Orthopedic 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 completed his undergraduate education at Bethel University and medical education at Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Michigan State University’s St. John Providence Health, where he became chief resident.  Dr. Peterson completed his Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction at Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL.

Dr. Peterson 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.