“Regenerative medicine is my passion”

Dr. Noel Peterson

Noel Peterson ND, DAAPM has practiced integrative regenerative medicine in Lake Oswego since 1978. He serves as the Medical Director of Oregon Regenerative Medicine, a multi-discipline practice dedicated to empowering people to create optimal health and active longevity through education, inspiration, and natural therapy. He has focused his practice on regenerative medicine and Prolotherapy since 1989, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) since 2006, and Adipose-Derived Tissue therapies since 2012. Dr. Peterson is Certified in Prolotherapy by the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOMED.org). He serves on the scientific Institutional Review Board of the International Cellular Medicine Society (cellmedicinesociety.org), representing physicians and researchers from over 35 countries who share a mission to provide scientifically credible and medically appropriate cell-based treatments to informed patients.

Dr. Peterson’s passion for medicine is finding the source causes of his patients’ conditions. To accomplish this, he first listens to the patients’ story, learning the nuances of their physical and emotional condition. He openly thinks out loud, letting the client know what he’s thinking, what tests are appropriate, and maps out a strategy to find the source and resolution of their condition. He utilizes all manner of physical and laboratory testing to discover the metabolic, nutritional, hormonal and mechanical disorders of his patients.

Dr. Peterson understands first-hand the special challenges facing athletes of all ages. His interest in prolotherapy began when he developed serious life-threatening injuries that required more than orthopedic surgery to heal. After rehabilitation and prolotherapy treatments he has been able to resume all of his sports without pain or restriction. He trained in martial arts for 20 years and now calls the Columbia River Gorge and the Oregon coast his gym, where he enjoys kitesurfing, biking, paddelboarding, and windsurfing.

Certified in Orthopedic Medicine:

Dr. Peterson specializes in scientifically validated regenerative and cellular medicine, including Prolotherapy, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), and Adipose Tissue regenerative medicine in Portland and Lake Oswego.  He earned his certification in prolotherapy through the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. He is one of only three physicians certified in prolotherapy in the Pacific Northwest. He served as faculty for the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine, the Latin American Association of Orthopedic Medicine, and for the Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection.

Expertise in Regenerative Cellular Medicine 

Dr. Peterson is recognized for his expertise in the practice of Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Autologous Biocellular regenerative medicine. He has served as international clinical faculty for AAOM’s Certification program in Interventional and Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine (IROM), teaching annual IROM courses in prolotherapy at the Peruvian National Institute for Rehabilitation in Lima, Peru, and with the Latin American Association of Orthopedic Medicine in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 2016 his clinic started the profession’s first CMNE approved integrative residency training program in Regenerative Orthopedics. His peer-reviewed investigational work has been published in both the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Prolotherapy.

Dr. Peterson has been actively using adipose-derived biocellular tissues in his regenerative medicine practice since 2012 and has found this procedure to be remarkably effective in the treatment of advanced osteoarthritis of the hips, knees, ankles, hands, and other joints. He trained with Dr. Harry Adelson and Dr. Robert Alexander in 2012, mastering the art of adipose-derived cell therapy for orthopedic pain and regeneration. He completed accredited onsite training through the Bioheart Adipose-Derived and Bone Marrow Stem Cell Harvesting and Isolation Training Course.

He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management (DAAPM).

In 2009, he was honored with the first annual NCNM Alumni Association award for “The Most Innovative and Groundbreaking Naturopathic Clinical Practice”

Private Practice Lake Oswego, Oregon, 1978- Present. Director of Oregon Regenerative Medicine, a multi-discipline practice specializing in regenerative medicine and prolotherapy. Oregon Regenerative Medicine is dedicated to empowering people to create optimal health through education, inspiration, and natural therapy.

Public Service

Institutional Review Board, International Cellular Medicine Society The International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS) is an international non-profit dedicated to patient safety through strict evaluation of protocols and rigorous oversight of clinics and facilities engaged in the translation of point-of-care cell-based treatments. As a Professional Medical Association, the ICMS represents Physicians and Researchers from over 35 countries who share a mission to provide Scientifically Credible and Medically Appropriate Treatments to Informed Patients. The ICMS Works Tirelessly for the Clinical Translation of Field of Cell-Based Point-of-Care Treatments through Comprehensive Medical Standards and Best Practice Guidelines for Cell-Based Medicine, Strict Evaluation and Rigorous Oversight of Stem Cell Clinics and Facilities through a Global Accreditation Process.

President, Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians Three-one year terms (1979-1982). Duties included leadership in legislative initiatives, governmental relations and public education about the role of Naturopathic Medicine in Oregon health care.

Medical Director, Portland Naturopathic Clinic National University of Naturopathic Medicine, 1984-1987. Chief administrator of the college’s teaching clinic, responsible for the quality of care, staffing, budget, facilities management, and clinical education of naturopathic medical students.

Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine. Appointed to a 3-year term by Oregon’s Governor in 1988 to the five-member licensing board, responsible for administrating ORS-685, the naturopathic licensing act. Reappointed by Governor Barbara Roberts to a second 3-year term in 1991. Served as chair of Budget, Administrative Rule, and College Review committees until 1995. Naturopathic physicians practice under the oldest professional medical license law in the State of Oregon, first established in 1927.

Council on Naturopathic Medical Education Served as Vice President and Secretary to the council and its Commission on Accreditation, 1989-1994. The CNME is the only recognized naturopathic medical school accrediting body in the world and operates under the U.S. Department of Education. CNME serves as the accrediting body for all U.S. and Canadian colleges of Naturopathic medicine. Its primary mission is to protect the public by promoting a standard of excellence in naturopathic medical education.

