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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

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The following is the Food and Drug Administration, Office of the Commissioner Organization structure depicting the organizational structures reporting to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs within the Office of the Commissioner. These organizational structures are organized  within each organizational component (e.g. Directorates and their respective office components).  The Standard Administrative code (Alphanumeric sequence of characters beginning with the letter D) is represented in alphabetical order within the heirarchy of their Directorate or office component from top to bottom.

Each organizational component will be depicted in the following standard format:

Title of organization.
Position title of the manager.
Military rank if any, first name, middle initial if any, last name, post graduate degrees if any, and if the individual is designated as acting.

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER
Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Stephen Ostroff, M.D. (Acting)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
Chief of Staff
Denise Esposito, J.D.
(DA)

Reports directly to the General Counsel of HHS, advises the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COUNSEL
Chief Counsel
Elizabeth H. Dickinson, J.D.
(DAA)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARIAT
Director
Martina H. Varnado
(DAB)

OFFICE OF THE COUNSELOR TO THE COMMISSIONER
Counselor to the Commissioner
Vacant
(DAR)

OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Associate Commissioner
Vacant
(DAU)

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SCIENTIST
Chief Scientist
Luciana Borio, M.D. (Acting)
(DAE)

Reports directly to the Office of the Chief Scientist
NATIONAL CENTER FOR TOXICOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Director
William Slikker, Ph.D.
(DAEC)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and an indirectly reports to the Office of the Chief Scientist
OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH
Director
Jonica Bull, M.D.
(DAY)

OFFICE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH
Assistant Commissioner
Marsha B. Henderson, M.C.R.P.
(DAS)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF FOODS AND VETERINARY MEDICINE
Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine
Michael R. Taylor, J.D.
(DJJ)

Reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine
OFFICE OF RESOURCE PLANNING AND STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT
Director
Vacant
(DJJA)

OFFICE OF COORDINATED OUTBREAK RESPONSE AND EVALUATION NETWORK
Director
Kathy Gensheimer, M.D., M.H.P.
(DJJB)

Reports directly to the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine
CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION
Director
Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D.
(DJJH)

CENTER FOR VETERINARY MEDICINE
Director
Bernadette M. Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D.
(DJJV)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF GLOBAL REGULATORY OPERATIONS AND POLICY
Deputy Commissioner for Global Reguatory Operations and Policy
Howard Sklamberg
(DLL)

Reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy
OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Associate Commissioner
Mary Lou Valdez
(DLLA)

Reports directly to the Office of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy
OFFICE OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Associate Commissioner
Melinda Plaisier
(DLLR)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF MEDICAL PRODUCTS AND TOBACCO
Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco
Vacant
(DKK)

Reports directly to the Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco
OFFICE OF SPECIAL MEDICAL PROGRAMS
Associate Commissioner
Jill H. Warner, J.D.
(DKKA)

Reports directly to the Office of Medical Products and Tobacco
CENTER FOR BIOLOGICS EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
Director
Karen Midthun, M.D.
(DKKB)

CENTER FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS
DIRECTOR
Mitchell Zeller, J.D.
(DKKI)

CENTER FOR DRUG EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
Director
Janet Woodcock, M.D.
(DKKN)

CENTER FOR DEVICES AND RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH
Director
Jeffrey Shuren, J.D., M.D.
(DKKW)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF OPERATIONS
Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Chief Operating Officer
Walter S. Harris, M.B.A.
(DMM)

Reports directly to the Office of Operations
OFFICE OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Director
Carol Moulton
(DMMA)

OFFICE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
Chief Information Officer
Walter S. Harris, M.B.A. (Acting)
(DMMB)

OFFICE OF FINANCE, BUDGET, AND ACQUISITIONS
Chief Financial Officer
James Tyler, Jr.
(DMMD)

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Director
Vacant
(DMME)

OFFICE OF FACILITIES ENGINEERING & MISSION SUPPORT SERVICES
Director
Deanna B. Murphy
(DMMF)

OFFICE OF SECURITY OPERATIONS
Director
Barry P. Smith
(DMMG)

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs
OFFICE OF POLICY, PLANNING, LEGISLATION, AND ANALYSIS
Associate Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis
Sally Howard, J.D.
(DNN)

Reports directly to Associate Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis
OFFICE OF POLICY
Associate Commissioner
Leslie Kuz, J.D.
(DNNA)

OFFICE OF PLANNING
Associate Commissioner
Malcolm J. Bertoni
(DNNB)

OFFICE OF LEGISLATION
Associate Commissioner
Thomas Kraus
(DNNC)

OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH STRATEGY AND ANALYSIS
Associate Commissioner
Peter Lurie, M.D., M.P.H.
(DNND)
 

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