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Dr. Jeffrey Peterson

Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon

Jeffrey Peterson, M.D., Ph.D. focuses on the care of patients with glaucoma and cataracts.

Dr. Peterson was born and raised in Honolulu and is thrilled to have returned to Hawaii to practice ophthalmology.  He earned both an M.D. and a Ph.D from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and completed his residency in ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. He was specialty trained through a fellowship in glaucoma at the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.

Dr. Peterson is adept at managing advanced cases of glaucoma. He understands the rigor of chronic eye diseases like glaucoma and their impact on patient’s lives. Dr. Peterson employs sophisticated leading edge techniques for early detection and the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma. He is committed to educating his patients about glaucoma and walking them through each step of treatment.

Dr. Peterson has been an invited speaker at both national and international scientific and clinical meetings. He has authored numerous peer reviewed journals and textbook chapters.

Dr. Peterson and his wife, Sarah Grekin M.D., have two daughters and a son. He enjoys hiking, swimming, golfing, playing the piano, running, and reading.


  • College: University of California – Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical and Graduate School: Weill Cornell / Rockefeller/ Sloan-Kettering – New York, NY
  • Internship: Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI
  • Residency: Cullen Eye Institute, Baylor College of Medicine – Houston, TX
  • Fellowship: University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Robert Cizik Eye Clinic

Professional Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology, 2016

Awards and Distinctions

  • Chief Resident, Baylor Ophthalmology
  • Merck New Investigator Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Affiliation

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Glaucoma Society, Member
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