Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

114 Patient Ratings
88 Patient Comments

Marta J. Petersen, M.D.

Vice-Chair, Department of Dermatology

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

114 Patient Ratings
88 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955
Midvalley Health Center
243 East 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
(801) 581-2955
University Hospital
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Marta Petersen, MD has specialized expertise in complex medical dermatology. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Dermatology and is participating in Maintenance of Certification in Dermatology. Her main clinical focus is diagnosis and treatment of non-healing leg ulcers (non-diabetic), pyoderma gangrenosum, autoimmune skin diseases including blistering disease, and skin eruptions related to underlying diseases. She is a director on the American Board of Dermatology, which certifies dermatologists, and is past-president of the Medical Dermatology Society.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

October 29, 2016

Dr Petersen is a good doctor but she not always has the best bedside manner. I am not sure how to explain it.

October 23, 2016

Top Care Giver in the STATE and Beyond

October 22, 2016

Thank you for your council

October 03, 2016

every concern covered

August 22, 2016

I like coming to Dr. Petersen and am confident that her skill and procedures are the best.

August 18, 2016

she is always wonderful to deal with. Marta should teach "bedside manner" in med school.

August 06, 2016

I did recommend 2 friends to her and they are grateful

August 05, 2016

very pleased with dr. petersen and all of the staff

July 17, 2016

dr. Petersen is the BEST!!!

June 19, 2016

I would recommend this provider HIGHLY. I have complete confidence in her. She is VERY friendly and shows true concern for my problem. I have been seeing her for 8 years now with an extreme case of PG and venous stasis insufficiency and she has nothing but compassion and I have never doubted her capabilities to treat my problems. She always explains things in terms I can understand. All my visits with Dr. Petersen have been very enjoyable even under the circumstances!

June 12, 2016


April 05, 2016

Dr Peterson is excellent

March 27, 2016

Dr peterson and Sampson have always taken good care of me and try to improve my illness with what ever they think will work to take care of my vasculitus

March 17, 2016

Both Dr. Peterson and her Resident engaged exceptionally well, effectively discussing treatment modality and concerns establishing a very high level of confidence for me in their patient care.

November 05, 2015

Dr. Marta Peterson is great! She always takes her time with me and helps me with all my health needs. She is truly awesome!!!

October 18, 2015

Dr. Marta Petersen is the primo medical dermatologist in the state !

October 03, 2015

I was grateful when she asked me directly if I had other concerns.

October 02, 2015

I have recommended Dr. Peterson to my friends.

August 27, 2015

I'm already sending a friend to her.

August 23, 2015

We could not be more pleased with Dr. Peterson and her staff.

August 20, 2015

Really like Dr. Petersen. She's wonderfully professional. It's clear she's very knowledgeable. Just an excellent physician. Probably one of the top 10 of any physicians I've seen.

August 14, 2015

I'm so impressed with Dr Peterson. Not many Drs have experience with PG but she does! I'm very impressed with her bedside manners. I just feel blessed to have found her to treat my PG!

June 12, 2015

I was very impressed with the nurse and Dr Peterson.. My case is so complex, I've bounced around looking for answers and she didn't make me feel bad for doing that and she did tests other dermatologists wouldn't do.. Some other labs were inconclusive and she is doing her own and didn't play around, did them right then!

May 16, 2015

she could have been a bit more friendly.

April 28, 2015

very efficient

April 19, 2015

Dr. Petersen was very friendly and courteous. Explained diagnosis and medication use in words I could understand. Follow up care was scheduled. The time and concern spent by Dr. Petersen was excellent. I would recommend Dr. Petersen to anyone who has a need for this type of service.

January 18, 2015

extraordinary followup the day after my appointment to assure I was seen by surgery

December 18, 2014

all fine

December 18, 2014

Dr. Peterson was very thorough and checked out all my skin concerns.

December 01, 2014

I appreciate the willingness of Dr. Petersen to fit me in for follow ups.

November 24, 2014

Dr. Petersen was very friendly and courteous. She explained things so I could understand and was concerned about my problem. I have the utmost confidence in Dr. Petersen and would HIGHLY recommend her to everyone who needs her expertise.

November 14, 2014

Dr.Peterson is awesome

October 12, 2014

Dr. Petersen is a very friendly yet concerned care provider. She always includes me in her discussions and prescription choices. She always speaks in words I can understand. The follow up appointment was scheduled in a very timely manner. She always spends a lot of time with me and is a very caring person. I have the HIGHEST confidence in her and would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!

September 18, 2014

Extremely pleased.

August 23, 2014

This Doctor has a tendency to talk above my head a little. If I ask her to explain things to me she is very good at doing this.

August 21, 2014

very easy to talk to and ask questions

August 14, 2014

Dr. Peterson was cordial, informative, thorough, meticulous in her examination and prognosis of my issue and followed up within a few days as promised with the results of my lab tests.

August 12, 2014

I felt that I was in very good hands. My only complaint (which was a big one for me) is that she made a comment while taking a sample from my nose that she was very concerned about skin cancer. I feel that until the lab results are returned this shouldn't be discussed. Myself and my family were very worried for 5 days until we received the neg. lab test.

August 09, 2014

Marta Peterson is excellent.

August 01, 2014

Dr. Petersen is an exceptional, caring physician. My wife and I are fortunate to have her as our physician.

July 31, 2014

This is my second visit with dr. Peterson and have found her very thorough, easy to talk to and very honest in her responses to my questions

June 30, 2014

Excellent !

June 26, 2014

I like Dr. Peterson very much. She knows her stuff, and could talk intelligently to me about my issue (which has been--sadly--not my experience with most doctors). She appreciated that I don't like taking prescriptions for treatment, but want to manage in other more external ways and addressed me that way. It was good of her to check the mole on my leg as well (without prompting). I felt like she was very present with me and paid attention. I trust her with the ongoing care of my skin disorder.

