I enjoy the time I spend with my patients. I love learning about their families, their travels and their ideas. And I have always felt honored to be able to help them live healthier, more fulfilling lives. At Bryn Mawr Personal Healthcare, this is my highest priority.
Peter G. Spitzer, M.D.
After graduating from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in Human Biology, Dr. Spitzer attended Louisiana State University Medical School in New Orleans. He then moved to Boston for his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching facility. He remained at the Deaconess Hospital for an additional two years to complete a fellowship in Infectious Disease and subsequently joined the staff at the Lahey Clinic Medical Center, practicing both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.
By that time, Dr. Spitzer had a young family and he decided to make the move to Philadelphia to be closer to his extended family. After considering a number of opportunities, he opened a practice in Bryn Mawr specializing in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. At the time, he was new to suburban Philadelphia and was not sure that this fledgling practice would take off. Thankfully, through hard work and his ability to connect with patients, he was busier than ever.
While his primary interest has always been patient care, Dr. Spitzer wanted to be able to spend more time with individual patients. He never wanted to be one of those physicians with their hand on the door, rushing to move on to the next patient. His strong suit has always been his ability to truly listen to his patients’ medical histories and concerns, in order to properly diagnose and treat their illnesses, whether simple or complex. In 2004, in an effort to provide the highest quality of care to his patients, Dr. Spitzer opened Bryn Mawr Personal Healthcare as a way to deliver the superior level of care that his patients deserve.
Brown University, Providence, RI – B.A. Human Biology, 1977
Louisiana State University Medical School, New Orleans, LA – M.D. 1981
Intern in Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston, MA, 1981-1982
Resident in Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital, 1982-1984
Fellow in Infectious Disease, New England Deaconess Hospital, 1984-1986
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1984
Diplomate, Subspecialty Board of Infectious Disease, 1988
Harvard Medical School Clinical Faculty, Boston, MA, 1981-1989
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease, Lahey Clinic Medical Center, Burlington, MA, 1986-1989
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA, 1989-present (Chief of service, 1995-1998)
Society of Sigma Xi, 1977
Aesculapian Honor Society, LSU Medical School, 1978-1981
Most Outstanding Resident award, New England Deaconess Hospital, 1983
Fellow, American College of Physicians, 1990
Distinguished Teaching Award, Medical House Staff, Bryn Mawr Hospital, 1991
Top Docs in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine, 1994-1996, 2004-present
Harvard Medical School, 1983-1987
Lahey Clinic Medical Center, 1987-1989
Bryn Mawr Hospital, 1989-2019
New England Journal of Medicine
Journal of the American Medical Association
Annals of Internal Medicine
Reviews of Infectious Disease
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
European Journal of Clinical Microbiology
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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