Michael A. Peters
Dr. Peters passed away on May 17, 2014. He was born on June 21, 1943, and reared in Chicago. Mike graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1965 and Northwestern University Medical School in 1969.
Upon completion of his Residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern Medical Center in 1975, he moved to San Diego, setting up a Plastic Surgery practice in downtown San Diego. He practiced at Scripps Mercy Hospital for 35 years. Throughout his career, he modestly donated his time and expertise overseas on volunteer surgical trips to Mexico, Palestine, India, Guatemala and most recently to Vietnam. He was part of the trauma team that went to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in 2010.
A Rancho Santa Fe resident since 1977, he retired in 2010 and continued to enjoy his lifelong love of playing golf with his buddies at the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, making overseas surgical trips twice a year and spending as much time as possible loving his children and grandchildren.
He will be forever in the hearts of his wife, Laurie; twin sons, Michael and Jonathan; daughters-in-law, Kate and Gina; and three adoring grandchildren, Andrew, Charlie, and Natalie.
Dr Peters was well loved and respected by his SVI family and is dearly missed.
“I guess we send condolences to one another, for we were a sort of travelling family of which Mike Peters was very much a part. He did have the most wonderful, sly sense of humor and such a good heart! I will miss him.”
“I shall miss him , with his irrepressible sardonic sense of humor and gusto for life...I will have some Masses said for him and prayers in my church as well, but I suspect we can now start praying TO him and not FOR him....”
“I miss him terribly. He was truly a talented and gifted surgeon with a wicked sense of humor. He kept drawing Disney characters after his surgery in Vietnam. I would retrieve them from the trash can and put on my anesthesia machine. He went out to get his scotch in HCMC after work. I don't drink scotch, but, I tried. It was very good.”