Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Todd Peterson, DO, joined Knoxville Hospital & Clinics’ (KHC) medical staff July 1, 2017. He is also affiliated with Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Clive, Iowa.

Dr. Todd Peterson is a native of Des Moines and has been practicing for 10 years. He specializes in total joint arthroplasty (hip, knee, shoulder), arthroscopic surgery, sports medicine, and orthopaedic trauma. He was trained in multiple approaches to the hip, including Anterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty. He has also been trained in robotics-assisted hip and knee replacement. His research interests include operating room efficiency, patient safety, infection control, and low-cost medical care. He enjoys talking to his patients and educating them about orthopedics.

In December 2016, under the leadership of Dr. Peterson, KHC became the first medical facility in central Iowa to offer NAVIO robotics-assisted partial knee replacement. In 2017, Dr. Peterson was trained in NAVIO robotics-assisted total knee replacement surgery, making KHC the first medical facility in Iowa where the procedure could be performed. For additional details about the NAVIO robotics-assisted procedures, visit

To make an appointment to see Dr. Peterson, please call his office at Capital Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine at (515) 440-2676. Dr. Peterson sees patients and performs surgeries in Knoxville on the 2nd Wednesday, 2nd Thursday, 4th Wednesday, and 4th Thursday of each month. 


  • Southern Illinois University, Springfield, Illinois, Adult Reconstruction


  • Michigan State University’s St. John Providence Health, Chief Resident.

Medical School

  • Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Graduated in 2009


  • Bethel University

Certifications & Licensure

  • Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Orthopaedic Surgery, Michigan State Medical License
  • Orthopaedic Surgery/Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery, IA State Medical License


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint arthroplasty (hip, knee, shoulder), arthroscopic surgery, ganglion cysts, sports medicine, and orthopaedic trauma