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Organization and Contact Information

Shaw T. Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Office of Drug Evaluation IV

Leader, Botanical Review Team 
Phone: (301) 796-1054

Shaw T. Chen, M.D., Ph.D. Deputy Director of ODE IV, also serves as the Leader of the Botanical Review Team.  Dr. Chen earned his Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Johns Hopkins University and is a graduate of the University of Miami Medical School.  He came to the FDA after a pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota and a fellowship at NIH.  Dr. Chen was a Medical Officer and Medical Team Leader in the Division of Cardiorenal Drug Products for over 12 years before being assigned to set up the botanical program in August 2000.

Jinhui Dou, Ph.D.
Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology Reviewer

Phone: (301) 796-1062
Dr. Jin-Hui Dou joined the Botanical Review Team as the pharmacognosy reviewer in July 2002.  Dr. Dou is uniquely qualified for this position having earned his B.Pharm, and M.S. at the Bejing University of Chinese Medicine and his Ph.D. at the University of Mississippi.  In addition to his formal training, Dr. Dou has extensive practical experience in the areas of medicinal plant biology, pharmacology of herbal preparations, and clinical uses of botanical products.

Charles G. Wu, Ph.D.
Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology Reviewer

Phone: 301-796-0882
Dr. Charles G. Wu joined the Botanical Review Team after he has worked as a CMC reviewer at CBER and also as a Pharmacology/Toxicology reviewer at CDER for over 12 years.  Dr. Wu was trained in clinical medicine including the Traditional Chinese Medicine and he earned his Ph.D. from the Medical Center, University of Amsterdam.  He has been working at the FDA since 2001 after a fellowship at NCI of the NIH.