Michael Peters

Michael Peters

Michael Peters

Dr. Michael Peters is an international medical graduate from El Salvador, Central America, who completed his medical studies in both Latin America (“Universidad Salvadorena Alberto Masferrer”) and the United States (University of California, Irvine Medical School). He is a native Spanish speaking physician, who has been dually educated in medicine in the United States and Latin America. He is licensed in general medicine in El Salvador and plans to also be able to practice in the United States. He is interested in the field of cancer epidemiology and cancer prevention. Currently, he is working with the SAGE team at MDH in colorectal cancer screening at three different sites: Hennepin County Medical Center Richfield Clinic, Hennepin County Medical Center East Lake Clinic, and Southside Community Health Services, while tackling the issue of health equity disparities among the underseved and uninsured. He is involved in addressing the colorectal cancer screening needs of the Hispanic community from a language and culturally sensitive perspective, and he has succeeded in helping close the gap that exists among Hispanics through his patient education and his unique medical approach. He has also worked at the MDH SAGE call center and colorectal cancer screening with Hispanic female patients. He has helped screen a total of about 1700 patients so far (clinical encounters), and has significantly helped increase our colorectal cancer screening rates at these different sites.