Amalia Peterson, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Dr. Amalia Peterson is a neurologist and Assistant Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Peterson’s research focuses on how women’s health factors relate to Alzheimer's disease and related dementias from a life course perspective. Dr. Peterson will see memory referral patients as part of the Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology in the Department of Neurology and serve as a co-investigator with the Vanderbilt Memory and Aging Project and the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Dr. Peterson earned her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Pomona College before spending a year as a Fulbright Scholar at the Cajal Institute in Madrid, Spain. Dr. Peterson completed her medical degree at the University of Michigan and neurology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Peterson subsequently completed a cognitive and behavioral neurology fellowship at Columbia University. During her fellowship training, Dr. Peterson earned a master’s degree in epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2022.