Erika Petersen, M.D., FAANS, FACS, attended Princeton University majoring in European History. She later completed medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While completing her Residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Dr. Petersen completed a research and clinical fellowship in functional neurosurgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London.
Dr. Petersen is the Director of the Section of Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at UAMS. Her clinical practice focuses on neuromodulation, treating movement disorders, spasticity, deep brain stimulation, and chronic pain through surgical procedures and stereotactic radiosurgery.