Dr. Peter Banitt

Internal Medicine - Cardiology
Tualatin, OR
32 years experience male


Northwest Cardiovascular Institute



19260 SW 65th Ave, Suite 420, Tualatin

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Insurances accepted


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Dr. Banitt received his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN and graduated from University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He then furthered his medical training by completing his internal medicine residency at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital, and completing his general and interventional cardiology fellowship training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Both are Teaching Hospitals affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Banitt enjoys seeing patients with all types of cardiovascular problems (Heart failure, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, valve diseases, etc.) and has a sub-specialty interest in coronary and peripheral interventions. This includes treating patients with coronary artery narrowings with balloon angioplasty or stents. He is also able to treat peripheral artery disease by performing interventions in diseased vessels in the legs. In addition to his procedural interests, Dr. Banitt has an interest in promoting healthy living in his patients and working with naturopathic and complimentary medical providers in the Portland area if his patients desire this to be part of their treatment plan. Dr. Banitt would like to get to know each person as an individual and make sure they understand their particular heart condition and how we are working to treat it. Outside of work, Dr.Banitt is married and has twin daughters. His wife, Susan Pease Banitt LCSW, is a psychotherapist and author. Her book A Trauma Tool Kit, Healing PTSD from the Inside Out, was recently published by Quest Books. He and his family enjoy horseback riding, camping and eating locally grown, organic foods.

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Internal Medicine - Cardiology


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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Banitt
32 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Immediately after a stent is placed and for approximately 1 year, patients are given blood thinners such as aspirin and Plavix (or some other drugs) T ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Banitt
32 years experience Cardiology
Probably OK: Most people will have some ectopic beats of PVCs or PACs (premature atrial contractions) If these are isolated and do not cause fainting, dizziness, ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Banitt
32 years experience Cardiology
Scans are reviewed: There are many different types of holter monitoring systems, but typically a computer does the initial report and then a technician ensures that the c ... Read More
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Mar 17, 2013
Great responses, very precise.
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr Banitt provide very detailed information and care in a very compassionate manner. He was very attentive to my needs and questions.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Banitt is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank you. This book helped me so much. I have PTSD and The Trauma Tool Kit helped me learn about myself and about my PTSD. Thank you for posting this. It truly changed my life.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! This was not my post but I have severe anxiety also with concerns with my heart as well, and I appreciate the time you put in to answer
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I get to the doctors office at least once a year and they always listen to my heart.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
Graduated 1989MD


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Top Doctors, Portland Monthly Magazine
Alpha Omega Alpha
US News Top Doctor


American College of Cardiology
Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions
Pacific Heart Associates
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