Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases


Dr. Peter Shalit reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. Shalit is an internist who specializes in HIV care. Since 1990, he has been in private practice in Seattle, Washington, caring for several hundred patients infected with HIV. Dr. Shalit is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington and is Medical Director for the HIV Research Program at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle.

Education and Training

PhD: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1981

MD: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1985

Residency in Psychiatry: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1985-1986

Residency in Medicine: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1986-1990

Chief Medical Resident: Providence Medical Center, Seattle, WA, 1989-1990


American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

University of Washington, Seattle, WA:

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, 2006-present
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, 1995-2006
  • Clinical Instructor in Medicine, 1990-1995

Financial Disclosure

The final approval of Healthwise content is always made by a clinician with no financial conflicts.

Dr. Shalit has received consulting fees from Gilead Sciences, Tibotec, Genentech, and ViiV. He is also on the speaker's bureau for Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Tibotec and ViiV as well as being involved in grant and research support with Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck and Tibotec.

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