Current Fellows

Katherine Peterson, D.O.

Kate grew up on the dreamy seacoast of Maine and went to college in Colorado before heading back to New England for her medical training. She came to Vermont for residency and though she occasionally longs for the smell of the sea or the fluffy snow of the Rockies, she has fallen for UVM and Burlington’s offerings of vibrant small city life and close proximity to 4-season adventure. Kate loves all forms of outdoor recreation on land and water and can be found hiking, skiing or paddle boarding during her time off. She appreciates good food (maintaining a particularly deep affection for the baked variety) and actively seeks out all the finest local culinary haunts. She lives nearby with her cat Luna. 

Young woman standing with her hands on her hips posing in front of a mountain range after a hike.


Peter Hyson, M.D.

Peter grew up in nearby Lake Placid, NY and went to college at Middlebury. He had a wandering path to medicine through such pursuits as an MA in Russian literature in Wisconsin, a few seasons on a Maine lobster boat, and a winter as a liftie in Colorado. He ultimately went to med school at UVM and completed his medicine residency at University of Colorado. He could not be happier to be back in his home region and lives with his wife Kelley and his human and dog children Wes and Yarrow. When he's not taking consults he can be most readily found in the outdoors on a bike, skis, or jogging shoes.

Photo of Peter Hyson, MD, and his family hiking with their yellow lab.
Infectious Disease sites:
Larner College of Medicine at UVM
UVM Medical Center

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