James T. Peterson, MS, LCGC

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James T. Peterson, MS, LCGC, is a clinical genetic counselor with the Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Cancer Genetic Counseling, William G. Rohrer Cancer Genetics Program - MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Voorhees, NJ
Prenatal Genetic Counseling, Maternal Fetal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Genetic Counseling, Mitochondrial Medicine Frontier Program - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor (LCGC)

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Biological Chemistry - Bates College, Lewiston, ME

Graduate Degree

MS in Genetic Counseling - Arcadia University, Glenside, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Genetic Counselor

Departments and Services




JT Peterson, C Newman, EM McCormick, R Ganetzky, A Goldstein, Z Zolkipli-Cunningham, et al. Energy Intake Quantitative Assessment in Patients with Primary Mitochondrial Disease. UMDF Symposium submission, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. March 2019.

Awards and Honors

2016, cum laude, Bates College, Lewiston, ME