Conversations Contributors - Peter L. Saltonstall

Peter L. Saltonstall, President and CEO, National Organization for Rare Disorders

Peter is NORD’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He has over 30 years of healthcare experience in both for-profit and not-for-profit environments, as well as extensive federal and commercial market knowledge. Peter has held senior positions within a number of major academic medical centers and organizations, including Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, Tufts-New England Medical Center and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center of Boston.

Peter also has extensive startup and private equity experience, having started two companies as well as helping to launch Harvard Risk Management Foundation's startup venture, Risk Management Strategies, and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s private equity arm, Strategic Business Initiatives.

Peter was the co-founder and CEO of SafeCare Systems, LLC, which developed one of the country's first patient safety management systems. He also played an active role on Capitol Hill in the development of the Patient Safety Act of 2005, which has dramatically improved the reporting of events that adversely affect patients.

Through his career, he has developed a broad understanding of complex healthcare issues, and he remains committed to improving the healthcare system to benefit patients.

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