picture of Dr. Shayna Peter Naturopathic Doctor Chicago

Dr. Shayna E. Peter, NMD, LDN

Functional Medicine Naturopathic Doctor, Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

Languages: English, Spanish; conversational Portuguese

Dr. Shayna Peter is a Functional Medicine Naturopathic Doctor with a focus in skin conditions & autoimmune disease. She is dedicated to providing holistic health care that addresses the root cause and empowers individuals to take an active role in their health. Her unique combination of conventional MD training, naturopathic medicine training, and 11 years of experience in nutrition allows her incorporate the best treatments eastern and western medicine have to offer Dr. Peter also serves as an expert contributor on holistic dermatology to local and national media outlets.

Dr. Peter is a Chicago native. She completed her undergraduate studies at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with Honors. She went on to work in the nonprofit sector developing health programming for Chicago Public Schools.

Dr. Peter completed her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine through Meharry Medical College and National University of Health Sciences, 1 of 7 schools accredited by the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC). She believes an integrative approach to healthcare is critically important and allows health providers to partner with individuals to explore treatment options that will improve clinical results and while minimizing adverse effects.


Reliability assessment and validation of the postacne hyperpigmentation index (PAHPI), a new instrument to measure postinflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne vulgaris. Savory SA,  Agim NG, Mao R, Peter S, Wang C, Maldonado G, Bearden Dietert J, ....Pandya AG. Journal of American Academy of Dermatology.  2014 Jan;70(1):108-14