Ketti S. Petersen, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Family Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
300 North Ingalls Street, NI4C06
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-5435   


Dr. Petersen earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan (2010), where she also completed residency training in family medicine (2013) followed by completion of the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship (2014). Her clinical interests include palliative care for cancer patients and inpatient provision of palliative and end of life care. Her research interests include in-hospital end of life care and use of buprenorphine for cancer associated pain. She is also involved in medical student education in the “doctoring” program at the University of Michigan.

She sees patients in the Rogel Cancer Center’s Symptom Management (palliative care) clinic, and throughout the adult Michigan Medicine hospitals with the inpatient Palliative Care Team.

Areas of Interest

Research Interests
  • In-hospital end of life care
  • Buprenorphine for cancer associated pain
  • Medical student education
Clinical Interests
  • Palliative Care
  • Reducing symptoms burden in cancer patients
  • Advance care planning
  • Care of the medically complex patient


Medical School
  • University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2010
  • University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2013
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014
Board Certification
  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
14700 East Old US Highway 12
Chelsea, MI 48118


Dr. Petersen's current curriculum vitae