Dr. James Peake, a member of the CGI Federal Board, and Senior Vice-President of CGI since 2009, has had roles including responsibility for strategy in CGI’s evolving Health Industries. He served as President of CGI Federal, a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of CGI Group, Inc., serving the civilian, defense and intelligence sectors of the U.S. Federal Government and now is a senior executive working across CGI to support strategic initiatives.
Dr. Peake served as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from December 2007 through January 2009. He directed the nation’s second largest cabinet department, responsible for a nationwide system of health care services, benefits programs, and national cemeteries for America’s veterans and dependents
Peake received his Bachelor of Science degree from U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1966 and. Following service in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division he entered medical school at Cornell University in New York and awarded a medical doctorate in 1972. He retired from the Army in 2004 as U.S. Army Surgeon General following service as a general surgeon, cardiac surgeon and commander of several medical organizations.
He has served as Chief Operating officer of Project HOPE, a not-for-profit humanitarian organization and of QTC, a provider of outsourced examinations.
Dr. Peake is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Surgical Association, and the American College of Cardiology. He is a past president of the American Telemedicine Association and serves on the boards of HIMSS, Brainscope, Inc and Cellphire, Inc
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