Dr. Douglas Kamerow, a family doctor and preventive medicine specialist, is a widely quoted, highly rated speaker and columnist on health policy, childhood obesity, preventive medicine, and evidence-based practice. Currently a Senior Scholar in Residence at the Robert Graham Center in Washington, DC, he also teaches medical students and family medicine residents at Georgetown University as a Professor of Family Medicine. In addition, he is an Associate Editor of the global medical journal The BMJ, for which he writes a regular column on health policy, and he recently published a book of essays called Dissecting American Health Care.
Previously, Dr. Kamerow was for 12 years Chief Scientist in health services and policy research at RTI International, a large, non-partisan research institute. Before that, he spent 20 years in the US Public Health Service, leading a range of clinical, health policy, and research activities such as the US Preventive Services Task Force and the National Guidelines Clearinghouse and retiring as an Assistant Surgeon General in 2001. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Rochester Medical School, and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.