Dr. Tippett is the CEO of Healthcelerate, former Verizon Chief Medical Officer, and a leader in health IT transformation, information security and regulatory compliance. Among other start-ups, Tippett created the first commercial anti-virus product, which became Norton, and founded TruSecure and CyberTrust.
Tippett was a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) under G.W. Bush, and served with both the Clinton Health Matters and the NIH Precision Medicine initiatives. He was recognized by industry publications including InfoWorld, as one of the 25 most influential CTOs in 2002.
Tippett is a physician, board-certified in internal medicine, and was Research Assistant to R.B. Merrifield (Nobel Prize, 1984) and Stanford Moore (Nobel Prize, 1972) at Rockefeller University. He received both a PhD in biochemistry and an M.D., from Case Western Reserve University, and a B.S in Biology from Kalamazoo College.