Peter is a Rheumatologist & Immunologist who immerses himself in basic & clinical research. He received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine, completed residency training at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, New York and his post-doctoral fellowship in NIAID at the NIH. After going to UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Peter rapidly advanced to become a professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology as well as the Director of the Harold C Simmons Arthritis Research Center and, Co-Director of the Immunology Graduate Program. He entered the new millennium as the Director of the Intramural Research Program & the Autoimmunity Branch of NIAMS at the NIH. Peter is the co-founder and CEO of AMPEL BioSolutions LLC, a biotech company involved in employing analysis of BigData and Machine Learning to provide personalized medicine. Peter is the former editor of the Journal of Immunology, Nature Reviews Rheumatology and Arthritis Research & Therapy, and is the recipient of the Carol Nachman Prize, the American College of Rheumatology Distinguished Investigator Award and the Arthritis Foundation’s Lee Howley prize.