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Jo Elle Peterson, MD

Jo Elle Peterson, MD

Assistant Professor


  • Angelo State University
    San Angelo, Texas
    Biology, Cum laude (2001)
  • Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center School of Medical Technology
    Waco, Texas
    Certified Medical Technologist, MT (ASCP) (2003)
  • University of Texas Medical School at Houston
    Houston, Texas
    MD (2007)
  • University of Texas Transitional Program
    Houston, Texas


  • The Methodist Hospital Pathology Residency Program
    Houston, Texas
    Anatomic Pathology (2012)
  • The Methodist Hospital Surgical Pathology Fellowship Program
    Houston, Texas
  • The Methodist Hospital and MD Anderson Cancer Center Neuropathology Fellowship Program
    Houston, Texas

Select Publications:

  1. Mukherjee A, Peterson JE, Sandberg G, Takei H, Adesina A, Goodman JC, et al. Central nervous system pathology in fatal swine-origin influenza A H1N1 virus infection in patients with and without neurological symptoms: an autopsy study of 15 cases. Acta Neuropathol. 2011;122:371–373.

  2. Fesler JR, Poddar K, Arrington DK, Peterson JE. Fatal mycotic cerebral abscess in an immuno-competent healthy adolescent. Pediatr Neurol. Oct 2015;53(4):371-372. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.06.008. PMID: 26216501.

  3. Peterson JE, Love JC, Pinto DC, Wolf DA, Sandberg G. A novel method for removing a spinal cord with attached cervical ganglia from a pediatric decedent. J Forensic Sci. 2015 Aug 21 [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12925. PMID: 26296423.

  4. Conner AK, Fung KM, Peterson JE, Glenn CA, Martin MD. Ectopic ganglion in cauda equina: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Feb 12:1-4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26871650

  5. Skunda R, Puckett T, Martin M, Sanclement J, Peterson JE. 14-year-old boy with mild antecedent neck pain in setting of acute trauma: a rare case of benign fibrous histiocytoma of the spine. [Case Report & Literature Review] Am J Orthop. 2016 Mar-Apr;45(3):E148-E152. PMID: 26991583