Jonathan Javitt is the author of Capitol Reflections, a novel based his experiences as a senior health advisor and presidential appointee in the last three administrations.
He is a physician with a background in information technology, health economics, and public health. He is a Senior Fellow of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, in addition to serving as Chairman and CEO of Health Directions, LLC an investment and consulting group that focuses on healthcare information technology and biotechnology. He has been a founder of health information technology companies that have become part of Siemens, Inc., United Health Group, Inc., and Aetna, Inc. Currently, he serves as Managing Director for Health Care and Life Sciences of BTI, Inc. and is a Director of Flexscan, Inc. (Nasdaq:FXSC). Dr. Javitt continues to serve as a Professor of Ophthalmology (adj.) at the Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Javitt served as a member of the White House Health Reform Task Force. He has been an expert consultant to the World Bank, the National Institutes of Health, the Health Care Financing Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, and the ministries of health of United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, Japan, and the Netherlands. He has been an active consultant in pharmacoeconomics and pharmaceutical development and has completed product development projects for Alcon, Allergan, American Home Products, Chiron, Eyetech, Lilly, Merck, Pharmacia, and Pfizer. He is regularly consulted on policy and legal issues and is admitted as an expert consultant in both Federal and State jurisdictions.