Dr. William Peck, former executive vice chancellor for medical affairs at Washington University in St. Louis, dean of the School of Medicine and president of the Medical Center, currently co-directs the University’s Center for Health Economics and Policy.
In addition to servicing on RiverVest’s Sciencific Advisory Board, Dr. Peck serves on the boards of Allied Health Care Products, Inc., and Pritiken Longevity Center and heads the Advisory Councils for Centene and Interpreta. He served previously as director of H.D. Smith Pharmaceuticals, TIAA-CREF Trust Company and Bank, Angelica and Hologic Corporations as well as the Reinsurance Group of America. Previously, he founded and chaired Innovate St. Louis, was a member of the scientific advisory committee of Johnson & Johnson, vice-chaired Research!America, and chaired the Association of American Medical College (AAMC). He was the founding president of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Among Dr. Peck’s many honors are an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Rochester, membership in the National Academy of Medicine, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Diabetes Research Foundation and the St. Louis Business Journal, Rotary International’s Harris Fellow Award, the Legacy Award of the National Children’s Cancer Society and the Second Century Award of the Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Peck received his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and his B.A. in biochemical sciences from Harvard College, both degrees with honors.