Phil Gingrey, M.D. (R-GA-11)

Phil Gingrey, M.D. Congressman Georgia District 11

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Biography of Phil Gingrey, M.D.

Congressman Phil Gingrey was born and raised in Augusta. After graduating from St. Thomas Aquinas High School, he moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia Tech. Phil co-oped his way through college, and completed his undergraduate studies in Chemistry. With a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Georgia Tech, Phil returned home to Augusta to attend the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Gingrey served his internship at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, and his residency at the Medical College of Georgia. He also completed a rotation during this time at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus.

Upon completion of his medical training, Dr. Gingrey moved his young family to Marietta where he set up a pro-life OB-GYN practice. For 26 years, Phil built a successful practice and delivered more than 5,200 babies.

Phil has worked hard for the betterment of his community. He served on the Marietta city school board, where he was elected chairman three times. In 1998, Phil decided to run for state Senate. Phil won, and was re-elected in 2000 with 74 percent of the vote. Then in 2002, he was elected U.S. Congressman for Georgia’s 11th District.

In the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Gingrey is working to improve education, protect our nation, fight for the life of the unborn, and improve healthcare for all Americans. He is committed to lowering taxes for hardworking Georgians and protecting the traditional values so important to Northwest Georgia.

Congressman Gingrey currently serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, where he utilizes his background as a physician to help shape our nation’s health care policy. He also serves on the House Administration Committee where he is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight. Congressman Gingrey was also recently selected to serve on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission). During his previous terms in Congress, Phil has served on the Armed Services Committee, the Rules Committee, the Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the Science and Technology Committee. In the 110th Congress, Phil served as Ranking Member of the Science Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation.

Phil and his wife, Billie, have been married for 40 years. They have been blessed with four children, Billy, Gannon, Phyllis and Laura Neill, and ten grandchildren. They attend St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marietta.

  • Married to Billie Ayers of Newnan for 40 years
  • Father of four (Billy, Gannon, Phyllis, and Laura Neill), Grandfather of eight
  • Graduate of Georgia Tech and the Medical College of Georgia
  • Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church

Community Involvement

  • Marietta School Board (1993-1997): Elected chairman by colleagues 3 out of 4 years
  • State Senate (1999-2003)
  • Earnest Barrett Outstanding Leadership Award 1996
  • Leadership Cobb (1996)
  • Focus Cobb (1995)
  • Church Youth Instructor
  • A Star Scout himself, Phil is involved with the Atlanta Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America

Professional Background

  • Pro-Life Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates
  • Cobb County Medical Society
  • Medical Association of Georgia
  • American Medical Association
  • Georgia OB-GYN Society

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