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FDA Overview- Text Version

The following header reflects the organizational hierarchy.

FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION

The following is the communication box containing information to assist anyone who may want to communicate with the depicted organization via telephone, facsimile or mail.

Main Tel:
888.463.6332
Address: WO Bldg 1 Rm. 2217
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993

The following is the Food and Drug Administration organization structure depicting all the organizational structures reporting to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs.  These organizational structures are organized in sequential order by their assigned Standard Administrative code (Alphanumeric sequence of characters beginning with the letter D).

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
Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.

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

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

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

Reports directly to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and an indirectly reports to the Office of the Counselor to the Commissioner
OFFICE OF LEGISLATION
Associate Commissioner for Legislation
Sally Howard, J.D. (Acting)
(DAN)

OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Associate Commissioner for External Affairs
Steven Immergut (Acting)
(DAU)

OFFICE OF POLICY AND PLANNING
Associate Commissioner for Policy and Planning
Peter Lurie, M.D., M.P.H.  (Acting)
(DAQ)

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. (Acting)
(DKKA)

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

CENTER FOR BIOLOGICS EVALUATION AND RESEARCH
Director
Karen Midthun, M.D.
(DKKB)

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

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

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 BUSINESS SERVICES
Chief Management Officer
(Vacant)
(DMM1)

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

Reports directly to the Office of Operations
OFFICE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
Chief Information Officer
Walter S. Harris, M.B.A.(Acting)
(DMMB)

Reports dirctly to the Office of Operations
OFFICE OF FINANCE, BUDGET, AND ACQUISITIONS
Chief Financial Officer
James Tyler, Jr.
(DMMD)

Reports directly to the Office of Operations
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
Director
Darla K. Callaghan, M.B.A.
(DMME)

Reports directly to the Office of Operations
OFFICE OF SECURITY OPERATIONS
Director
Barry P. Smith
(DMMG)

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
Erik Mettler
(DJJA)

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

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

CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION
Director
Michael Landa, J.D.
(DJJH)

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)

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SCIENTIST
Chief Scientist
Dr. Stephen Ostroff (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 WOMEN’S HEALTH
Assistant Commissioner
Marsha B. Henderson, M.C.R.P.
(DAS)

OFFICE OF MINORITY HEALTH
Director
Jonica Bull, M.D.
(DAY)

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 for International Programs
Mary Lou Valdez
(DLLA)

OFFICE OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Associate Commissioner
Melinda Plaisier (Acting)
(DLLLR)

Approved by the FDA Reorganization Coordinator and Principal Delegation Control Officer