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Jennifer Peterson, MD


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Jennifer Peterson, MD
Department: Neonatology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code M31
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Jennifer Peterson, MD
Department: Neonatology
Location: Hillcrest Hospital
Mail Code M31
6770 Mayfield Road
Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Jennifer Peterson, MD, is a staff physician in the Department of Neonatology at Cleveland Clinic.  She was appointed in 2005.  She is board certified in pediatric and neonatal medicine.  She works in the neonatal intensive care units at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital and Cleveland Clinic Children's.

Dr. Peterson is the Medical Director of Hillcrest Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is also the Director of NICU Follow-up Clinic. In this NICU follow-up clinic, she and her team evaluate and support the developmental needs of premature infants or medically complex babies. The clinic's goal is to identify developmental delays early and connect the family with the appropriate interventions to prevent long-term developmental problems.

Her interests include developmental care of the premature and/or medically fragile infant, creating a medical home for high risk infants, and family-centered care, and residency education.

Professional Highlights

Staff, Department of Neonatology, July 2009 – Present
Associate Staff, Department of Neonatology, July 2005 – June 2009
Staff, The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation, July 2005 – Present
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program, July 2007 – August 2011
Director, NICU Follow-up Clinic, July 2005 – Present

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Durham, NC USA
Residency - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA
Internship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA
Medical School - University of Iowa College of Medicine
Iowa City, IA USA
Undergraduate - University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA USA


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Specialty Interests

developmental follow-up of premature and medically complex infants and caring for the medically fragile infant after hospital discharge


American Academy of Pediatrics

Treatment & Services

  • Department of Neonatology
  • Developmental Followup Of High Risk Infants
  • Medical Care Of Ill Newborns
  • Neonatal Intensive Care

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Developmental Delays
  • Growth And Feeding Problems
  • Pediatric Neonatal Disorders

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/11/2016, Dr. Peterson has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English