- ABMS Certification:
- Research Interests:
Developmental therapeutics for pediatric oncology patients; supportive care in pediatric oncology
- Clinical Practice:
- Leukemia- Pediatric, Pediatric Blood Disorders, Pediatric Cancer
- Associate Professor
William Petersen Jr., MD, is a fellowship-trained pediatric hematologist-oncologist. He is the clinical director of the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and the associate program director for the Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellowship program. Dr. Petersen is an associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and is board-certified in pediatrics. He also serves as associate chief medical officer for the UVA Children’s Hospital.
A Virginia Beach native, Dr. Petersen completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia and earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Colorado in Denver. He then returned to Atlanta to complete a pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship at Emory University/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. After completing his fellowship, he received a certificate in Clinical and Translational Research from Emory University. He joined the UVA faculty in 2013.
Dr. Petersen is married with three children. He and his family enjoy being outdoors together — hiking, biking, and exploring the Charlottesville area.
- Emory University 2006
- University of Colorado (Pediatrics) 2009
- Emory University (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology) 2012