Faculty Profile

Peter V. Tishler, MD

Peter V. Tishler, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Physician to the Active Staff, Division of Genetics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Clinical Affiliate, Department of Medicine, VA Boston Healthcare System

Other Affiliation(s)

Courtesy Staff, Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Consultant Staff, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Staff, Brigham & Women’s Hospital:Channing Laboratory, Division of Sleep Medicine
Division of Genetics Partners Healthcare System: Partners Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine

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Channing Laboratory
181 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Inter-office Mail Address

Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Avenue

Phone 617-525-2123
Fax 617-731-1541

Email peter.tishler@channing.harvard.edu
Email ptishler@partners.org

Society Memberships

American Society of Human Genetics
International Genetic Epidemiology Society
International Society for Twin Studies

Research Unit(s)

Brigham & Women’s Hospital: Channing Laboratory, Division of Sleep Medicine, Division of Genetics
Partners Healthcare System: Partners Center for Genetics and Genomics

Research Interests

Determining the genetic basis of sleep apnea syndromes, bicuspid aortic valve, and prostate cancer; clinical studies of the porphyrias; establishing a Scandinavian twin registry; history of medicine.


Sau Wai Cheung, PhD, 1975-1979
Frances I. Lewitter, PhD, 1977-1980
Susan Redline, MD,  1984-1987


Maxwell Finland, MD
Sidney H. Ingbar, MD
Charles J. Epstein, MD
Christian Anfinsen, PhD

Research Funding

Brigham and Women's Genetics Research Fund (from donations from patients)


Attending physician in medicine, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, VA Boston Healthcare System

Selected Publications

Tishler PV, Carey VJ. Can comparison of MZ- and DZ-twin concordance rates be used invariably to estimate heritability?
Twin Res Hum Genet. 2007 Oct;10(5):712-7. [PMID: 17903111]

Palmer LJ, Buxbaum SG, Larkkin EK, Patel SR, Elston RC, Tishler PV, Redline S. Whole genome scan for obstructive sleep apnea and obesity in African-American families.
Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2004 Jun 15;169(12):1314-21. Epub 2004 Apr 7.
[PMID: 15070816]

Other articles, editorials, letters

Zhou B, Tishler PV. Acute porphyria drug database. 
Porphyria Foundation Drug Search database

Textbook chapters

Patel SR, Tishler PV.  Familial and Genetic Factors; in Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Pathophysiology, Comorbidities and Consequences, ed CA Kushida. New York, Informa Healthcare, 2007, pp 223-42.

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