Peter Shields, MD

Peter Shields


College of Medicine


Internal Medicine

Academic Title


Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Breast Neoplasms, Lung Neoplasms, Tobacco Use Disorder, DNA Damage, Environmental Exposure, Cocarcinogenesis

Dr. Shields' focus of research is on the development of phenotypes and gene-environment interactions for cancer risk, focusing on both breast cancer risk and the other on tobacco-related harm. Major initiatives, grant projects and contracts that Dr. Shields has directed included a multi-institution contract from the National Cancer Institute directed towards developing new methods to study tobacco products. He also led a Department of Defense Breast Cancer Center of Excellence to understand why alcohol drinking causes breast cancer, and is used as a paradigm for cancer risk relating to nutrition.

Education and Background


  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania, PA (USA)

  • M.D., Mount Sinai School of Medicine

    New York, NY (USA)


  • Internship, Internal Medicine

    The George Washington University Hospital

    Washington, DC

  • Residency, Internal Medicine

    The George Washington University Hospital

    Washington, DC


  • Clinical Fellowship, Hematology and Oncology, Joint Program

    National Cancer Institute (NCI) and The George Washington University Hospital (Washington, DC) and the

    Washington, D.C.

Office Locations

D920 James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Inst

460 W 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210




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