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Andrew Charles Peterson, MD, MPH

Director, Reconstructive Urology and Genitourinary Cancer Survivorship Fellowship
Director, Urology Residency
Professor of Surgery
Office: 1112A Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3146 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

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.


Education and Training

  • Reconstructive Urology, Female Urology, and Urodynamics, Surgery, Duke University, 2002 - 2003
  • Resident in Urology, Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, 1998 - 2002
  • Pre-Specialty Resident, Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, 1998 - 1999
  • Intern-General Surgery, Surgery, Madigan Army Medical Center, 1995 - 1996
  • M.P.H., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 2019
  • M.D., Dartmouth College, 1995


Peterson, Andrew C., and Yongmei Chen. “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.” Neurourol Urodyn 31, no. 1 (January 2012): 60–63.

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McDonough, P. S., T. J. Tausch, A. C. Peterson, and T. C. Brand. “Initial validation of the ProMIS surgical simulator as an objective measure of robotic task performance.” Journal of Robotic Surgery 5, no. 3 (September 1, 2011): 195–99.

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Bauer, Ricarda M., Christian Gozzi, Wilhelm Hübner, Victor W. Nitti, Giacomo Novara, Andrew Peterson, Jaspreet S. Sandhu, and Christian G. Stief. “Contemporary management of postprostatectomy incontinence.” Eur Urol 59, no. 6 (June 2011): 985–96.

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Peterson, A. C. “Elective, adult circumcision does not affect patient perception of sexual health as defined by the Male Sexual Health Questionnaire (MSHQ).” Journal of Men’S Health 7, no. 4 (December 1, 2010): 368–72.

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Decastro, Brian, Jennifer Gurski, and Andrew Peterson. “Adult template circumcision: a prospective, randomized, patient-blinded, comparative study evaluating the safety and efficacy of a novel circumcision device.” Urology 76, no. 4 (October 2010): 810–14.

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Nelson, Dayne Matthew, and Andrew Charles Peterson. “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.” Aging Male 13, no. 2 (June 2010): 120–23.

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