Peter Tippett ’75 Wins U.S. Chamber of Commerce Award

1975 Kalamazoo College alumnus Peter Tippett
Peter Tippett M.D., Ph.D ’75

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented its first Leadership in Health Care Award to Peter Tippett M.D., Ph.D ’75, chief medical officer for Verizon and vice president of the Verizon Incubator. Peter is responsible for Verizon’s health IT strategy and the development of an extensive portfolio of solutions that are enabling the rapidly evolving health care information technology ecosystem. Tippett has worked as an emergency room doctor, as a helicopter emergency physician, and as a virologist. He also worked in software development and is widely credited with creating the first commercial anti-virus product that later became Norton AntiVirus.