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Office of the Center Director

The Office of the Center Director (OCD) provides scientific, policy and managerial leadership and direction to the seven offices comprising the CDRH. OCD provides advice and consultation on policy matters about medical device and radiological health issues to the Commissioner and other FDA officials, Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Public Health Service, other government agencies, the scientific and academic communities, and representatives of regulated industry. It communicates agency initiatives and guidance to consumers and industry in support of the public health. Other activities supported by OCD are the CDRH Ombudsman who investigates outside complaints and resolves disputes, and the Medical Device Fellowship Program.