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FDA Leadership Profiles

Acting Commissioner

Stephen Ostroff, M.D.

Stephen Ostroff, M.D.
Acting Commissioner

Deputy Commissioners

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

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

Sally Howard, J.D.

Sally Howard, J.D.
Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, and Legislation

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 of Staff

 

Denise Esposito, J.D.
Chief of Staff

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

Thomas Kraus head shot

Tom Kraus
Associate Commissioner for Legislation

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

Kathleen K. Quinn

Kathleen K. Quinn, M.P.H.
Acting Associate Commissioner for External Affairs

 

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

Leslie K. Ball, M.D. FAAP

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

Marsha B. Henderson

Marsha B. Henderson
Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health

CAPT Carmen T. Maher

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

 

Heidi Rebello
Acting Assistant Commissioner for Media Affairs

Center Directors

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

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

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

Karen Midthun, M.D.

Karen Midthun, M.D.
Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

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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