Associate Professor of Medicine
General Internal Medicine and Public Health

Medical Director, Vanderbilt Adult Primary Care

Associate Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

Associate Chair, Ambulatory Education

Professional Bio

Neeraja B. Peterson, MD, MSc, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Peterson completed medical school training at Vanderbilt, internal medicine residency training at Duke University Medical Center, and general internal medicine fellowship training at Boston University. She is the ambulatory section chief for the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health and enjoys mentoring junior faculty. She serves as medical director for the primary care clinics at One Hundred Oaks, Green Hills, Hillsboro Medical Group, Melrose, and Bellevue. She is associate program director for the internal medicine residency program, overseeing ambulatory education including resident continuity clinics.

Dr. Peterson serves on the professional development steering committee and helps lead the Women in Medicine Initiative for the Department of Medicine. She is chair of one of three IRB Health Sciences Committees. Her research interests are in cancer prevention and control and ambulatory care quality improvement.

Dr. Peterson is a practicing internal medicine physician and attends on the general internal medicine teaching service at Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital.


MD - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine - 1997
Residency - Duke University School of Medicine - 2000
MS - Epidemiology - Boston U School of Public Health - 2002
Fellowship - Internal Medicine - Boston University - 2002