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Christopher Peer, MS, MD
Board-certified in orthopaedic surgery, fellowship-trained in sports medicine, a fellow of the AAOS and an active member of the AOSSM.
Phone(906) 483-1040
LocationPortage Health Medical Group - Hancock
Surgery Suite
500 Campus Drive
Hancock, MI 49930

"I truly aim to care for athletes at every level, from professional athletes to college athletes and even the weekend warrior."

Clinical Expertise and Experience

Dr. Peer specializes in knee and shoulder surgeries and has fellowship-training in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He graduated from Georgetown Medical School in 2000 and has been working in orthopaedics and sports medicine ever since. He has performed over 2,000 surgeries.


Below is a partial list of the procedures Dr. Peer performs:

  • ACL
  • PCL
  • Multiligament knee injuries, lateral and posterolateral reconstructions
  • Meniscal procedures and repairs
  • Total and partial knee replacement
  • Arthroscopic and open shoulder instability, Bankart repairs, rotator cuff and labral repairs
  • Trauma and fracture care including complex trauma and fracture injuries
  • General hand surgeries addressing carpal tunnel, DeQeurvains, as well as trigger releases and tendon repairs


  • Board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons (ABOS)
  • Fellow - American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Active Member - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • New England Shoulder and Elbow Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Honors and Awards

  • Franklin Dickson Award for Outstanding Performance 2006, UMKC
  • Resident Instructor of the Year Award, 2005, Dept of Orthopaedics, UNM
  • Staff Leadership Award, 2005, Dept of Orthopaedics, UNM
  • Robert Hayes Academic Achievement Award 2003, Dept of Orthopaedics, UNM

Sports- and Athlete-specific History:

  • Affiliated Team Physician for the Kansas City Chiefs,  2005-2012 
  • Preparticipation Exams, Game Sideline coverage, Summer Camp Full-time coverage, NFL Combine Orthopaedic evaluations
  • Team Physician – North Country High School: Athlete medical care, sideline coverage
  • Team Physician – Lake Region High School: Athlete medical care
  • Team Physician - Lyndon State College
  • Team Physician - Michigan Technological University
  • PEP Program Education to regional High School Coaches, A.D.’s and Physical Therapists
  • Educational Conferences with Regional P.T.’s on Sports Topics (e.g. PRP and ACL Rehab)
  • Lectures to Jay Peak Ski Patrol on Management of Acute Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Community Education – Total Joint School Two-hour class every 6-8 weeks

Publications and Research:

Journal Articles  

  • Arzoxifene, a new selective estrogen receptor modulator for chemoprevention of experimental breast cancer. Suh N, Glasebrook AL, Palkowitz AD, Bryant HU, Burris LL, Starling JJ, Pearce HL, Williams C, Peer C, Wang Y, Sporn MB. Cancer Res. 2001 Dec 1;61(23):8412-5.
  • Retinoids increase cell-cell adhesion strength, beta-catenin protein stability, and localization to the cell membrane in a breast cancer cell line: a role for serine kinase activity. Byers S, Pishvaian M, Crockett C, Peer C, Tozeren A, Sporn M, Anzano M, Lechleider R. Endocrinology. 1996 Aug;137(8):3265-73.
  • Chemoprevention of mammary carcinogenesis in the rat: combined use of raloxifene and 9-cis-retinoic acid. Anzano MA, Peer CW, Smith JM, Mullen LT, Shrader MW, Logsdon DL, Driver CL, Brown CC, Roberts AB, Sporn MB. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1996 Jan 17;88(2):123-5.
  • The Chemopreventive activity of tamoxifen, N-(4-hydroxyphenyl)retinamide, and the vitamin D analogue Ro24-5531 for androgen-promoted carcinomas of the rat seminal vesicle and prostate. Lucia MS, Anzano MA, Slayter MV, Anver MR, Green DM, Shrader MW, Logsdon DL, Driver CL, Brown CC, Peer CW, et al. Cancer Res. 1995 Dec 1;55(23):5621-7.
  • Characterization of a CO: heterodisulfide oxidoreductase system from acetate-grown Methanosarcina thermophila. Peer CW, Painter MH, Rasche ME, Ferry JG. J Bacteriol. 1994 Nov;176(22):6974-9.
  • Prevention of breast cancer in the rat with 9-cis-retinoic acid as a single agent and in combination with tamoxifen. Anzano MA, Byers SW, Smith JM, Peer CW, Mullen LT, Brown CC, Roberts AB, Sporn MB. Cancer Res. 1994 Sep 1;54(17):4614-7.
  • 1 alpha,25-Dihydroxy-16-ene-23-yne-26,27-hexafluorocholecalciferol (Ro24-5531), a new deltanoid (vitamin D analogue) for prevention of breast cancer in the rat. Anzano MA, Smith JM, Uskokovic MR, Peer CW, Mullen LT, Letterio JJ, Welsh MC, Shrader MW, Logsdon DL, Driver CL, et al. Cancer Res. 1994 Apr 1;54(7):1653-6.

Published Abstracts and Presentations:  

  • LY353381.HCl, a new benzothiophene for chemoprevention of breast cancer. Sporn MB, Suh N, Peer C, Williams C, Roebuck B, Glasebrook A, et al. Proc Annu Meet Am Assoc Cancer Res. 38A3538, Mar 1997.
  • Prevention of experimental breast and prostate cancer with retinoids as single agents and in combination with related ligands. Sporn MB, Robert AB, Anzano M, Danielpour D, Lucia M, Peer C, Brown C. Proceedings, Fifth International Congress on Hormones and Cancer. Quebec. Aug 1995.
  • Vitamin D analogue synergizes with tamoxifen in prevention of mammary carcinogenesis. Anzano MA, Smith JM, Peer CW, Welsh M, Shrader M, Logsdon D, Driver C, Brown CC, Uskokovic M, Sporn MB. Gordon Conference. Jul 1995.
  • Vitamin D analogue synergizes with tamoxifen in prevention of mammary carcinogenesis. Anzano MA, Smith JM, Peer CW, Welsh M, Shrader M, Logsdon D, Driver C, Brown CC, Uskokovic M, Sporn MB. Proc Annu Meet Am Assoc Cancer Res. 35:623. Mar 1994
  • Use, Safety and Outcome of Collagraft Triphasic Bone Substitue After Resection of Pediatric Benign Bone Tumors. C. Peer, RS Scwhend, E Benson. Carrie Tingley Winter Conference. Jan 2005. Albuquerque, NM
  • Approach to Management of Acute Hand Injuries and Infections. C. Peer, MD. 25th Annual American College of Emergency Physicians NM Emergency Medicine Symposium. Apr 2, 2005. Albuquerque, NM
  • Rotational Laxity Measurements Predict Outcome After ACL Reconstruction. T. Branch, J Browne, J. Campbell, C. Peer. Abstract Submitted. ISAKOS Congress 2007

Specializing in...

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

Medical School
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

in Sports Medicine, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute/UMKC, Leawood, KS

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