Paul “Pete” Jennings was instrumental in developing medical education programs at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, St. Peter’s Medical Center, and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly the Rutgers Medical School). With Jennings as chair of the Department of Medicine at St. Peter’s and assistant dean for educational affairs at UMDNJ, New Brunswick became home to the leading medical school and teaching hospitals in the state. He is known for his work as chief of cardiology and director of the cardiopulmonary lab at St. Peter’s and as a clinical professor of medicine at UMDNJ. The New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Physicians awarded him the National Laureate Award in 1994. He was born in 1925 in New Brunswick, the son of former Rutgers journalism professor Kenneth Jennings RC’24 and newspaper editor and columnist Viola Jennings DC’23. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Rutgers College and a degree in medicine from New York University. He is a trustee emeritus of Rutgers, an emeritus member of the Rutgers University Foundation Board of Overseers, and a President’s Council executive.
Paul “Pete” Jennings
Cardiologist, Educator, Author
Rutgers College 1945
Hall of Distinguished Alumni Class of