Peter Amenta

Former Chief Executive Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Peter Amenta

Peter Amenta

Former Chief Executive Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute

Biography

Peter S. Amenta, M.D., Ph.D, is a well-known clinician and scientist with extensive healthcare leadership experience.

Before his tenure at Joslin, Dr. Amenta served as a faculty member of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) and University Hospital from 1989 - 2015. In 2006 he was named the interim dean of the medical school and then was appointed dean in 2008; he stepped down as dean in 2013 but remained on the faculty until leaving to lead Joslin. He was CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Group, the school’s faculty medical practice, from 2006-2014 .

During his twenty-five plus years at RWJMS and University Hospital, Dr. Amenta assumed a number of key administrative roles, including - Residency Program Director, Chief of the Pathology Service at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief of Staff, Chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Medical School, the founding Director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s Immunohistochemistry Shared Resource, and a member of the Cancer Institute’s Scientific Council and Internal Advisory Board.

During his tenure as dean, the institution restructured its basic science departmental organization enhancing scientific alignment; established a state-of-the-art Electronic Health Record; restructured and modernized its clinical practice; recruited key faculty to signature clinical and research areas; modernized its medical school curriculum; established interprofessional education programs; contributed to the development of the Child Health Institute of New Jersey; dedicated the Cardiovascular Institute; attained full LCME accreditation; established a program for the national Joining Forces Initiative to aid our military; signed key new affiliation agreements with partner hospitals; established the annual alumni scholarship gala for medical and graduate students; assisted in the expansion of sites for the Chandler Community Health Center, as well as its endowment; and assisted in the transition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey into Rutgers University.

Dr. Amenta is an expert anatomic pathologist, electron microscopist and immunohistochemist. His studies have contributed to our understanding of novel connective tissue components during development and in normal and pathologic tissue and gastrointestinal disease, the latter being his major clinical interest. He has collaborated with investigators nationally and has contributed to a number of grant-funded projects. He had served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Joslin Diabetes Center. He has served on the Editorial Board of Human Pathology and as an invited reviewer for numerous other journals. He has published more than 150 articles, chapters and abstracts, including co-editing the textbook Histology-From Normal Microanatomy to Pathology.

Dr. Amenta received his Bachelor of Science degree from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He completed his Medical Degree and Pathology residency at Hahnemann University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he also obtained a PhD in Anatomy.

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Joslin Diabetes Center at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute

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Number of Boards

8

Birthday

1953

Age

67

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Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice President at Joslin Diabetes Center at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at The Cooper Health System, Inc.

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Princeton HealthCare System

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Chairman-Emeritus at Princeton HealthCare System

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Chief Financial Officer at Princeton HealthCare System

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Vice Chairman & Secretary at Princeton HealthCare System

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Treasurer & Trustee at Princeton HealthCare System

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Chair, Board of Trustees at Joslin Diabetes Center at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute

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Managing Director at Prio Wealth LP

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Co-Founder at Audax Group LLC

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Peter Amenta
Former Chief Executive Officer at Joslin Diabetes Center at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute
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Trinity College looks like a traditional New England liberal arts school. But we act in some untraditional ways. Our commitment to urban-global education, for example, is groundbreaking, as is our interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program and our First-Year Program, one of the earliest in the nation. We have also just added more than 20 young teacher/scholars to our faculty, and our faculty across the board is committed to collaboration with students on real-world research projects. We continue to re-examine and transform the concept of liberal arts education because our graduates expect to thrive and to have a serious effect on the world. Trinity’s 10:1 student/faculty ratio means access to teachers who have time to discuss your term paper in person, encourage your research project, and celebrate your success on Commencement Day. Choose from 38 academic majors in the liberal arts and sciences, including one in engineering, another program that is not traditional for a college like Trinity. Twenty-six interdisciplinary minors like human rights, Jewish studies, and African American studies give you even more choices. World-wide study abroad, courses that include interaction with the city around us, and for-credit academic internships give you experience beyond the classroom. And yes, our campus is beautiful in a traditional New England-college way—100 green acres dotted with historic buildings—and it’s located in an interesting place, Connecticut’s state capital, the city of Hartford. It’s home to 2,300 students from 45 states and 47 countries who connect to the College and each other through 100 student organizations, 29 NCAA Division III athletic teams, internships, and volunteer projects. You can learn about all of this here on our Web site—academics, athletics, student activities, and more—but the best thing is to visit Trinity and see for yourself. Campus visits are conducted year-round, and you are always welcome

Career History
Dean
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Chief Executive Officer
2015 - 2019

Joslin Diabetes Center develops pharmaceuticals for diabetes. The firm develops and disseminates patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Princeton HealthCare System provides health care services. It serves the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ.

Ex Officio Member, Board of Trustees
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TO INSPIRE AND CULTIVATE PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIPS THAT ENHANCE ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL; A RELATED IRC SECTION 501(C)(3) TAX-EXEMPT ORGANIZATION.

Ex Officio Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The Cancer Institute of New Jersey Foundation provides philanthropic support for The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ).  CINJ's mission is to create a cancer institute of extraordinary quality for the citizens of New Jersey, dedicated to improving the awareness, prevention, detection, and treatment of cancer. 

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2013

Joslin Diabetes Center develops pharmaceuticals for diabetes. The firm develops and disseminates patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

$1,000 - $2,499
2011

Joslin Diabetes Center develops pharmaceuticals for diabetes. The firm develops and disseminates patient therapies and scientific discoveries throughout the world. The company was founded in 1898 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

$100 +
2010

Princeton HealthCare System provides health care services. It serves the lifelong needs of central New Jersey residents, including acute care hospital services through University Medical Center of Princeton, behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health, rehabilitation, home care, hospice care, ambulatory surgery, a medical practice, and fitness and wellness services. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ.

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