Ophthalmology Fellow

Katherine Peters, MD

Sioux Falls, SD

Dr. Peters is an ophthalmology fellow whose emphasis in research and education helps her provide quality patient care while making advances in the field. She is dedicated to establishing trust with her patients to provide compassionate care. Read More


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Meet Dr. Peters

Dr. Katherine Peters started her undergraduate degree initially hoping to help others by becoming a teacher. Then, she realized she could help her community more directly as a physician, while still using her teaching skills to provide quality patient education.

Before coming to Vance Thompson Vision, Dr. Peters was one of two chief resident ophthalmologists at the Duke Eye Center, which allowed her to sharpen her skills and mentor junior residents both clinically and surgically.


  • Vanderbilt University School of Arts and Science
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Duke Eye Center Residency

Awards & Honors

  • Chief Resident, Duke Eye Center
  • Golden Apple Award, Duke Eye Center
  • Dastgheib Surgical Video Award, Duke Eye Center
  • Mentoring URiM Rising Stars in Cornea (MUST) Recipient
  • Best Paper of Session, Challenging Cases, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • First Place Poster Presentation, North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • J. Donald M. Gass Award
  • Second Place, Rabb-Venable Medical Student Oral Presentation
  • Duke Medical Student Visiting Clinical Scholar
  • Qualified Spanish Language Provider at Vanderbilt University Medical Center Interpreter Services
  • Doris M. and Fred W. Love Scholarship for Full-Tuition to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Nance Prize, Runner Up
  • First-Place Poster Presentation, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • First-Place Poster Presentation, Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (TLSAMP) Research Conference
  • Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity Member

Personal & Hobbies

Dr. Peters is fluent in both Spanish language and Latin dance, like salsa, bachata, and merengue. Her university’s Latin dance team is how she met her husband, Sam. Together, they love playing with their dog, Annie, and cat, Peaches.

Prioritizing Research

Dr. Peters upholds the importance of research at Vance Thompson Vision by participating in numerous clinical trials.

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