Heather Peto, MD, MPH

Position title: Assistant Professor

Division of Hospital Medicine & Complex Care
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Heather M. Peto, MD, MPH


BS, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
Global Health Fellowship, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
Fellowship, Division of Tuberculosis, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia
MPH, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
MD, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin
Residency, Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Texas–Houston, Houston, Texas

Professional Activities

Dr. Heather Peto is a clinical associate professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Complex Care and the Department of Medicine’s hospital medicine division. Peto’s professional interests include improving the quality of patient and family transitions from pediatric to adult hospital medicine. Peto has a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine.

Clinical Interests

Peto’s clinical time is evenly divided between internal medicine and pediatrics to facilitate her interest in this transition. Her other long-term interests include global health and the impacts of cultural and environment factors on health care delivery.

Research Interests

Peto is interested in developing educational and professional materials that clearly compare and contrast the culture and practice of medicine between adult and pediatric medicine, particularly in hospital settings.