Daniel W Peterson, MD

Jackson, Tennessee

General Specialty

General Surgical Pathology

Specialty Focus

Breast Pathology
Endobronchial Fine Needle Aspiration
Fluid Cytology
Frozen Section Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Genitourinary Pathology
Gynecologic Pathology
Head and Neck Pathology
Hematopathology and Bone Marrow Pathology
Histochemical Stain Interpretation
Immunohistochemical Stain Interpretation Liver Pathology
Pancreatic Fine Needle Aspiration
Pap Smears
Salivary Gland Fine Needle Aspiration
Thoracic Pathology
Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration
Urine Cytology

Primary Areas of Expertise

General Surgical Pathology and Cytopathology

Daniel Peterson, MD, is a board certified anatomic and clinical pathologist with subspecialty board certification in cytopathology and has been in practice for >7 years. He practices full time in the community hospital setting and routinely performs microscopic evaluation of a wide range of surgical pathology and cytopathology specimens including but not limited to: gastrointestinal pathology, thoracic pathology, head and neck pathology, gynecologic pathology, genitourinary pathology, dermatopathology, neuropathology, breast pathology, liver pathology, hematopathology and bone marrow pathology, frozen section pathology, thyroid fine needle aspiration, pap smears, fluid cytology, urine cytology, endobronchial fine needle aspiration, salivary gland fine needle aspiration, pancreatic fine needle aspiration, histochemical stain interpretation, and immunohistochemical stain interpretation.

He is also responsible for medical directorship duties related to laboratory certification and interpretation of clinical laboratory tests including but not limited to serum protein electrophoresis, urine protein electrophoresis, serum and urine protein immunofixation, hemoglobin electrophoresis, blood bank transfusion antibody workup, thromboelastography interpretation, cerebrospinal fluid protein electrophoresis, peripheral blood smear review, anemia study analysis, Kleihauer-Betke test interpretation.
Services include expert witness review, deposition testimony, trial testimony, anatomic and clinical pathology case review, cytopathology case review, literature review, etc.



  • Bachelor of Science – Troy University
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of South Alabama



  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology – 2019 American Board of Pathology
  • Cytopathology – 2020 American Board of Pathology


Publications/Abstract Submissions:

  • Clinicopathologic Characteristics of Thyroid Nodules Harboring EIF1AX, THADA, or
    DICER1 Gene Alterations. Peterson, D, MD; Valderrabano, P, MD,PhD; McIver, B, MD, PhD;
    Wenig, B, MD; Hernandez-Prera, J, MD. USCAP Annual Meeting, March 2019
  • Searching For a Guide to Becoming an Effective Educator
    Daniel Peterson, MD; Evita Henderson-Jackson, MD; Marilin Rosa, MD; Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD.
    USCAP Annual Meeting, March 19, 2018
  • An Unexpected IgG4-Related Enteropathy Masquerading as a Stricturing Malignancy
    Daniel Peterson, MD; Sarah Thomas, MD; Kun Jiang, MD, PhD
    Case Report: Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, September 2017
  • FDG avid breast cancer bone metastases silent on CT and scintigraphy: a case report with
    radiologic-pathologic correlation. Jeong D, MD; Bui M, MD, PhD; Peterson D, MD;
    Montilla-Soler J, Gage KL. Acta Radiol. Open 2017; 6(10):1-7
  • Book Review Running the Gamut: Prevention of Harm In AP and CP Pathology
    Laboratories. Daniel Peterson, MD; Marilyn Bui, MD, PhD Ann Clin Lab Sci November –
    December 2017


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