Andrew C. Peterson, MD



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Associate Professor of Surgery
Department / Division:
Surgery / Urology
DUMC 3146
Durham, NC 27710
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  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School (New Hampshire), 1995
  • Urology, Madigan Army Medical Center (Washington), 2002
  • Reconstructive Urology, Female Urology, and Urodynamics, Duke University Medical Center, 2003
Other Training:
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Research Interests:

Dr. Peterson received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 1995 and completed his urology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center in 2002. He subsequently completed an advanced fellowship in Reconstructive Urology at Duke University in 2003. He then returned to Madigan Army Medical Center where he served as the Chief of Reconstructive Urology and the director of the urology residency.

Dr. Peterson joined the faculty at Duke in 2010 and currently serves as the Vice Chief of Medical Operations, the Urology Residency Program Director and directs the “Reconstructive Urology and Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship Fellowship”.

His research interests include improving the care of cancer survivors and the prevention of genitourinary side effects from various medical, surgical and radiation therapies for cancer. His clinical interests include reconstructive urology and bladder dysfunction in men and women; urinary incontinence in men; reconstruction for urethral stricture and trauma; new bladder construction and urinary diversion; video urodynamic study with  particular value to patients with bladder-emptying problems and bladder-outlet symptoms; care of prostate cancer survivors with respect to sexual function and urinary continence, and urethral stricture disease after treatment with surgery or radiation. He is specifically skilled in the multidisciplinary management of complex genitourinary problems including scar tissue (bladder neck contracture, ureteral stricture), fistulas, radiation cystitis, and voiding dysfunction often seen in survivors of genitourinary cancers. He offers advanced surgical care including urethroplasty, placement of the artificial urinary sphincter (AUS), penile prosthesis, male sling, repair of recto-urethral fistula, and ureteral reimplantation for stricture.

During his 23 years in the United States Army Dr. Peterson achieved the rank of Colonel retiring from the Army Reserves in 2014. He is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College, and has been awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, and the Bronze Star. He currently serves on the review panel of multiple peer reviewed journals. He is an active member of the Society for Genitourinary Reconstructive Surgeons and the Society for Government Service Urologists as well as the American Urological Association.

Representative Publications:
  • Lentz, AC; Peterson, AC; Webster, GD. Outcomes following artificial sphincter implantation after prior unsuccessful male sling. The Journal of Urology. 2012;187:2149-2153.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Chen, Y. Patient reported incontinence after radical prostatectomy is more common than expected and not associated with the nerve sparing technique: results from the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) database. Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2012;31:60-63.  Abstract
  • Tausch, TJ; Peterson, AC. Early aggressive treatment of lichen sclerosus may prevent disease progression. The Journal of Urology. 2012;187:2101-2105.  Abstract
  • Nelson, DM; Peterson, AC. Lichen sclerosus: epidemiological distribution in an equal access health care system. The Journal of Urology. 2011;185:522-525.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Webster, GD. Artificial urinary sphincter: lessons learned. Urologic Clinics of North America. 2011;38:83-vii.  Abstract
  • Nelson, DM; Peterson, AC. Changes in bone health and skeletal-related events following implementation of a multidisciplinary consensus statement guiding surveillance and treatment of men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer. The Aging Male (Informa). 2010;13:120-123.  Abstract
  • Pugliese, JM; Greene, RN; Peterson, AC. Intravesical therapy use in the high risk patient: practice patterns in an equal access healthcare institution before and after national guidelines. Canadian Journal of Urology. 2009;16:4927-4931.  Abstract
  • DeCastro, BJ; Costabile, RA; McMann, LP; Peterson, AC. Oral ketoconazole for prevention of postoperative penile erection: a placebo controlled, randomized, double-blind trial. The Journal of Urology. 2008;179:1930-1932.  Abstract
  • DeCastro, BJ; Peterson, AC; Costabile, RA. A 5-year followup study of asymptomatic men with testicular microlithiasis. The Journal of Urology. 2008;179:1420-1423.  Abstract
  • Pugliese, J; Peterson, AC. Massive steinstrasse after treatment of a staghorn calculus. TheScientificWorldJournal. 2007;7:504-505.  Abstract
  • Pugliese, JM; Morey, AF; Peterson, AC. Lichen sclerosus: review of the literature and current recommendations for management. The Journal of Urology. 2007;178:2268-2276.  Abstract
  • Pugliese, JM; Peterson, AC; Philbrick, JH; Allen, RC. Ureteral endometriosis in patients after total abdominal hysterectomy: presentation and diagnosis: a case series. Urology. 2006;67:622.e13-622.e15.  Abstract
  • Raj, GV; Peterson, AC; Webster, GD. Outcomes following erosions of the artificial urinary sphincter. The Journal of Urology. 2006;175:2186-2190.  Abstract
  • Uribe, PS; Costabile, RA; Peterson, AC. Progression of renal tumors after laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation. Urology. 2006;68:968-971.  Abstract
  • Raj, GV; Peterson, AC; Toh, KL; Webster, GD. Outcomes following revisions and secondary implantation of the artificial urinary sphincter. The Journal of Urology. 2005;173:1242-1245.  Abstract
  • Evans, KC; Peterson, AC; Ruiz, HE; Costabile, RA. Use of oral ketoconazole to prevent postoperative erections following penile surgery. International Journal of Impotence Research. 2004;16:346-349.  Abstract
  • Flynn, MK; Peterson, AC; Amundsen, CL; Webster, GD. Functional outcomes of primary and secondary repairs of vesicovaginal fistulae via vaginal cuff scar excision. 2004;15:394-398.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Palminteri, E; Lazzeri, M; Guanzoni, G; Barbagli, G; Webster, GD. Heroic measures may not always be justified in extensive urethral stricture due to lichen sclerosus (balanitis xerotica obliterans). Urology. 2004;64:565-568.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Webster, GD. Management of urethral stricture disease: developing options for surgical intervention. Bju International. 2004;94:971-976.  Abstract
  • Davis, R; Peterson, AC; Lance, R. Clear cell adenocarcinoma in a female urethral diverticulum. Urology. 2003;61:644.  Abstract
  • Gibson, BR; Peterson, AC; Costabile, RA. Priapism associated with hemoglobin C trait. The Journal of Urology. 2002;168:2122.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Lance, RS; Ahuja, S. Laparoscopic hand assisted radical cystectomy with ileal conduit urinary diversion. The Journal of Urology. 2002;168:2103-2105.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Bauman, JM; Light, DE; McMann, LP; Costabile, RA. The prevalence of testicular microlithiasis in an asymptomatic population of men 18 to 35 years old. The Journal of Urology. 2001;166:2061-2064.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Joyner, BD; Allen, RC. Plastibell template circumcision: a new technique. Urology. 2001;58:603-604.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Lance, RS. Malignant lymphoma of the kidney presenting with pain and acute renal failure. Techniques in urology. 2000;6:218-220.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Lance, RS; Ruiz, HE. Outcomes of varicocele ligation done for pain. The Journal of Urology. 1998;159:1565-1567.  Abstract
  • Peterson, AC; Ruiz, HE; Soderdahl, DW. Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma with bladder involvement. Urology. 1997;50:444-445.  Abstract