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Commissioner

Photo Robert Califf, M.D.

Robert Califf, M.D.
Commissioner of Food and Drugs

 

Deputy Commissioners

Rachel Sherman, MD, MPH

Rachel Sherman, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco

 

Walter S. Harris, M.B.A., P.M.P.

Walter S. Harris, M.B.A., P.M.P.
Deputy Commissioner for Operations

 

Jeremy B. Sharp
Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis

 

Howard Sklamberg, J.D.

Howard Sklamberg, J.D.
Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy

Michael R. Taylor

Michael R. Taylor, J.D.
Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine

Chief Financial Officer

James Tyler

James Tyler
Chief Financial Officer

Chief Health Informatics Officer

Taha A. Kass-Hout, MD, MS, Chief Health Information Officer

Taha A. Kass-Hout, M.D., M.S.
Chief Health Informatics Officer

Chief Information Officer

Todd Simpson, chief information officer

Todd Simpson
Chief Information Officer

Chief of Staff

Thomas Kraus head shot

Tom Kraus
Chief of Staff

Senior Advisor to the Commissioner

 

Bruce Kuhlik
Senior Advisor to the Commissioner

Acting Chief Scientist

Luciana Borio, M.D.

Luciana Borio, M.D.
Acting Chief Scientist

Chief Counsel

Associate Commissioners

Malcolm Bertoni

Malcolm J. Bertoni
Associate Commissioner for Planning

 

Katie Conover
Acting Associate Commissioner for External Affairs and
Assistant Commissioner for Media Affairs

 

Dara Corrigan

Dara Corrigan, J.D.
Associate Commissioner for Global Regulatory Policy

Leslie Kux

Leslie Kux
Associate Commissioner for Policy

Peter Lurie, M.D., M.P.H.

Peter Lurie, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Commissioner for Public Health Strategy and Analysis

Erik P. Mettler

Erik P. Mettler, M.P.A., M.P.H.
Associate Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine

Melinda K. Plaisier

Melinda K. Plaisier, MSW
Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs

 

Deborah Roth
Associate Commissioner for Operations, Office of Medical Products and Tobacco

 

Mary Lou Valdez

Mary Lou Valdez
Associate Commissioner for International Programs

Jill Hartzler Warner

Jill Hartzler Warner, J.D.
Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs

Assistant Commissioners

Mark Abdoo

Mark Abdoo
Assistant Commissioner for Global Regulatory Policy

Leslie K. Ball, M.D. FAAP

Leslie K. Ball, M.D., FAAP
Assistant Commissioner for International Programs

Jonca Bull, M.D.

Jonca Bull, M.D.
Assistant Commissioner for Minority Health

Marsha B. Henderson

Marsha B. Henderson
Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health

CAPT Carmen T. Maher

RADM Carmen T. Maher, MA, BSN, RN, RAC
Acting Assistant Commissioner for Counterterrorism Policy

Center Directors

Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Bernadette Dunham, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine

Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., J.D.

Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., J.D.
Director, Center for Devices and Radiological Health

William Slikker, Jr., Ph.D.

William Slikker Jr., Ph.D.
Director, National Center for Toxicological Research

Janet Woodcock, M.D.

Janet Woodcock, M.D.
Director, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

CTP Director Mitch Zeller

Mitch Zeller, J.D.
Director, Center for Tobacco Products

 

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