June 22, 2014

excellent care

June 01, 2014

It was a very successful treatment and good experience

June 01, 2014

The dr.s bedside manner was lacking but she was very competent.

May 31, 2014


March 21, 2014

Dr. Peterson is a wealth of information and exudes confidence and courtesy at the same time.

March 17, 2014


February 23, 2014

I would highly recommend Dr. Marta Petersen. She was very friendly and concerned about me. She explained things in terms I could understand.

February 22, 2014

Actually I was put in the room early.

February 08, 2014

Great experience!!!

February 07, 2014

at conclusion of previous appt I understood this was to be a 30min visit for thorough skin ck; by phone we had also agreed to do the followup treatments from prior visit at same time. Dr apologized for misunderstanding

December 31, 2013

Don't know what I'd do without here.

November 25, 2013

Dr Petersen is the Best

November 14, 2013

Doctor Peterson was fast, efficeient and very very informative.

November 11, 2013

Listened to my concerns

October 21, 2013

Always provides the treatment and care needed!!!

October 03, 2013

provider suggested 30mn appt next timei

August 14, 2013

I should ask more questions. Dr. Peterson always teaches me what I need to know.

July 08, 2013

I have recommended Dr. Peterson to several relatives and friends and will continue to do so when they need a dermatologist.

May 08, 2013

The doctor explained what was serious and what wasn't. A good experience overall.

May 02, 2013

Dr. Petersen is very professional and I am very confident in her diagnoses.

April 24, 2013

Two days after the visit I had questions about the medication. I called and received an answer in a couple of hours. Excellent service!

April 05, 2013

Dr. Petersen was attentive, competent, kind and thorough. I appreciate her care and concern as well as her expertise.

March 25, 2013

I'm glad to be healed, but I will miss the friendly staff as well as Dr. Peterson.

March 11, 2013

the best

March 05, 2013

Care provider was very concerned and was very cordial. Things were explained to me thoroughly with regards to my diagnosis and follow up care. I would HIGHLY recommend this care provider to others.

February 27, 2013

This doctor is extremely knowledgeable, but lacks some of the finer skills often called "bedside manor".

February 25, 2013

Dr Peterson's expertise resolved a problem with ankle ulcers that I have experienced for more than two years. Even the wound-care podiatrist had limited experience effects of with hydroxyurea which caused the ulcers. Dr. Peterson identified the problem when she first walked into the room on our first visit.

February 13, 2013

Dr. Petersen is a superb physictan--compassionate,efficient, and interested in me as a person.

January 16, 2013

Dr. Peterson and her nursing assistants are far beyond the Very Good category; they are EXCELLENT all around all the time. I have recommended them to my friends. Again, Dr. Peterson is the BEST!

November 12, 2012

Would highly recommend this care giver. Was very friendly and courteous. Was very knowlegeble about my problem and spoke in a language I could understand. She showed great concern for my problem and had suggestions how it could be resolved. I was included in the decision making of my care. The process of follow up care was explained to me.

November 12, 2012


November 12, 2012

I would refer anyone to Dr. Peterson and the staff at her office with complete confidence

November 02, 2012

Dr. Petersen was EXTREMELY courteous and concerned and explained things thoroughly. I would recommend her highly. She is very caring about her patients and very knowlegable.

October 15, 2012


October 09, 2012

Dr Petersen is simply the best.

September 17, 2012

Marta Petersen is simply the best

September 10, 2012

Dr. Petersen was very knowlegeable about my condition and treatment for it. She was a VERY CARING person and was very concerned. She explained things in words I could understand. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone in need of her services.

July 30, 2012

Care provider was extremely friendly and concerned about me and my situation. Examination was thorough and I could understand the situation as it was explained to me. I never felt rushed because the care provider took the time to explain my situation an

June 04, 2012

I love dr. petersen and her entire staff!

May 02, 2012

Outstanding service

April 18, 2012

Dr Petersen is the best. I have complete trust in her judgement.

April 05, 2012


March 29, 2012

Dr. Peterson is absolutely the BEST!

March 21, 2012

I recommend Dr. Marta Petersen to all my friends who have pyoderma gangrenosa... she is the BEST!

March 21, 2012

I have been coming to the Dermatology Clinic for many years and Dr. Petersen and her staff have always been great.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Home Monitoring for Chronic Health Conditions
  • Bullous (Blistering) Disease

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Professor
Board Certification National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
Department of Dermatology
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Marta Petersen, a professor of dermatology, is the Vice-Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and the Director of the Utah Telehealth Network.

Dr. Petersen's clinical expertise is in the diagnosis and treatment of non-healing leg ulcers (non-diabetic), pyoderma gangrenosum, autoimmune skin diseases including blistering disease, and skin eruptions related to underlying diseases. She has wide-ranging research interests throughout her career such as mechanisms of photoaging, blistering disorders, and telemedicine. She began the Utah Telehealth Network in 1996, providing clinical and educational services through the state. Dr. Petersen is currently doing a study evaluating the use of home monitoring for chronic health conditions.

Dr. Petersen is currently the Director of the American Board of Dermatology and a past-president of the Medical Dermatology Society. She has been an associate editor for the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology and is currently a reviewer for several dermatology journals. Serving as the Residency Program Director for 20 years, she is still involved and interested in the education of residents as the Assistant Program Director in the Department of Dermatology. Dr. Petersen has authored or co-authored close to 40 journal articles and book chapters.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency North Carolina Memorial Hospital
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Residency University of Utah Hospital
Internship Strong Memorial Hospital
Professional Medical University of Utah
Undergraduate University of Minnesota


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