Dr. Peters is a native of Rapid City, South Dakota. He received his B.A. from St. Olaf College and his medical degree from the University of Colorado. He received his Internal Medicine training at the University of Florida at Jacksonville and was Chief of the Internal Medicine Division at that institution from 1976 to 1982. From 1982 to 1984, he served as Henry J. Kaiser Fellow in general Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Following his fellowship, Dr. Peters remained at Massachusetts General Hospital as the Director of the Lipid Consultation Service while teaching in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 1986, Dr. Peters returned to Colorado to assume a position as a partner with HealthMark. He also retains an appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine.