Daniel Peterson

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Daniel L. Peterson, MD, is a physician in Incline Village, Nevada specializing in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). He was at the epicenter of the 1984 Incline Village chronic fatigue syndrome outbreak[1] and continues to be a leader in treatment and research about ME/CFS, serving on Simmaron Research’s Scientific Advisory Board and the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.[2]

He helped establish the Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI) which was renamed in 2016 the Nevada Center for Biomedical Research. He left in 2010 to return to private practice at Sierra Internal Medicine, Incline Village, Nevada.[3] In 2019, he joined the scientific advisory board of the Open Medicine Foundation.[4]

Dr. Peterson was the first physician to use Ampligen, an immunomodulator made by Hemispherx Biopharma, in the treatment for ME/CFS, using it on Nancy Kaiser, a very severe patient.[5] He has participated in every Ampligen trial since, up to the AMP-511, open label, cost-recovery trial available today.[6]

Several documentaries about myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) have featured Dr. Peterson, including, I Remember Me and Forgotten Plague, and the news feature, Sick and Tired.

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2003, Rudy Perpich Senior Lectureship Award, presented to a distinguished CFS/FM scientist, physician or healthcare worker awarded by IACFS/ME[7]
  • 2007, Nelson Gantz Outstanding Clinician Award awarded to a physician who emulates Nelson Gantz's clinical acumen, his passion for medicine, and his empathy for persons with CFS/FM awarded by IACFS/ME[7]

Writing committees[edit | edit source]

  • 2015, IOM Committee on Diagnostic Criteria for ME/CFS - Dr Peterson was a reviewer for the 2015 report produced by the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.[9]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

ME/CFS Alert[edit | edit source]

Invest in ME International ME Conference[edit | edit source]

  • 2007, Speaker at the 2nd Invest in ME International ME Conference on Biomedical Research[31]DVD available
  • 2009, Speaker at the 4th Invest in ME International ME Conference on Treatment Regimes for the Most Severe Cases[32]DVD available
  • 2012, Speaker at the 7th Invest in ME International ME Conference on Clinical Research Update 2012[33]DVD available
  • 2013, Speaker at the 8th Invest in ME International ME Conference on Key Note Speech: The Mainstreaming of ME Research[34]DVD available

Other[edit | edit source]

Online presence[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Dr. Dan Peterson (Sierra Internal Medicine, Incline Village, Nevada) - Health Rising". Health Rising. Retrieved Aug 13, 2018. 
  2. "Collaborators - Simmaron Research". Simmaron Research. Retrieved Aug 13, 2018. 
  3. "Daniel Peterson (physician)". Wikipedia. Jun 9, 2018. 
  4. "Daniel L. Peterson, MD". Open Medicine Foundation. Retrieved Apr 1, 2019. 
  5. "TREATING THE DISEASE, NOT THE SYMPTOMS: NCF'S RESEARCH MOVES CFIDS/ME ONE STEP CLOSER TO NEOPLASTIC DISEASE PROCESS". www.ncf-net.org. Retrieved Aug 13, 2018. 
  6. "Ampligen in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov". Retrieved Aug 13, 2018. 
  7. 7.07.1 "Former IACFS/ME Awardees". IACFS/ME. Aug 13, 2018. 
  8. Carruthers, Bruce M.; Jain, Anil Kumar; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lerner, A. Martin; Bested, Alison C.; Flor-Henry, Pierre; Joshi, Pradip; Powles, A C Peter; Sherkey, Jeffrey; van de Sande, Marjorie (Jan 2003). "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 11 (1): 7–115. doi:10.1300/j092v11n01_02. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  9. https://www.nap.edu/resource/19012/MECFS_Powerpoint.pdf
  10. Buchwald, Dedra; Cheney, Paul R.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Henry, Berch; Wormsley, Susan B.; Geiger, Ann; Ablashi, Dharam V.; Salahuddin, S. Zaki; Saxinger, Carl; Biddle, Royce; Kikinis, Ron; Jolesz, Ferenc A.; Folks, Thomas; Balachandran, N.; Peter, James B.; Gallo, Robert C.; Komaroff, Anthony L. (1992), "A chronic illness characterized by fatigue, neurologic and immunologic disorders, and active human herpesvirus type 6 infection", Annals of Internal Medicine, 116 (2): 103-113, PMID 1309285 
  11. Levine, Paul H.; Jacobson, Steven; Pocinki, Alan G.; Cheney, Paul; Peterson, Daniel; Connelly, Roger R; Weil, R; Robinson, SM; Ablashi, Dharam V; Salahuddin, Sayeef Z; Pearson, GR; Hoover, R (1992), "Clinical, Epidemiologic, and Virologic Studies in Four Clusters of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Archives of Internal Medicine, 152 (8): 1611-1616, doi:10.1001/archinte.1992.00400200049009 
  12. Strayer, DR; Carter, W; Strauss, KI; Brodsky, I; Suhadolnik, R; Ablashi, D; Henry, B; Mitchell, WM; Bastien, S; Peterson, D (1995), "Long Term Improvements in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treated with Ampligen", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 1 (1): 35-53, doi:10.1300/J092v01n01_04 
  13. Peterson, Daniel L. (Jan 1997). "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Disability". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 3 (4): 5–7. doi:10.1300/j092v03n04_02. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  14. Levine, Paul H.; Pilkington, Deborah; Strickland, Paula; Peterson, Daniel (2000), "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Cancer", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 7 (1): 29-38, doi:10.1300/J092v07n01_04 
  15. Strickland, Paula S.; Levine, Paul H.; Peterson, Daniel L.; O'Brien, Karen; Fears, Thomas (Jan 2001). "Neuromyasthenia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in Northern Nevada/California". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 9 (3-4): 3–14. doi:10.1300/j092v09n03_02. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  16. Carruthers, Bruce M.; Jain, Anil Kumar; De Meirleir, Kenny L.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lerner, A. Martin; Bested, Alison C.; Flor-Henry, Pierre; Joshi, Pradip; Powles, A C Peter; Sherkey, Jeffrey; van de Sande, Marjorie (Jan 2003). "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 11 (1): 7–115. doi:10.1300/j092v11n01_02. ISSN 1057-3321. 
  17. Suhadolnik, Robert J.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Reichenbach, Nancy L.; Roen, Gail; Metzger, Melodie; McCahan, John; O'brien, Karen; Welsch, Suzanne; Gabriel, Jerome; Gaughan, John P.; McGregor, Neil R. (2004). "Clinical and Biochemical Characteristics Differentiating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome from Major Depression and Healthy Control Populations: Relation to Dysfunction in the RNase L Pathway". Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. 12 (1): 5–35. doi:10.1300/J092v12n01_02. 
  18. Alter, Harvey J.; Mikovits, Judy A.; Switzer, William M.; Ruscetti, Francis W.; Lo, Shyh-Ching; Klimas, Nancy; Komaroff, Anthony L.; Montoya, Jose G.; Bateman, Lucinda; Levine, Susan; Peterson, Daniel; Levin, Bruce; Hanson, Maureen R.; Genfi, Afia; Bhat, Meera; Zheng, HaoQiang; Wang, Richard; Li, Bingjie; Hung, Guo-Chiuan; Lee, Li Ling; Sameroff, Stephen; Heneine, Walid; Coffin, John; Hornig, Mady; Lipkin, W. Ian (2012), "A Multicenter Blinded Analysis Indicates No Association between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and either Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus or Polytropic Murine Leukemia Virus", mBio, 3 (5): e00266–12, doi:10.1128/mBio.00266-12 
  19. Strayer, DR; Carter, WA; Stouch, BC; Stevens, SR; Bateman, L; Cimoch, PJ; Lapp, CW; Peterson, DL; Chronic Fatigue Syndrome AMP-516 Study Group; Mitchell, WM (2012), "A double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized, clinical trial of the TLR-3 agonist rintatolimod in severe cases of chronic fatigue syndrome.", PLoS One, 7 (3): e31334, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031334, PMID 22431963 
  20. Irlbeck, David M.; Vernon, Suzanne D.; McCleary, K. Kimberly; Bateman, Lucinda; Klimas, Nancy G.; Lapp, Charles W.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Brown, James R.; Remlinger, Katja S.; Wilfret, David A.; Gerondelis, Peter (2014). "No association found between the detection of either xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus or polytropic murine leukemia virus and chronic fatigue syndrome in a blinded, multi-site, prospective study by the establishment and use of the SolveCFS BioBank". BMC Research Notes. 7: 461. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-7-461. 
  21. Peterson, D; Brenu, EW; Gottschalk, G; Ramos, SB; Nguyen, T; Staines, D; Marshall-Gradisnik, S (2015), "Cytokines in the Cerebrospinal Fluids of Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis", Mediators of Inflammation, 2015, doi:10.1155/2015/929720 
  22. Klimas, N.G.; Ironson, G.; Carter, A.; Balbin, E.; Bateman, L.; Felsenstein, D.; Levine, S.; Peterson, D.; Chiu, K.; Allen, A.; Cunningham, K.; Gottschalk, C.G.; Fletcher, M; Hornig, M.; Canning, C.; Komaroff, A.L. (2015), "Findings from a clinical and laboratory database developed for discovery of pathogenic mechanisms in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (2): 75-96, doi:10.1080/21641846.2015.1023652 
  23. Bateman, L.; Darakjy, S.; Klimas, N.; Peterson, D.; Levine, S.M.; Allen, A.; Carlson, S.A.; Balbin, E.G.; Gottschalk, G.; March, D. (2015), "Chronic fatigue syndrome and co-morbid and consequent conditions: evidence from a multi-site clinical epidemiology study", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (1): 1-15, doi:10.1080/21641846.2014.978109 
  24. Hornig, M; Montoya, JG; Klimas, NG; Levine, SM; Felsenstein, D; Bateman, L; Peterson, DL; Gottschalk, CG; Schultz, AF; Che, X; Eddy, ML; Komaroff, AL; Lipkin, WI (2015). "Distinct plasma immune signatures in ME/CFS are present early in the course of illness". Science Advances. 1 (1). doi:10.1126/sciadv.1400121. 
  25. Hornig, M; Gottschalk, G; Peterson, D; Knox, KK; Schultz, AF; Eddy, ML; Che, X; Lipkin, WI (2016), "Cytokine network analysis of cerebrospinal fluid in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.", Molecular Psychiatry, 21 (2): 261-9, doi:10.1038/mp.2015.29 
  26. Nagy-Szakal, Dorottya; Williams, Brent L.; Mishra, Nischay; Che, Xiaoyu; Lee, Bohyun; Bateman, Lucinda; Klimas, Nancy G.; Komaroff, Anthony L.; Levine, Susan; Montoya, Jose G.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Ramanan, Devi; Jain, Komal; Eddy, Meredith L.; Hornig, Mady; Lipkin, W. Ian (2017), "Fecal metagenomic profiles in subgroups of patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome", Microbiome, 5 (44), doi:10.1186/s40168-017-0261-y 
  27. Unger, Elizabeth R.; Lin, Jin-Mann S.; Tian, Hao; Natelson, Benjamin H; Lange, Gudrun; Vu, Diana; Blate, Michelle; Klimas, Nancy G.; Balbin, Elizabeth G.; Bateman, Lucinda; Allen, Ali; Lapp, Charles W.; Springs, Wendy; Kogelnik, Andreas M.; Phan, Catrina C.; Danver, Joan; Podell, Richard N.; Fitzpatrick, Trisha; Peterson, Daniel L.; Gottschalk, C. Gunnar; Rajeevan, Mangalathu S.; MCAM Study Group (2017), "Multi-Site Clinical Assessment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (MCAM): Design and Implementation of a Prospective/Retrospective Rolling Cohort Study.", American Journal of Epidemiology, 1–10, doi:10.1093/aje/kwx029 
  28. Hornig, M; Gottschalk, G; Eddy, ML; Che, X; Ukaigwe, JE; Peterson, DL; Lipkin, WI (2017), "Immune network analysis of cerebrospinal fluid in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome with atypical and classical presentations", Translational Psychiatry, 7 (4), doi:10.1038/tp.2017.44 
  29. Marshall-Gradisnik, Sonya; Fretel, Marshall; Eaton, Natalie; Cabanas, Helene; Balinas, Cassandra; Gopalan, Vinod; Petersen, Daniel; Passmore, Rachel; Tang, Kevin; Haque, Mazhar; Lam, Alfred; Staines, Donald (May 31, 2018). "Decreased Expression of TRPM3 and mAChRM3 in the Small Intestine in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis". International Journal of Clinical Medicine. 09 (05): 467. doi:10.4236/ijcm.2018.95040. 
  30. Nagy-Szakal, Dorottya; Barupal, Dinesh K.; Lee, Bohyun; Che, Xiaoyu; Williams, Brent L.; Kahn, Ellie J. R.; Ukaigwe, Joy E.; Bateman, Lucinda; Klimas, Nancy G.; Komaroff, Anthony L.; Levine, Susan; Montoya, Jose G.; Peterson, Daniel L.; Levin, Bruce; Hornig, Mady; Fiehn, Oliver; Lipkin, W. Ian (2018), "Insights into myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome phenotypes through comprehensive metabolomics", Scientific Reports, 8 (1): 10056, doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28477-9 
  31. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC2.shtml#agenda
  32. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC4.shtml#agenda
  33. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC7.shtml#agenda
  34. http://www.investinme.eu/IIMEC8.shtml#agenda
  35. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW0x9_Q8qbo
  36. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Remember_Me

Myalgic encephalomyelitis or chronic fatigue syndrome, often used when both illnesses are considered the same.

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