Mark J. Peters, MD, CPE, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Louisiana, since 2002.
Dr. Peters joined East Jefferson General Hospital in 2000 as Senior Vice President/ Medical Director. He had previously been Chief Medical Officer/Vice President of Medical Services at Upper Valley Medical Center, a not-for profit healthcare system in Troy, Ohio. Dr. Peters received his medical degree from Ohio State University in 1978 and served as Chief Resident during his Family Practice Residency at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. He is also a member of American College of Physician Executives, achieving his certification in 1999.
Dr. Peters is the Chair–Elect for the Louisiana Hospital Association and has served as the Chairman of the Metropolitan Hospital Council of New Orleans in 2005 and 2006. He has also served as a board member of the Louisiana Hospital Association from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Peters also lends his healthcare expertise as a board member of the Jefferson Economic Development Corporation (JEDCO) and Greater New Orleans, Inc. (GNO Inc.). He has served as honorary chairman for both the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society to support medical research in our community.
Dr. Peters is a leading advocate of healthcare reform in Louisiana, having served as Chairman of the Coalition of Leaders for Louisiana Healthcare (COLLAH), developing a healthcare reform plan for the greater New Orleans Region. He continues his work with local, state and federal officials to meet the healthcare needs of our region.