of sports injuries, including concussion training and leads the Oly Ortho sports medicine team physicians to continue providing care and sports physicals to our school athletes. Additionally, Dr. Peterson has volunteered and provided medical coverage for the Black Hills Triathlon dating to its days at Millersylvania Park, the Capital City Marathon including recently being part of the bike mobile medical team, and the Capital City Bike Racing Team both as a volunteer and a racer (cyclocross) for the past 10 years.

Dr. Peterson’s practice previously specialized in Athletic & Sport Injuries, but currently focuses on management of shoulder injuries at the Oly Ortho Eastside Clinic. As an orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peterson has always been involved with administrative responsibilities to improve orthopedic care in the community. He was the Chief of Surgery at Providence St Peter Hospital for several years and has remained involved with many other hospital committees. For the past 10 years he has been the Managing Partner for Oly Ortho. During this time Oly Ortho has more than doubled in size and added several well-trained orthopedic subspecialists to the group. As Oly Ortho has grown, it has been able to constantly improve the level of subspecialty care that it provides to Thurston County and the surrounding areas.  

Dr. Peterson is very appreciative for all the opportunities to practice orthopaedics in such a strong medical community.  Thurston County has been a wonderful place to live and raise a family. 

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