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Peter Dirksmeier, MD

Dr. Dirksmeier is extensively trained in the operative and non-operative management of all developmental, degenerative, pathologic, and traumatic conditions of the spine. A native of New England, Dr. Dirksmeier attended Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts on an ROTC Scholarship. Upon graduation, he was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps and served as a marine aviator and intelligence officer before earning his medical degree. While completing his general surgical internship and orthopedic surgical residency, Dr. Dirksmeier developed an interest in spinal surgery and completed an orthopedic spinal surgery fellowship under several nationally known experts in the field.

Dr. Dirksmeier has been involved in spinal surgery outcomes research and has published technique articles in subspecialty journals describing his minimally invasive surgical techniques. His elective practice is devoted to evaluating and treating spine problems. Dr. Dirksmieir is on staff at Frisbie Memorial Hospital in Rochester and Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover, where he serves on the Board of Trustees.


Did you know? Dr. Dirksmeier is on the Board of Trustees at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital.

Subspecialties: Spine Surgery, Hip Surgery

Medical Degree: University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Internships: General Surgery: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Spinal Surgery, Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Certifications: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow), American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Diplomate), Seacoast Spine Study Group, New England Spine Study Group, North American Spine Society, New Hampshire Orthopaedic Society, New Hampshire Medical Society

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