Walter Peters

Walter R. Peters, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Peters is Vice-President of Surgery-North Texas at Baylor Scott & White Health and Chief of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX. He is the NSQIP Surgeon Champion and Safety Officer for the Department of Surgery. He has been the physician leader of the ERAS program at BUMC and is responsible for implementing ERAS throughout the BSWH System.

A graduate of Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. Peters completed General Surgery residency and Colon and Rectal Surgery fellowship at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis. He is currently Chair of the Healthcare Economics Committee of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is a past member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the ASCRS. He has also held leadership positions in the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.