John Peters, MS

Deputy Director of Telehealth Services, Office of Connected Care, Department of Veterans Affairs

As Deputy Director for Telehealth Services within the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Office of Connected Care, John Peters, MS helps implement, enhance, and expand telehealth services across VA’s network of approximately 150 medical centers and 800 clinics – and more recently expansion to non-VA sites of care, including Veterans’ own homes.

Peters has been with VA’s Telehealth Services for the last 19 years, and has helped VA telehealth grow to current levels, serving over 782,000 Veterans last fiscal year, which is about 13% of Veterans seeking VA quality health care. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 1987, and continued his studies at the graduate level in biomedical engineering at Georgetown University, where he received his Master of Science degree in 1992.