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FDA Organizational Chart FY 2011 - Text Version

FDA Overview - Text Version
The following header reflects the organizational hierarchy.

Department of Health and Human Services
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: 301-796-5000 Fax: 301-847-3531

Address:
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
WO Bldg. 1, Rm. 2217
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

The following is the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of the Commissioner organization structure depicting the organizational structure reporting to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs within the Office of the Commissioner.

  • 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 Drug
Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Principal Deputy Commsioner
Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D.

Reports to the General Counsel of HHS, advises the Commissioner of Food and Drug:

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF COUNSEL
Chief Counsel
Ralph S. Tyler, J.D.

Reports Directly to the Secretary, HHS:

OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
Daniel J. Davidson, J.D.

Reports to the Commissioner:

OFFICE OF WOMEN’S HEALTH
Director
Kathleen Uhl, M.D.

OFFICE OF POLICY, PLANNING & BUDGET
Deputy Commissioner
David H. Dorsey, J.D. (Acting)

Reports directly to the Commissioner and an indirect report to the Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning and Budget

OFFICE OF LEGISLATION
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER FOR LEGISLATION
Jeanne C. Ireland

Reports to the Commissioner:

OFFICE OF THE COUNSELOR TO THE COMMISSIONER
John M Taylor III

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF STAFF
Vacant

OFFICE OF SPECIAL MEDICAL PROGRAMS
Associate Commissioner
Jill Warner (Acting)

OFFICE OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER
Vacant

OFFICE OF FOODS
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER
Michael R. Taylor, J.D.

Reports to the Deputy Commissioner of Foods

CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND APPLIED NUTRITION
Director
Stephen F. Sundlof, D.V.M., Ph.D.

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

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SCIENTIST
Chief Scientist AND Deputy Commissioner for Science and Public Health
Jesse Goodman, M.D., MPH (Acting)

OFFICE OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Deputy Commissioner
Murray M. Lumpkin, M.D.

ASSOCIATE COMMISSIONER
Mary Lou Valdez

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION
Chief Financial Officer

Deputy Commissioner
Russell Abbott

Associate Commissioner
Glenda Barfell (Acting)

Reports directly to the Commissioner and an indirect report to the Deputy Commissioner for Administration:

OFFICE OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY & DIVERSITY MANAGEMENT
Director
Monica Davy (Acting)

Reports to the Commissioner:

OFFICE OF REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Associate Commissioner
Michael Chappell (Acting)

Report directly to the Commissioner and indirectly to the Chief Scientist/Deputy Commissioner for Science and Public Health

NATIONAL CENTERFOR TOXICOLOGY RESEARCH
Director
William Slikker, Ph.D.

Reports to the Commissioner:

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

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

CENTER FOR BIOLGICS EVALUATION RESEARCH
Director
Karen Midthun, M.D.

CENTER FOR TOBACCO PRODUCTS
Director
LawrenceDeyton, M.D., P.H.

Approved by the FDA Reorganization Coordinator and Principal Delegation Control Officer