Bjorn K. Peterson, MD
Research Investigator

HealthPartners/Park Nicollet Medical Group title: Medical director, Lakeview Hospital Emergency Department, and assistant medical director, Regions Hospital Emergency Medical Services

Academic appointment: Associate Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Emergency Medicine

Joined the Institute: 2013

Education and training: MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine; emergency medicine residency, Regions Hospital/HealthPartners; emergency medical services fellowship, Regions Hospital/HealthPartners.

Overview/research interests:

  • Airway management
  • Cardiac arrest resuscitation
  • Provider safety and behavioral sedation
  • Educational methodology

Current research activities and funding:

  • Established Status Epilepticus Treatment Trial (ESETT), Regions Hospital site PI – NIH funding via the NETT and PECARN research networks
  • Ketamine Optimal Restraint Dosing Study (KORDS) – funding pending
Publications While At HealthPartners
selected publications
teaching overview
  • Specialty:  Emergency Medicine

    Title: Assistant Program Director, Emergency Medical Services Fellowship

    Faculty Appointment: Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School

    Education and Training:

    Fellowship – Regions Hospital Emergency Medical Services

    Residency – Regions Hospital Emergency Medicine

    Medical School – Loma Linda University School of Medicine

    Interests Specific to Education:

    Emergent airway management

    Cognitive bias and theory

    Cardiac arrest resuscitation

    Acute management of traumatic injuries

    Types of Learners Preferred:



    Medical students (Year 3 or 4)

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