After growing up in Los Angeles, receiving a BA and a JD degree from Stanford and serving 2 years in the Army, Peter came to San Diego with his wife Doris.
Peter joined the law firm of Lindley, Lazar and Scales that evolved to become Ellsworth, Corbett, Seitman and Mc Leod of which Peter was President. He left the law practice to became President and CEO of Sharp Health Care. Over his ten year term in that role he expanded the system from two hospitals to a group of seven hospitals and two medical groups that cared for one third of San Diegans and was the largest private employer in the City. After leaving Sharp he refocused and reorganized a foundation established by a former law client and became President and CEO of that Foundation. He ran that Foundation in the new model for over 20 years until its final dissolution in July of 2020.
Over the years, Peter served on numerous local and National Boards and committees including the Board of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce and the National Committee on primary care of the National Institute of Health in Washington DC.
He is presently serving on the Strategic Roundtable of the San Diego Economic Development Council and the Advisory Boards of The Center for Ethics in Science and Technology, the Accelerator program at the Engineering School at UCSD among others.