Dr. Shayna E. Peter, NMD,CNS®,LDN

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Languages: Fluency in English and Spanish; conversational Portuguese

Functional Medicine Naturopathic Doctor
Board Certified Nutrition Specialist® Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist

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. With her combination of conventional MD training, naturopathic medicine training, and 10 years of experience in nutrition, she brings a unique skill set to patient care.

Dr. Peter is a Chicago native. Her passion for health and wellness began as a high school student. 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 in 2007. 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