Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhD

Board of Trustees

About Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhD

Raynard S. Kington, MD, PhDDr. Raynard Kington is Head of School at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Prior to joining Phillips Academy in July 2020, he served for 10 years as President of Grinnell College, a liberal arts and sciences college in Grinnell, Iowa.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Kington held multiple positions at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including Principal Deputy Director and Acting Director, Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, and Acting Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Before his time with NIH he was a division director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and served as Director of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). He also held positions as Senior Scientist at the RAND Corporation and Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA.

Dr. Kington attended the University of Michigan, where he received his Bachelor of Science with distinction and his medical degree. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago. He was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his Master in Business Administration with distinction and his Doctor of Philosophy with a concentration in Health Policy and Economics.

A member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) since 2006, Dr. Kington received board certifications in Internal Medicine, Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and Geriatric Medicine. His research has focused on the social determinants of health and more recently on diversity in the scientific workforce.

Dr. Kington, his husband and their sons reside in Andover.