Cosmetics Blog | Published September 28, 2009

Peterson Appointed Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgeon at Mount Nittany

Emily A. Peterson, M.D.

Mount Nittany Medical Center is proud to bring reconstructive and cosmetic services to the State College community with the addition of Emily A. Peterson, MD, plastic and reconstructive surgeon, to its physician group. With a passion for breast reconstruction, general reconstruction, including skin cancer reconstruction; and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Peterson will be the first plastic surgeon employed by Mount Nittany.

The reconstructive and cosmetic surgery services at Mount Nittany will specialize in restoring or reconstructing the human body. From burns to traumatic injuries and disease, reconstructive surgery can restore function, confidence and healing to those afflicted with a disfiguring disease or injury. Dr. Peterson will also provide cosmetic procedures and surgery for those seeking to improve their appearance.

A graduate of Cornell University, Peterson earned her medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine, where she was awarded the Donald R. Cooper M.D. Award for Excellence in Surgery. Her residencies included general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.

Peterson is a member of several professional medical organizations, including the American Medical Association, and Association of Women Surgeons. Peterson has also authored and co-authored several articles for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Peterson will provide care at Mount Nittany Medical Center, Mount Nittany Surgical Center and at the office location: 2520 Green Tech Drive, State College. In January, the permanent office location will open at 100 Radnor Road, State College. For more information on reconstructive or cosmetic surgery services, call 814.231.2096.

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The Mount Nittany Physician Group is an affiliate of Mount Nittany Medical Center specializing in physician-provided services to meet the needs of the State College and surrounding communities; improving access to general and specialized care. With eight physicians on staff, Mount Nittany currently provides services in family medicine, pain management, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, wound care, and mental health.

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