Dr. Peters is the director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Program. She received her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine before proceeding to Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, to perform her internship and residency in internal medicine. She completed an endocrinology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she took charge of the Comprehensive Diabetes Program before she moved to UCLA to run the Clinical Diabetes Program there. Because of an interest in working with the underserved, she subsequently moved to USC.
Her major areas of interest include developing systems of care for management and treatment of diabetes and its complications and new therapeutics and technologies for the treatment of diabetes. She was featured in a PBS documentary entitled "Remaking American Medicine." In 2008, she was awarded the ADA "Outstanding Physician Clinical Award."
Dr. Peters is involved in numerous professional organizations and activities, including the American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrine Subspecialty Board), American College of Physicians, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, and the American Diabetes Association, among others. She is currently is a reviewer for Diabetes Care, JAMA, and many other journals. She is a member of the ADA Publications Committee and as the Scientific Sessions Planning Committee.