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Myron (skip) B. Peterson

Managing Director
Medical Affairs
Cato Research


Dr. Peterson is currently senior clinical research physician and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Cato Research. He also manages our Boston office. He joined Cato Research in 1998. He received his medical degree at the University of Colorado, magna cum laude, and served as an intern and resident at Children's Hospital Boston. Fellowship training was completed at Children's Hospital Boston in Pulmonary Medicine, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Anesthesia, and at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Cardiovascular Medicine. He has been a National Institutes of Health Special Research Fellow (Heart), a Fellow of the Johnson and Johnson Institute, and an Established Investigator of the American Heart Association. Dr. Peterson served on the faculties at Harvard Medical School, Duke University, and Tufts University School of Medicine. He was Division Chief of the Pediatric Critical Care Services at Tufts University School of Medicine for 12 years. His peers elected him to the American Pediatric Society in 1992 and Best Doctors in America in 1997. He has extensive research experience, in both basic and clinical sciences, and has conducted seminal research in mechanisms of congestive heart failure (myosin active site alterations, protein synthesis and structure, and metabolism), mechanisms of pulmonary hypertension (prostaglandins/leukotrienes, acute lung injury, ARDS, congenital heart disease) and mechanisms of injury during cardiopulmonary bypass. Dr. Peterson has conducted pre-clinical and clinical trials in acute lung injury, cardiac and liver transplantation, septic shock, trauma, and re-perfusion injury. Also, the evaluation of different types of monitoring devices and ventilators used in critical care, including artificial membrane oxygenators. He has extensive experience in critical care transport (aeromedical and ground), and integrated emergency medical systems. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. He has served in numerous consulting positions with pharmaceutical companies, and health care organizations such as Blue Cross of Massachusetts, Prudential Insurance, and Centers for Disease Control. He has been Vice President of DeltaBiotech Inc. since 1982. Dr. Peterson is experienced in management ranging from strategic planning to organizational development, budgeting, facilities planning and construction, staffing, marketing, contracts to licensing, and regulatory compliance, with considerable business/computer systems development and implementation background.

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