Profile – Physician Assistant
Peter Igneri, PA-C, MMSc
Department of Surgery
The University of Vermont Medical Center, Burlington, VT
Volunteer EMT and firefighter service in high school and college helped to channel Peter Igneri toward a career as a physician assistant (PA). His inclination toward science courses helped, too.
“When I graduated from college, I thought about being a pharmaceutical sales rep, a firefighter paramedic, or a physician assistant, but an advisor at college suggested I take a look at PA schools, so when I visited family in Atlanta, I checked out Emory University. After graduating from Emory, I got my first job in Family Practice at The University of Vermont Medical Center (in Burlington, VT), where I had a great mentor who allowed me to learn and grow in my practice.”
Now a PA in the Surgery Service at The University of Vermont Medical Center, Peter enjoys his informal mentoring of high school students and new PAs at