Douglas Kamerow

Douglas Kamerow is a family doctor and specialist in preventive medicine in Washington, DC. He works both as a senior scholar in residence at the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care and as a clinical professor of family medicine at Georgetown University, where he teaches medical students and family medicine residents. He is an associate editor of The BMJ, writing a column on health policy, called Yankee Doodling. He spent 20 years in the US Public Health Service, leading a range of clinical, health policy, and research activities and retiring as an Assistant Surgeon General in 2001. He had key leadership roles in the US Preventive Services Task Force, the Evidence based Practice Centers, and other programs that have advanced evidence based care. He also spent 12 years as a chief scientist at RTI International, a large not for profit research company. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Rochester Medical School, and Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He is board certified in family medicine and preventive medicine.

Competing interests

Have you in the past five years accepted the following from an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in the BMJ?

Reimbursement for attending a symposium?
No

A fee for speaking?
No

A fee for organising education?
No

Funds for research?
No.

Funds for a member of staff?
No

Fees for consulting?
No.

Have you in the past five years been employed by any organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the publication of papers in the BMJ?
No.

Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organisation?
Yes, but except for small holdings in AMC Theaters, they are all in mutual funds or under investment manager control, so I don't select the stocks.

Do you have any other competing financial interests?

I am employed part-time by the American Academy of Family Physicians, which has an interest in promoting family medicine and primary care.

I have no competing interests.