Meet Dr. Mark Peters
Dr. Mark Peters is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and clinical research award winner, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures of the face and body.
Dr. Peters grew up in Baton Rouge where he graduated from Episcopal High School. At Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, he received a degree in biomedical engineering which provided a challenging and unique foundation for his dream to become a plastic surgeon. This unique field of biomedical engineering made it clear his medical career would be best suited for precision and artistry. He then went to Louisiana State University School of Medicine where he began his medical training.
After completing his medical degree, Dr. Peters moved to Virginia where he began his general surgical residency at Medical College of Virginia. He then completed his five-year general surgical residency training at Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Following his general surgical training, Dr. Peters was then accepted into the prestigious University of Virginia plastic surgery fellowship. While at the University of Virginia, he was awarded the first Raymond Morgan Clinical Research Award for his work on surgical treatment of gynecomastia. Upon completion of two years of specialized plastic surgery training in 1997, he initially settled in Atlanta where he remained in private practice for four years. In 2001, he and his wife, a Houma native, moved to Houma with their four children where he entered into a solo practice. Since joining the medical community, Dr. Peters has served as vice chairman of the surgery department at Terrebonne General Medical Center and medical director of the Terrebonne General Medical Center Wound Care Clinic. He is on the medical staff at Physicians Surgical Specialty Hospital.
- 1993 Saint Luke’s Medical Center “Employee of the Month”(October)
- 1995 Third Prize Housestaff Science Day – Saint Luke’s Medical Center
- 1997 Second Place Resident Competition – Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Meeting(Williamsburg)
- 1997 Raymond F. Morgan Research Award
- 1998-1999 Leadership North Fulton Class of 1999
Research and Publications
- 1993-1995 A Randomized, Double-Masked, Clinical Trial Comparing Ampicillin/Sulbactam and Cefoxitin for Acute Diverticulitis. Received Grant for $12,500
- “Breast Cancer in Women Following Mantle Irradiation for Hodgkin’s Disease”, Peters MH, Sonpal IM, Batra M, Amer Surg 61: 763-66,1995.
- “Paronychia and Felons”, Gampper T, Peters MH, Manual of Medical Procedures.
- “Recognition and Management of Postanesthetic Laryngospasm-Induced Pulmonary Edema”, Peters MH, Batra M, Chari V – accepted for publication Contemp Surg.
- “Lisinopril-induced Angioedema Necessitating Cricothyroidotomy in aPostoperative Patient”, Batra M, Peters MH, et al., Contemp Surg 4(1): 22-3, 1996.
- “Treatment of Adolescent Gynecomastia Using a Bipedicle Technique”,Peters MH, Vastine V, Knox LK, Morgan RF, Ann of Plast Surg 40:241-245, 1998.
- 1993 Testicular Ischemia in Infants with Incarcerated Inguinal Hernias
Akron’s Children Hospital Research Day
- 1995 Characterization of the Induction of Cytokines from mononuclear cells
Cleveland Surgical Society Annual Research Forum and Saint Luke’s Medical Center Housestaff Science Day
- 1997 Treatment of Adolescent Gynecomastia Using a Bipedicle Technique
Resident Paper Competition at the Southeastern Society of Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgeons meeting
- 2002 Tissue Engineering Consultant Network Case Presentations,
New Orleans, Louisiana
- 2006 How To Manage Your Staff Without Going Mad at the Association of Plastic Surgery Assistants National Conference,
San Francisco, California
- 2007 Body Contouring Following Massive Weight Loss at the Association of Surgical Technologists National Conference,
New Orleans, LA