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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.

From 2015 through 2020, Phil Gingrey served as a senior advisor at Faegre Drinker, where he provided federal government relations strategic advice, lobbying representation, and other support to a range of health care, agriculture, food industry, trade, and manufacturing clients. Dr. Gingrey is a former U.S. Congressman who served Georgia’s 11th congressional district from 2003 to 2015. In 2021, Dr. Gingrey joined the District Policy Group’s Advisory Board, through which he provides the District Policy Group and its clients with targeted federal public policy advice and lobbying support.

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 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 co-chair of the Caucus from 2009-2015.

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 spends most of his time in Georgia, where he resides with his wife, Billy, their four children, and their 13 grandchildren. As his role on the Advisory Board dictates, Dr. Gingrey travels to Washington, D.C., and engages with his former colleagues on Capitol Hill.