Pieter grew up in the northeastern Massachusetts town of Tyngsboro and began his journey into orthopedics after tearing his ACL during a high school soccer game. The rehabilitation process fascinated him, and he went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He then spent 8 years working in an outpatient physical therapy clinic where he developed his passion for helping patients of all ages recover from their injuries and return to the activities they love. Pieter earned his Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the MGH Institute of Health Professionals in 2022. He enjoys snowboarding, ocean kayaking, traveling, and anything that involves football, soccer, or dogs!