Peter Altman, Ph.D. - President & CEO
Dr. Altman has served as our President and CEO since 2002. He was CEO (1999 to 2003) and board member (1999 to 2014) of CareDx (NASDAQ: CDNA), a developer of a gene-based diagnostics for cardiac and other organ transplantation. He was CEO for Lumen Therapeutics from 2004 to 2005, an early-stage pharmaceutical company. He has extensive experience in life science research and product development, is named inventor in 45 U.S. patents, and has authored 40 scientific publications. Dr. Altman currently serves as a director on the board of Oncocyclist Biotech. He received his Ph.D. in Bioengineering/Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Berkeley, his Management of Technology certificate from the Walter A. Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and both his Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Altman has been elected Fellow of the American Heart Association.
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