Staff Dr. Shawinsky



Dr. Arlene Shawinsky was born and raised in South Africa, and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She practiced there, and in London, England, before locating to Charleston with her husband and sons in the fall of 1989. Then, she completed her residency in pediatrics at The Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Shawinsky has extensive experience in Development Pediatrics, but is passionate in all aspects of pediatrics, particularly the mother-newborn diad. She has lectured and taught medical students, and continues to do so, as well as being a preceptor to Nurse Practitioner students. Dr. Shawinsky was a founding member of the HALOS Board of Directors, and still actively helps raise money for abused and neglected children.

She is married to Peter Rosenthal, her wonderful and understanding husband, and has 3 sons who have grown into outstanding young men and she is very proud to be their mom!!

Dr. Shawinsky is very involved in her community and she received the first ‘Woman Who Makes a Difference’ by her synagogue. She is also active on the Advisory Board for Jewish Studies at The College of Charleston. In her spare time, Dr. Shawinsky enjoys reading, cooking, and swimming.