Dr. Peter is assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her BA in psychology from Cornell University and her MD from Columbia University. She completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked for the Indian Health Service on the Navajo reservation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. She completed fellowship training in adolescent medicine at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Peter joined the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in 2001. She sees outpatients in the Adolescent Care Center and cares for hospital patients in the CHOP adolescent inpatient unit. Her clinical interests are family planning care for underserved youth; adolescent gynecology; diagnostic dilemmas; adolescents with chronic illness; and transition to adult care. As Dr. Peter maintained an adult practice at the University of Pennsylvania for 10 years, she has considerable experience helping patients transition from the pediatric to the adult health care system.
Dr. Peter is the director of the adolescent fellowship program and oversees resident education in the Adolescent Care Center, where she is the co-medical director. Dr. Peter's research interests include transitioning adolescents with chronic illness to adult care; and stress and coping in adolescent victims of violence. Dr. Peter lives in Philadelphia with her husband and three children.« Back to Previous Page