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winter 2015 71 department, music therapy and a voice clinic that includes videostraboscopy, a technique involving insertion of a strobe light into the throat to create slow-motion pictures of vocal chords in action. The University of Minnesota Medi- cal Center and University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital are compo- nents of University of Minnesota Health and also represent a consolidation of health care facilities under the aegis of Fairview Health Services. Another area provider, Hennepin County Medical Center, dating to 1887, has added a discipline assembling a team of medical interpreters and physician specialists to treat deaf immigrants who haven't learned English. Peterson notes that both nearby Northfeld and Maadi, Egypt, are his hometowns. "My mom is Egyptian," he says, "so that was pretty infuential in my childhood, and I attended middle school there. I'm a dual citizen, but I take after my father." By the time he got to high school, the family had settled in Northfeld, where his mother was a sociology professor at St. Olaf College. His connection to the college is strong: He and his wife, Anna, are St. Olaf graduates, and they've named their son and daughter Soren and Signe. "We thought we should choose Norwegian names for them so they'll ft in when they go to St. Olaf," he jokes. Peterson earned his medical degree in a University of Minnesota program split between Minneapolis and Duluth, where he was in a pro- gram focused on primary care, then completed two residencies—one in St. Paul and the other with Allina. Although there was no opening as such at the Allina clinic of his choice, "a couple of doctors who saw value in me took me on." He eventually became a full-time associate, not to mention a nearly full-time partici- pant in "back offce" activities, as well as committees with the Allina organization, which he praises for its inclusion of medical professionals in decision-making operations. He praises his own clinic as well. "I think we're very progressive. We do a lot of internal education that Allina Photo by Rudy Balasko Live & Practice Family friendly cities Looking to practice in or near Minneapolis? Check out these opportunities on Allina Health Fairview Health Services (See page 41) HealthEast Care System HealthPartners Medical Group (See page 25) North Memorial Health Care Park Nicollet HealthPartners University of Minnesota Medical Center ...And more! Minneapolis Continued from page 68 Continued on page 73 The Minneapolis skyline shines over the Mississippi River. The city is home to fve Fortune 500 companies.

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