Peter, Paul, Jon, and Janna work as a team.
If you have an urgent problem such as an STD or an injury, it's more likely you'll be offered an appointment with Jon, Paul, or Janna. If you are new to the practice, either Jon, Paul, or Janna could be your primary provider, or you could choose Peter as your primary by joining his concierge (subscription) program, SignatureMD. Peter, Jon, Paul, and Janna work together on more complex medical situations.
Peter Shalit, MD, PhD
Dr. Shalit was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey and Massachusetts. He went to college at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, then moved to Seattle where he obtained his PhD in Genetics from the University of Washington in 1981. Realizing in his mid-twenties that he wanted to be a physician, he enrolled in the University of Washington Medical School, from which he graduated in 1985. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in 1989. His involvement in HIV care started in the early 1980s while still in medical school.
In 1990 Dr. Shalit started practice by taking over the practice of Dr. Henry Kuharic upon Dr. Kuharic's retirement. In 1991 Dr. Shalit merged his space with the practice of Jeffrey Olliffe, MD, which was next door. In 2015 the practice moved to its current location in Cabrini Tower on First Hill in Seattle.
Dr. Shalit takes care of a diverse group of adults of all ages, gender identities and sexual orientations, including a large cadre of people living with HIV. He feels blessed to have been part of the transformation of HIV infection from a life-threating illness to a manageable chronic condition, with the introduction of effective treatments in the mid-1990s.
Dr. Shalit is Board Certified by the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of HIV Medicine. He is Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine and is involved in the training of health professionals students in HIV care and the health care of sexual and gender minorities. He lives on Capitol Hill with his husband and three cats.
Paul Algeo, PharmD, PA-C
Originally from Spokane, Paul moved to Seattle to attend the University of Washington in 2003. He finished his B.S. in Biology and then was accepted into the UW School of Pharmacy program in 2007. During the pharmacy program he realized that he could best utilize his pharmacy skill sets by becoming a medical provider and applied to the MEDEX physician assistant program at UW. He was accepted as a dual PharmD/PA candidate and graduated in 2012.
Paul joined Dr. Shalit's practice in 2013 and has enjoyed the opportunity to practice primary care medicine that also involves HIV, PrEP, and LGBTQ care. He regularly takes on PA, nursing, and medical students for their clinical rotations who desire to learn more about providing HIV care in a primary care setting. Also, he routinely volunteers with the MEDEX (UW's Physician Assistant training) program to give lectures, participate in HIV/LGBTQ seminars, and help interview applicants to the MEDEX program. Outside of clinic, Paul enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new baking recipes, and going on adventures with his husband.
Jon White, PA-C
Jon grew up in Colorado Springs and moved to Washington in 1999 to attend the University of Puget Sound, where he received a bachelor’s degree in business. He worked as an account manager for an insurance brokerage firm until 2008. Unfulfilled working in business, he decided to change professions and pursue a career as a Physician Assistant, which would allow him to serve others and help them achieve their healthcare goals.
To acquire the prerequisites for PA school he gained Medical Assistant certification in 2010. As a MA, Jon worked at the Polyclinic in Endocrinology, Family Medicine, and Gastroenterology until 2015 when he was accepted into the MEDEX Physician Assistant program at the University of Washington. During his time at the Polyclinic he also volunteered at Gay City’s testing center, and helped raise money for the American Diabetes Association.
Jon’s personal interests include tennis, hiking, camping, photography. He is a member of Seattle’s Gay and Lesbian Tennis Association and also belongs to the Seattle Mycological Society.
Jon is looking forward to being able to serve the LGBTQ community. His special interests include endocrine disorders, especially diabetes, as well as transgender care.
Janna Cuneo, MSN, FNP-BC
Janna (pronounced Jah-nah) grew in small town Connecticut. She received her BA in both Psychology and Religious Anthropology from Macalester College in 2004. She has participated in a wide range of healthcare roles from 2005 to 2010. During this stretch, she put herself thru a BS in Nursing at Seattle University and in 2010 she started as a Staff RN at Swedish Medical Center on First Hill working in acute care.
After working in hospital settings, Janna switched her focus to Primary Care in a community setting. While working for Neighborcare Health, she received her MSN from Georgetown University along with Board Certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners in 2015, and has been working as a Family Practice Nurse Practitioner ever since.
Janna’s professional interests include care for the homeless, sex and body positive health promotion, transgender care, and trying to eradicate health and income disparities in communities of color. She loves to teach and has trained students from UW School of Medicine, MedEx PA Program, and School of Nursing, along with ARNP students from Seattle University and Frontier University.
Personally, Janna is thrilled to serve her queer community in Seattle, and bring shame-free reproductive and internal medicine to her patients. Her life goals include: becoming that fabulous old lady who can make anything from scratch, master storytelling, and traveling with her life partner, Dan.