K. Linnea Peterson, MD, FACS

K. Linnea Peterson, MD, FACS is a board-certified Otolaryngologist–Head and Neck Surgeon trained in the medical and surgical management of all aspects of ear, nose, and throat (ENT) disorders, with a particular focus on thyroid and parathyroid surgery. She has additional fellowship training in laryngology and voice disorders.

Dr. Peterson received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a minor in History from the University of Virginia. She then returned to her hometown of Iowa City and attended the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She spent an additional fellowship year at the National Center for Voice and Speech and the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Iowa. She completed a six-year Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery residency training program at UCLA.

After residency, Dr. Peterson and her family moved to Seattle where she practiced at Virginia Mason Medical Center and then Swedish Medical Center, where she served as the founding medical director for otolaryngology. During her time in the Pacific Northwest, she served as a residency program director, a Clinical Instructor at the University of Washington, and as the team otolaryngologist for the Seattle Storm and Seattle University athletics.

Dr. Peterson maintains active involvement with the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, serving on numerous committees and on the board. She also is a member of the American Thyroid Association, American Medical Association, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

She currently serves on the board of the Women’s Athletic Allegiance at Georgetown University.

Dr. Peterson and her husband returned to Southern California in 2023, where Dr. Peterson is delighted to join Cedars-Sinai and Huntington Health.