Former White House Fellow Kermit L. Jones joins the firmOctober 1, 2013
Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C. is pleased to announce that Kermit L. Jones, J.D., M.D. has joined the firm as an Associate. Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Jones served as a 2012-2013 White House Fellow assigned to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius. In this role, Dr. Jones briefed the Secretary on issues of importance to senior leadership at the Department of Health and Human Services, such as the arguments and positions in the Supreme Court case, Assoc. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (133 S. Ct. 2107 (2013)). He helped lead the Secretarys efforts to engage states, licensing bodies and federal government agencies working to secure private sector licensing for military medical personnel.
Dr. Jones also assisted stakeholders at the NIH, FDA, and within the non-profit and pharmaceutical sectors in evaluating the effectiveness of several recent initiatives that increase private-public collaboration in the rescue and repurposing of therapeutics. Prior to the White House Fellowship, Dr. Kermit Jones served as a Navy Flight Surgeon with the Marine helicopter casualty evacuation squadron, the HMM-364 Purple Foxes, in Al Habbaniyah, Iraq. While in Iraq, he provided medical care for U.S. service members and Iraqi citizens.
Dr. Jones is a graduate of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs (2012), and both the Duke University School of Law (2005) and School of Medicine (2005). While at Duke, Dr. Jones was a Mordecai Scholar and spent semesters abroad at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the Christian Medical College and Hospital, in India. He is conversational in Hindi and Urdu and admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and medicine in New York. His application to practice law in the District of Columbia is pending.