Director, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria
Photo of Joseph R. Peters DO, RDMS, FACOEP, FACEP, FACOI

Biographical Info

Additional Titles/Positions

Emergency/Internal Medicine Attending Physician
Director, Emergency Medicine Resident Ultrasound Education
Core Faculty Member
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


Peoria, Illinois


Undergraduate: Western Illinois University, IL

Medical School: Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine – IL

Residency: Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine – Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.


2003, 2008, 2013 UICOMP Emergency Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year
2013-2014 UICOMP Outstanding Teaching Award
2017 UICOMP Emergency Medicine Residency Mentorship Award

Academic Interests

I enjoy teaching residents and students Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Ultrasound, and Internal Medicine concepts. Additionally, since 2011 I’ve enjoyed reviewing the research on how the Standard American Diet contributes to the development of chronic illness. My focused interest is on how a whole-foods, plant-based diet contributes to reversing these very common and life –threatening conditions: Obesity, Heart disease, Stroke, chronic renal disease, Hypertension, Type 2 Diabetes and Cancer.

Other Interests/Fun Facts

I enjoy sharing time with my family and watching our children grow. We enjoy many outdoor activities including, boating, fishing, golfing, skiing, traveling and watching sporting events. Professionally, I enjoying teaching residents and students Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine concepts, and caring for patients.

Licensure and Certifications

Emergency Medicine – American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine
Internal Medicine – American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine
Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS)


Accuracy and reliability of bedside thoracic ultrasound in detecting pulmonary pathology in a heterogeneous pediatric intensive care unit population. Tripahti, Ganatra, Martinez, Mannaa, Peters; Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, 05 Nov 2018.

Clinical Images Submission, Central Venous Catheter Fracture. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Vol. 114. No 8. Pg 665. August 2014.

Systematic Review Snapshot, “Can bedside Emergency Ultrasound enhance clinical decision making in Emergency Department patients presenting with symptoms of biliary colic?
Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol 62, No. 6, pgs 629-630, December 2013

Categories: Emergency Medicine, Faculty, UICOMP