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Meet Phil.

Former Congressman, Georgia Native, Doctor, Public Policy Strategist

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The Honorable J. Phillip Gingrey, M.D. Senior Advisor
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Phil Gingrey is a senior advisor in the District Policy Group at Drinker Biddle. Dr. Gingrey is a former U.S. Congressman who served Georgia’s 11th congressional district from 2003 to 2015. Given his medical background and local, state and federal public policy careers, he is uniquely positioned to provide public policy and government relations counsel to clients on issues related to health care, energy and environment, education, communications, and life sciences.

Throughout his 12 years in Congress, Dr. Gingrey served on numerous influential committees, including the House Committee on Energy & Commerce and its Health Subcommittee, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Committee on Armed Services. In the 110th Congress, Dr. Gingrey was a Ranking Member of the Science Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.

During his congressional tenure, Dr. Gingrey authored, sponsored and won passage of several major initiatives, including the bipartisan Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now (GAIN) Act, the Green Chemistry Research and Development Act, the bipartisan Runaway, Homeless, and Missing Children Protection Act, the United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2008, the Protecting Access to Healthcare Act and the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act.

In 2009, Dr. Gingrey founded the GOP Doctors Caucus, which brings together medical professionals in Congress to discuss and introduce legislation concerning the most pressing health care matters. The Doctors Caucus advises House Leadership on health care reform, offers solutions to critical health issues and serves as a sounding board to other Members on health policy. Dr. Gingrey served as the co-chair of the Caucus from 2009-2015, and promoted the importance of health information technology by writing and introducing the Assisting Doctors to Obtain Proficient and Transmissible Health Information Technology (ADOPT HIT) Act in multiple Congresses.

Dr. Gingrey has traveled to more than 40 countries to represent Congress in high-level meetings with foreign dignitaries. He served on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe and as the co-chairman for the Congressional Study Group on Germany and the Congressional Taiwan Caucus.

Prior to serving in Congress, Dr. Gingrey served two terms in the Georgia State Senate from 1999 to 2003. He entered politics when he ran for the Marietta School Board in 1993 and was elected chairman three times.

Dr. Gingrey received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Georgia Tech and then attended the Medical College of Georgia. He operated and managed a private OB-GYN practice for more than 27 years and delivered more than 5,000 babies during his years practicing medicine.

Dr. Gingrey remains active in his community and serves on several boards. His community affiliations include the Georgia Regents Health System Board of Directors; the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Board of Directors; Good Samaritan Health Center Volunteer Position and Advisory Board Member; WestSide Community Bank Board of Directors (Hiram, Georgia); and the Board of Directors for the Cumberland Academy of Georgia (Atlanta), which specializes in the needs of children with high-functioning Autism, Asperger's, ADD, ADHD and other learning differences.

Dr. Gingrey maintains Congressional schedule, splitting his time between Washington, D.C. and Georgia, where he resides with his wife Billy, their four children and their 13 grandchildren.