Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings
39 Patient Comments

Marta J. Petersen, M.D.

Vice-Chair, Department of Dermatology

Clinical Details


Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 Dermatology Murray Clinic
6095 South 300 East, Suite 160
Murray, UT 84107
(435) 658-9262 Redstone Health Center
1743 W Redstone Center Drive #115
Park City, UT 84098
(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 American Board of Dermatology (Dermatology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician 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 doctor
My confidence in doctor
Time doctor spent with me
Doctor spoke using clear language
Doctor's effort to include me in decisions
Doctor's concern for questions & worries
Doctor's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Doctor'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.

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

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

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

March 21, 2012

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

Academic Profile

Research Interests

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

Board Certification and Academic Information

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

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
Department of Dermatology
30 N Medical Dr
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


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Tristani-Firouzi P, Petersen MJ, Saffle JR, Morris SE, Zone J(2002)Treatment of toxic epidermal necrolysis with intravenous immunoglobulin in children.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 47(4),548-52
  2. Petersen MJ, LaMarche (2000)Telemedicine: evolving technology in an e-health care world.  Managed Care Quarterly, 8(3),15-21
  3. Zone JJ, Meyer LJ, Petersen M(1996)Deposition of granular IgA relative to clinical lesions in dermatitis herpetiformis.  Archives of Dermatology, 132(8),912-8
  4. Petersen MJ, Woodley DT, Stricklin GP, O'Keefe E(1987)Production of procollagenase by cultured human keratinocytes.  Journal of Biological Chemistry, 262(2),835-40

Case Report

  1. Fields KS, Petersen MJ, Chiao E, Tristani-Firouzi (2005)Case reports: treatment of nevirapine-associated dress syndrome with intravenous immune globulin (IVIG).  Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 4(4),510-3


  1. Korver G, Liu C, Petersen (2007)alpha1-Antitrypsin deficiency presenting with panniculitis and incidental discovery of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  , 46(10),1078-80

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