Jacksonville, Florida


Dorsher.Peter@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


Peter Dorsher, M.D., has primary research interests in the application of ancient healing traditions, including acupuncture to modern health care ... through understanding their physiologic mechanisms.

Clearly, modern traditions such as myofascial pain treatment are essentially limited rediscoveries of what ancient Chinese clinicians described 2000 years ago.

Dr. Dorsher's research aims to translate 5000 years of clinical knowledge into contemporary terminology to allow endogenous treatment of pain, physical disorders and psychological disorders.

His research suggests the importance of the autonomic nervous system in chronic disease, and especially central sensitization syndromes such as fibromyalgia.


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Administrative Appointment

  1. Emeritus, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  1. Certificate - Medical Acupuncture University of California, Los Angeles
  2. Resident - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. MD Rush Medical College
  4. MS - Biomedical Engineering Northwestern University
  5. BS - Medical Engineering Case Institute of Technology, Case Western Reserve University

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