William "Jeff" Skinner, M.D.

Jeff Skinner, M.D.

Radiation Oncology and CBRNE Subject Matter Expert

Years of Experience in
CBRNE Medical Response

Years Served in the
U.S. Air Force (Colonel, Retired)

Year Joined

Why I work at SummitET

SummitET has the expertise and team that are required to provide solutions to complex CBRNE events. My goal is to add medical expertise and leadership while exploring innovative future approaches.

My work/research will make a difference in the world because…

Two wicked problems that we face today are nuclear proliferation and the impact of energy use on our climate. Having a potential impact on deterring the use of nuclear weapons and the safe use of nuclear energy is meaningful. Linking this effort to therapeutics that can be used in the clinic for cancer is a tremendous opportunity to do good with a wide impact.

The best advice I’ve ever received

Your mind is the basis of everything that you experience and every contribution you will make to others; it makes sense to train it.

If I had unlimited funding for my field of subject matter expertise I would…

Open up a study on the linear no-threshold vs threshold dose both to understand better low dose radiation effects but also evaluate the factors  involved with developing cancers and finding ways to eliminate cancers before they become metastatic and evade the immune system.

Jeff Skinner M.D.
Dr. Jeff Skinner in front of MRI
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Medical Residency, Radiation Oncology


Medical Degree


Bachelor of Science, Biology


Board Certification and Medical Licensure

  • Diplomate, American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology 2023
  • Maryland (active), 2023
  • New York (active), 2023

Affiliations, Research, and Special Advisor

Honors and Awards

  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Air Force Commendation Medal
  • AF Outstanding Unit Award, AF Organizational Excellence Award
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal
  • AF Overseas Ribbon Short
  • Defense Superior Service Medal

About Jeff

William “Jeff” Skinner, M.D. joined SummitET in early 2023 as Subject Matter Expert in Radiation Oncology and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE). A retired United States Air Force Colonel and former combat flight surgeon, Dr. Skinner provides clinically-oriented CBRNE support to existing contracts within SummitET’s client portfolio, as well as continues his translational research and real-world modeling efforts to improve the response to and preparedness for radiological/nuclear events.

Dr. Skinner is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, attended the University of Virginia for medical school and completed a residency in radiation oncology at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He has served as a combat flight surgeon in Iraq and retired from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he was the Program Director for the Radiation Oncology Residency Program, Chief of Military Medical Operations at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, and was a Principal Investigator on numerous clinical and translational research projects. Awarded the Defense Distinguished Service Medal for his leadership in nuclear survivability and medical treatment, Dr. Skinner has led advanced modeling efforts involving radiation, blast, and thermal effects and has investigated the impact of biocomplexity and logistics on optimal management of causalities.

Dr. Skinner remains active in researching the impact of radiation mitigation and prophylaxis on the hematopoietic, gastrointestinal, immune system as well as delayed health effects from radiation exposure and contamination. He is committed to improving data integration, decision-making, and risk assessment/management to improve outcomes and drive outcome-oriented research efforts.

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