William A. Peck, M.D.

William A. Peck, M.D.


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 directs the University’s Center for Health Policy.

In addition to RiverVest, Dr. Peck serves on the boards of Allied Health Care Products, Inc., and TIAA-CREF Trust Company. Formerly, he served as director of Angelica Corporation, hologic, Inc. and Reinsurance Group of America. He is currently chairman of the board of Innovate St. Louis and serves on the boards of two incubators, the Center for Emerging Technologies and Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise. Formerly, he served on the scientific advisory committee of Johnson & Johnson, as vice chair of Research!America, as chairman of the Association of American Medical Colleges and as 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 Institute of Medicine, Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the St. Louis Business Journal, the Paul Harris Fellow Award of Rotary International, the Legacy Award of the National Children’s Cancer Society, and the Second Century Award of 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.

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