Peter A. Anton, MD

Peter A. Anton, MD



Dr. Anton graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1977 and received his MD from Case Western Reserve University in 1983. He did fellowship work at the Cholera Hospital, ICDDR, in Bangladesh in 1983 and a year fellowship in pathology in 1981 in Cleveland’s Institute of Pathology. He performed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Bringham and Women’s Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. Dr. Anton began in his work at UCLA in 1986 with a gastroenterology fellowship and has been on faculty since 1989.



UCLA School of Medicine, 1989


Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1986


Brigham and Women's Hospital, 1984


Case Western Reserve Univ School of Medicine, MD, 1983

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



Dr. Anton's research focuses on the degree of mucosal inflammation and altered co-receptor expression associated with HIV infection and associated therapeutic interventions, the potential use of the mucosa as a route of HIV immunization with various HIV vaccine candidates as well as microbicides for HIV mucosal prevention, investigating the interaction of HSV and HIV in mucosal pathogenesis and efforts to clarify the role of compartments in HIV pathogenesis.

He has been PI on over 30 clinical trials including two Phase I HIV vaccine trials and two Phase I anti-HIV topical microbicide trials. He recently completed research as PI of the NIH IPCP U19 award "Microbicide Development Program" (MDP), with national/international sub-study sites, focusing on a developmental pipeline for rectal microbicides. These rectal microbicide efforts have continued with both the Clinical Trials Project within the second IPCP U19 Combination HIV Antiretroviral Rectal Microbicide (CHARM) which has six exploratory pre-Phase I microbicide trials and JHU's DREAM project. His research has expanded into delayed-release vaginal drug delivery and IM/injectable drug delivery with Oak Crest Institute of Sciences' U19 and Northwestern University's UM1 SLAPHIV.

Dr. Anton is active in several NIH-sponsored national HIV networks including the AIDS Clinical Trial Group (ACTG), HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN), HIV Clinical Pharmacology Quality Assurance Program Advisory Board (CPQA AB), HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN), HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC), the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) and the HVTN Mucosal Immunology Focus Group (HVTN MIG).


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021