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Stephen Peters, M.D. grew up in northern California. He attended undergraduate school at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles where he graduated as valedictorian. He taught biology and chemistry at Loyola High School in downtown Los Angeles.
Dr. Peters went to Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, District of Columbia. After medical school, he did his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland Oregon. He then did his fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Harbor University of California – Los Angeles in Torrance, California with rotations in over 12 different hospitals in the Los Angeles basin. He was elected chief Cardiology fellow at his training program and has been inducted as member of the honor society of Alpha Omega Alpha.
Dr. Peters joined Roseville Cardiology Medical Associates in 1999. He holds multiple positions in hospital administration including medical director of telemetry, cardiac rehabilitation and congestive heart failure in Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is currently the vice chief of staff and will assume the chief of staff position in January 2022. He has no contact with the pharmaceutical industry and does not receive compensation from both pharmaceutical nor device companies.
He strongly believes in Hippocrates’ ancient teaching that food is medicine. He speaks regularly about the importance of diet, regular exercise, restorative sleep and stress reduction. He believes that physical healing cannot occur unless there is synergy between the mind and body and medicines are only to be used when lifestyle modifications cannot provide healing.
Dr. Peters has an interest in congestive heart failure, ischemic coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, preventive cardiology and the integration of Eastern healing philosophies with Western medicine.
Dr. Peters is married and has 4 adult children. He is very active on educational boards and currently is a Regent at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In his spare time, he enjoys Masters Swimming at Sierra College and open water swimming. He also loves snow skiing, waterskiing and spending time with his family in Lake Tahoe.