Peter has extensive experience in both clinical and translational (bench-to-bedside) research aimed at improving clinical outcomes and quality of care for surgical patients. His interest began in medical school where he investigated the variation in preoperative antibiotic usage patterns for cardiac surgery patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting procedures in hospitals across California. Currently an orthopedic surgery resident at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Peter was selected as a research fellow for the prestigious National Institute of Health T32 Regenerative Musculoskeletal Medicine Training Program to conduct research focused on the prevention and treatment of orthopedic implant infections. His early work on the development and application of a novel immunotherapy technique in a murine model of spine implant infection was awarded a grant from the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation. Peter received his MD from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society as well as the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Peter obtained his BS in molecular and cell biology with an emphasis immunology from UC Berkeley.