Board Member, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, 2000-2006. The AANP mission is to serve its members by advancing the profession of naturopathic medicine and preserving its integrity. Our vision is to transform the healthcare system from a disease management system to a comprehensive health program incorporating the vis medicatrix naturae, the healing power of nature.

Opioid Task force member: PDMP Prescriber Practice Review Committee, Oregon Health Authority: Dr. Peterson’s expertise in drug-free pain management has made him a valued player in Oregon’s  state-wide efforts to reduce opioid addiction. For the majority of musculoskeletal pain patients, treating pain with opioids is only window dressing. For comprehensive pain management, the cause of pain must also be treated. At ORM, we specialize in treating the cause of pain.


Doctor Of Naturopathic Medicine National College of Naturopathic Medicine, 1978; Portland, Oregon. 

Certification in Prolotherapy, American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine

Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management

Bachelor of Science Kansas Newman College; Wichita, Kansas

Research Published:

Efficacy of One Day Training in Low-Cost Manual Preparation of High Cellular Platelet Rich Plasma, Noel S. Peterson, ND, DAAPM & K. Dean Reeves, MD, FAAPM&R, Journal of Prolotherapy. 2014;6:e922-e927

Combination glutathione and anthocyanins as an alternative for skin care during external beam radiation, T. Miko Enomoto, MD Thomas Johnson MD, Noel Peterson ND, Louis Homer MD, Deb Walts RN, and Nathalie Johnson MD, American Journal of Surgery, Volume 189, Number 5; 627-631.

Combined Glutathione and Anthocyanins: An Improved Alternative for Skin Care During External Beam Radiation, Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 2008- A collaborative 150 patient placebo-controlled double-blind study at Kaiser Hospitals and Legacy Hospitals


Faculty 4th Congresso Latinoamericano de Medicina MusculoeEsqueletica, Mendoza Argentina, Augusto 2018:

  • Plasma rico en plaquetas (PRP) – Células madre – Ácido hialurónico. Fundamentos científicos. Modos distintos de preparación. Ventajas y desventajas. PRP celular vs acelular. Técnicas de aplicación. Selección de pacientes. Dr. Fabio Lana (Indaiatuba, Brasil) – Dr. Noel Peterson (Oregon, EEUU). Moderador: Dr. Gonzalo Yamauchi (Argentina).
  • ¿Por qué algunos pacientes no reparan en forma adecuada? Estudios de laboratorio previo a las inyecciones de regeneración. Suplementación. Perspectiva estadounidense. Se debe preparar el terreno para realizar Inyecciones de regeneración? Dr. Noel Peterson (EEUU)
  • Bloqueo del ganglio estrellado. Técnica e indicaciones. Noel Peterson ND, Oregon (EEUU)
  • Uso de PRP en ACV, TEC y en enfermedades neurodegenerativas. Noel Peterson ND Oregon (EEUU)

Faculty in Prolotherapy: American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine IROM 202 course, Lima, Peru, July 2015, July 2016: Course is sponsored by the Latin American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine and the Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Dra. Adriana Rebaza Flores, a fully accredited teaching hospital entirely dedicated to rehabilitation. It is a required course for Interventional and Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine Certification (IROM). Each year we treat over 500 patients while training physicians from all over North America and South America. The course provides hands-on training in the diagnosis and prolotherapy treatment of a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

Faculty in Regenerative Medicine, Latin American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2016. 2-day hands-on course in Platelet Rich Plasma and Adipose-Derived Stem Cells.

Associate Professor in Clinical Neurology, National College of Naturopathic Medicine; Portland, Oregon; 1979-1983

Faculty, NATI Prolotherapy workshops, Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection, 2005-present.

Professional Memberships:

International Cellular Medicine Society

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians

American Association of Orthopedic Medicine

American Academy of Pain Management

Naturopathic Academy of Therapeutic Injection

Presented the following topics:

Naturopathic Regenerative Orthopedics: What really works? American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, 2017 Annual Conference and Scientific Congress, Phoenix, AZ

The Elbow in Pain: What to Do, What Not to Do, National University of Natural Medicine, Health Biz Expo, Portland, OR, April 2010

Physical Rehab Essentials: Keep it Simple for Success, National University of Natural Medicine, Elders conference, Portland, OR, June 2010

Knee Rehabilitation and Prolotherapy, NATI Module 4, Portland OR May 2009

Prolotherapy Assessment and Treatment of the Elbow, NATI Module 2, Vancouver BC, October 2007

A Walk in the PARQ: informed consent in naturopathic injection therapy. NATI Conference Module II, Phoenix AZ, Aug 2005

Reduced Glutathione and Anthocyanins in Skin Care During External Beam Radiation, AANP Annual Convention, Phoenix AZ 2005.

Prolotherapy: Assessment and Treatment of the Elbow, NATI Conference Module II, Portland, OR June 2006

Migraine Headaches, an Integrated Naturopathic Approach NUNM Homecoming Elders Conference, June 1997 NCNM, Portland, Oregon

Advanced Institute on Geriatric Care Management: Clinical and Ethical Challenges National Association of Geriatric Care Managers Annual Meeting, May 19-21, 1996; Portland, Oregon

Progesterone in Premature Labor NUNM O.B. Symposium, 1991, Portland, Oregon

Thyroid Function Pregnancy and Postnatal Mothers MANA Conference (Midwives Alliance of North America), February 19, 1989, Portland. Oregon

Naturopathic Treatment of Otitis Media NUNM Pediatrics Symposium, Oct. 29, 1988. Portland, Oregon

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