Dr. Tippett is the CEO of HealthCelerate, former Verizon Chief Medical Officer, and a recognized leader in health IT transformation, information security and regulatory compliance. Among other technology start-ups, Tippett created the first commercial anti-virus product, which became Norton; founded TruSecure and CyberTrust and was Chairman of MD-IT.
Tippett was a member of the President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee (PITAC) under G.W. Bush, which drove Health IT transformation policy, and served with both the Clinton Health Matters and the NIH Precision Medicine initiatives.
He received the U.S. Chamber’s First Leadership in Health Care Award for his work to improve transparency and reward innovation through the modernization of the exchange of health information technology. He has been recognized by industry publications including InfoWorld, as one of the 25 most influential CTOs in 2002.
Tippett was Research Assistant to R.B. Merrifield (Nobel Prize, 1984) and Stanford Moore (Nobel Prize, 1972) at Rockefeller University. He is a physician, board-certified in internal medicine with both Internal Medicine & Emergency Medicine practice history. He received both a PhD in biochemistry and an M.D., from Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kalamazoo College.