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COL Kris Peterson

USA (Ret.), MD, Scientific Advisor

My Story

Dr. Peterson is a child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist at Touchstone Life Center PLLC, Puyallup Tribal Health Association and the medical director of Touchstone TMS Centers in Puget Sound, Washington.  He is a dual boarded physician in General Psychiatry and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with over 29 years of experience.  During his Army career Dr. Peterson served as the Division Psychiatrist in South Korea with the Second Infantry Division on the DMZ.  At his duty assignment at Joint Base Lewis McChord he started the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry program and moved on to become the Chief of the Department of Psychiatry at Madigan for over seven years.  He served as the regional psychiatry consultant for the Western Regional Medical Command, the Child Adolescent Psychiatry Consultant to the Army Surgeon General, and the Chair of the Military Issues Committee in the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  


Dr. Peterson served two tours in Iraq with the 101st Airborne in 2003 and with the 4th Infantry Division in 2011 in Tikrit.  He has significant understanding and focus for those who struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  He has addressed, treated and studied suicidal behaviors in a combat environment, in garrison, and in civilian communities.  He is known nationally as a subject matter expert in these areas.  


Dr. Peterson attended the United States Military Academy and subsequently went to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda Maryland for medical school.

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