Dr. Megan Peterson

NLC Montana '18 Alumna
Gynecologic Oncologist

Healthcare and Entrepreneurship

Megan Petersen is currently a Gynecologic Oncologist in Billings, Montana. Moving to Billings was an unplanned surprise in her life journey. Since she has been here, she has grown to love the people of Montana and gain the opportunity to pursue her goal of establishing health care policy and serve in her community. Currently, she is working on increasing access to care in Montana. Megan grew up in a suburb of Denver, Colorado and decided to be a doctor at an early age. She was the first from her family to attend college which led to medical school training. In the time between undergraduate at University of Colorado, Boulder and medical school at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, she lived in New York City working as a clinical researcher at New York University. There she grew both emotionally and socially and has used this experience as a foundation for her future endeavors. During medical school she decided to pursue a career in Gynecologic Oncology working with cancer patients and their families. She chose women’s medicine because of the ability to establish close bonds and relationships with her patients whilst supporting women’s rights. She completed an internship in internal medicine in Salt Lake City, Utah, residency in Phoenix, Arizona and fellowship in Sacramento, California.

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