Kermit Jones, MD, JD is a primary care physician, lawyer and healthcare policy advisor who has provided care inmultiple settings, including underserved communities, military personnel, and overseas in India and the Middle East. He is a member of the Yolo County Health Council.
Kermit is also a member of the California bar. Prior to his current practice, he worked as a FDA regulatory and patent attorney at a boutique Washington DC law firm, getting lifesaving drugs and devices on the market to patients who needed them.
In 2012-12, Dr. Jones serves as a White House Fellow in the Obama administration, where he worked with the Department of Defense and health educators on military medical issues and innovation,reviewing institutions at the National Institute of Health on research into early and mid-stage drug development.
Prior to his government services, Kermit served as a Navy casualty evacuation doctor with a Marine Helicopter squadron at Camp Pendleton, CA, deploying with HMM-264, “Purple Foxes”, to Al Anbar Province in Iraq in 2008.
Dr.Jones earned his medical and law degrees from Duke University. He earned a bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Chemistry degree from Clark Atlanta University. He has written articles and given lectures on domestic and foreign healthcare policy as well as our need to transition to a proactive healthcare system that uses technology to give patients more control of their health and better outcomes. He speaks Hindi,Urdu and conversational Spanish.
Dr.Jones serves as an advisor to Stop the Spread with a focus on diagnostics and therapeutics from both a policy and community health perspective.