Dr. Geoffrey Peitz smiling for his staff photo.

Geoffrey Peitz, M.D.

Graduated 2023


B.S. - Davidson College (May 2012)

Medical School

M.D. - Indiana University School of Medicine (May 2016)

Graduate School

Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Neurosurgery (July 2016 to present)

Professional Interests

Assistant in Dr. Xiao-Ming Xu’s spinal cord injury laboratory

Assistant in Dr. Jeff Kline’s pulmonary embolism laboratory

Stewart LK, Peitz GW, Nordenholz KE, Courtney DM, Kabrhel C, Jones AE, Rondina MT, Diercks DB, Klinger JR, Kline JA. Contribution of fibrinolysis to the physical component summary of the SF-36 after acute submassive pulmonary embolism. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis. 2015 Aug;40(2):161-6.

Peitz GW, Troyer J, Jones AE, Shapiro NI, Nelson RD, Hernandez J, Kline JA. Association of body mass index with increased cost of care and length of stay for emergency department patients with chest pain and dyspnea. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. 2014 Mar;7(2):292-8.

. Peitz GW, Strickland JC, Pitts EG, Foley M, Tonidandel S, Smith MA. Peer influences on drug self-administration: an econometric analysis in socially housed rats. Behavioural Pharmacology. 2013 Apr;24(2):114-23.

Smith MA, Cole KT, Iordanou JC, Kerns DC, Newsom PC, Peitz GW, Schmidt KT. The mu/kappa agonist nalbuphine attenuates sensitization to the behavioral effects of cocaine. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 2013 Mar;104:40-6.

5. Peitz GW and Smith MA. “Social Contact Shifts Demand for Cocaine.” Poster presented at the Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience satellite meeting of the 40th Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. San Diego, California. 2010 Nov 15.

Awards & Accomplishments

Distinguished Military Graduate George C. Marshall Army ROTC Award