A life in medicine

In Memoriam: Keith Peterson, DO, sports medicine pioneer

Dr. Peterson was known for founding the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine.

Keith Peterson, DO, of Lacey, Washington, passed on Sept. 30 at the age of 85, according to his obituary. Dr. Peterson was known for founding the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and other sports medicine associations, including the International Council of Motorsport Sciences.

After finishing his medical training, Dr. Peterson opened a sports medicine clinic in Seattle in the 1960s. It became one of the largest privately owned sports medicine practices in the nation. During his career, Dr. Peterson served as an associate physician for all of Seattle’s pro sports teams. He also treated high school athletes, college athletes, rodeo performers and boat racers, his obituary reports.

Dr. Peterson graduated from the A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1960.

Dr. Peterson’s full obituary with more information about his life and work is available at the Missoulian.

2 comments

  1. I had Dr Peterson’s son on my service when I was a resident . He was so proud of his father . My condolences to Chris.

  2. Keith was in Kirksville when we all met for our
    50th reunion in 2010.
    My he rest in peace after a job well done.
    To Keith’s family I extend my sincere condolences.

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