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.

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine—1989

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

Academic Appointments

University of Washington, Seattle:
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, 2006–present

Hospital Affiliations

Medical Director, HIV Program, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, 1996–present
Attending Physician, Swedish Medical Center

Professional Affiliations

American College of Physicians
American Academy of HIV Medicine
Association of Physicians for AIDS Care
Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Physicians for Social Responsibility

Selected Publications/Books

  1. 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.
  2. O'Neill J, Shalit P (1992). Health care of the gay male patient. Primary Care, 19(1): 191–201.
  3. Shalit P (1998). Living Well, the Gay Man's Essential Health Guide, New York: Alyson Publications.

Financial Disclosure

This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

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