Newton E Kendig MD
Criminal Justice Health Consultant
The George Washington University
Dr. Newton E. Kendig was appointed clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University in 2017 to spearhead a criminal justice health initiative for the university. He received his subspecialty training in infectious diseases from Johns Hopkins University and subsequently served as medical director for the Federal Bureau of Prisons from 1999 to 2015. Dr. Kendig believes that addressing the health needs of justice-involved patients will help reduce health care disparities and result in healthier and safer communities. Furthermore, he believes the academic community can make valuable contributions toward this goal through educational programming, meaningful research, and health care delivery to justice-involved patients. Dr. Kendig is excited to forge new justice-health initiatives for George Washington students, from online training, to public policy discussions, to clinical care opportunities managing incarcerated patients and those justice-involved patients under community supervision.