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Biography: Kevin Yeskey, M.D.

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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Kevin Yeskey, M.D. currently serves as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The office leads the nation in preventing, responding to and recovering from the adverse health effects of manmade and naturally occurring disaster and public health emergencies.

Dr. Yeskey spent more than 24 years as a physician in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and retired as CAPTAIN. In his PHS career, he served in various agencies in HHS, to include the Indian Health Service, Health Services and Resources Administration, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. From 2007 to 2012, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and the Director of the Office of Preparedness and Emergency Operations.

From 1986 to 1999, Dr. Yeskey was a member of the HHS Disaster Medical Assistance Team
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of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), serving as the Team​ Commander from 1993-1999. He was the Chief Medical Officer for the NDMS program from 1998-1999. Dr. Yeskey also served as the Medical Policy Advisor to FEMA Operations prior to retiring from the U.S. Public Health Service.


Dr. Yeskey received his bachelor’s degree from Brown University and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He has been board certified in Emergency Medicine for over 30 years.​

  • This page last reviewed: December 21, 2018