Peter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine (HIV/AIDS)
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.
Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed
- HIV Infection
- Safe Sex
- Decision Point: Should I start antiretroviral drugs for HIV infection even though I have no symptoms?
- PhD in Genetics: University of Washington, Seattle, 1981
- M.D.: University of Washington, 1985
- Residency: Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Washington, 1985–1986
- Residency: Dept. of Medicine, University of Washington, 1986–1990
- Chief Medical Resident: Providence Medical Center, Seattle, 1989–1990
- University of Washington, Seattle:
- Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, 2006–present
- Medical Director, HIV Program, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, 1996–present
- Attending Physician, Swedish Medical Center
- American College of Physicians
- American Academy of HIV Medicine
- Association of Physicians for AIDS Care
- Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
- Physicians for Social Responsibility
- Lori F, Pollard RB, Whitman L, Bakare N, Blick G, Shalit P, et al. (2005). Lowering the dose of hydroxyurea minimizes toxicity and maximizes anti-HIV potency. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, 21(4): 263–272.
- O'Neill J, Shalit P (1992). Health care of the gay male patient. Primary Care, 19(1): 191–201.
- Shalit P (1998). Living Well, the Gay Man's Essential Health Guide, New York: Alyson Publications.