Treatment & Services
- Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
- Breast Diagnostics
- Breast Health
- Cancer Center
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Breast Disease
- Breast Lump
- Breast Pain
- Family History of Breast Cancer
- Hereditary Cancer Risk Management
- Nipple Discharge
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, CA USA
Internship - University of California San Francisco Medical Center
San Francisco, CA USA
Medical School - University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine
San Francisco, CA USA
Undergraduate - University of California-Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA USA
- Dr. Pederson has a special interest and subspecialty training in hereditary breast cancer.
- Internal Medicine
Family history of breast cancer and Breast cancer risk assessment and prevention, Breast diagnostics, Benign breast disease, Breast cancer genetics and High risk management, Hereditary cancer risk management
Innovations & Patents
- Dr. Pederson helped to create the Medical Breast Program at Cleveland Clinic in 1997, and now offers a subspecialty Hereditary High Risk Clinic for patients with identified genetic mutations predisposing to breast cancer, family members of mutation carriers or patients from families with a strong family history of breast cancer.
Research & Publications
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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 11/28/2017, Dr. Pederson has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Pederson receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Myriad Genetics, Inc.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.
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236 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
6 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018
Dr. Peterson is knowledgeable and kind, but she scolded me for seeing her for a follow-up visit and made me feel as though she did not want to be my provider. I have seen Nurse Practitioners for many different visit types and have no problem continuing this practice, but the NP that works with Dr. Peterson could not answer my questions at the visit and I felt I needed to continue my care with Dr. Peterson. The way she made me feel makes me question if I want to return to her, as new patients appear to be more important than maintaining a relationship with existing patients.
Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018
Dr. Pederson was the first Dr. to inquire about my Ashkenazi heritage-I had no idea this increased my chances of having breast cancer-I was very well informed before leaving her office. She is wonderful!
Reviewed on Nov 20, 2017
The information about the prescribed drug is very complex. Understanding the risks in a short appointment is very challenging for me and I'm reasonably well educated. Dr. Pederson was very clear that she was available for a follow up to discuss more questions, which was very nice.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2017
Dr. Pederson was fantastic and instilled an immediate sense of confidence. For the first time, I feel like I have a solid understanding of my risks for breast cancer and what I can do to mitigate those risks. I feel like I am in good hands and am most grateful.
Reviewed on Jul 24, 2017
Dr. Pederson is fantastic, she allowed me to take part in decisions after discussing options. Greatest bedside manner of any doctor I have ever come into contact with. A true wealth of knowledge which left me confident that I am in great hands.
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2017
I don't like being called "Sweetie" -- it shows a lack of respect. I felt I was being talked down to throughout the appointment. Regarding future care, I'd like to know what to expect and not hear that I'll find out later when I will need the information.
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