Peter Tippett, MD, PhD
Dr. Tippett is Vice President of The Verizon Incubator and is Verizon’s Chief Medical Officer. He is responsible for Verizon’s healthcare strategy and the development of an extensive portfolio of solutions that enable the rapidly evolving healthcare information technology ecosystem.
Dr. Tippett has worked as an emergency room doctor and as a helicopter emergency physician and carries a California physician and surgeon license. His PhD work included the discovery and modelling of new regulatory mechanisms for glucose by the enzyme glucokinase. He worked for Nobel Laureates Robert Bruce Merrifield (chemistry, 1984) and Stanford Moore (chemistry, 1972) at Rockefeller University where Dr. Tippett was the first person to synthesize an active segment of an immunoglobulin. Earlier, he worked in the Charles Glueck laboratory in Cincinnati where he was one of the first individuals to research and consume “sucrose-octa-ester” (now called Olestra).
Dr. Tippett obtained a BS in biology from Kalamazoo College, and a MD and PhD in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University. He is board certified in internal medicine.
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