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Deputy Commissioners

 

Assistant Chiefs

Willard D. Bigelow (1907-1913)
Assistant Chief

Robert L. Emerson (1913-1916)
Assistant Chief

Jones W. Parker (1916-1918)
Co-Assistant Chief w/Dr. Emerson

Walter G. Campbell (1918-1924)
Assistant Chief

W.W. Skinner, Sc.D. (1921-1926)
Assistant Chief

Paul B. Dunbar, Ph.D. (1927-1940)
Assistant Chief

 

Assistant Commissioners/Associate Commissioners/Deputy Commissioners

Paul B. Dunbar, Ph.D. (1941-1943)
Assistant Commissioner, 1941-1942
Associate Commissioner, 1943

Charles W. Crawford (1945-1951)
Assistant Commissioner, 1944-1945
Associate Commissioner, 1946-1948
Deputy Commissioner, 1949-51

George P. Larrick (1951-1954)
Deputy Commissioner

John L. Harvey (1954-1965)
Deputy Commissioner

Winton B. Rankin (1966-1969)
Deputy Commissioner

James D. Grant (1970-1971)
Deputy Commissioner

Sherwin Gardner (1972-1979)
Deputy Commissioner

Mark Novitch, M.D.(1979-1985)
Deputy Commissioner

John A. Norris, J.D. (1985-1988)
Deputy Commissioner

James A. Benson  (1989-1991)
Deputy Commissioner

Mary Pendergast, J.D. (1990-1998)
Deputy Commissioner/Senior Advisor to the Commissioner

Michael A. Friedman, M.D. (1997-1998)
Lead Deputy Commissioner

Bernard Schwetz, D.V.M., Ph.D. (2001 - 2002)
Principal Deputy Commissioner/Senior Advisor for Science 

Murray Lumpkin, M.D., M.Sc. (2001 – Present)
Deputy Commissioner for Office of International and Special Programs
Deputy Commissioner for Office of International Programs

Lester M. Crawford, D.V.M., Ph.D. (2002-2005)
Deputy Commissioner

Frank M. Torti, M.D., M.P.H. (2008-2009)
Principal Deputy Commissioner/Chief Scientist

Joshua Sharfstein, M.D. (2009 – 2011)
Principal Deputy Commissioner 

John M. Taylor, III, J.D. (2011)
Acting Principal Deputy Commissioner

 

Deputy Commissioners for Policy

Michael R. Taylor, J.D. (1991-1994)
Deputy Commissioner for Policy

Amit Sachdev, J.D. (2004 – 2005)
Acting Deputy Commissioner for Policy 

Randall Lutter, Ph.D. (2005 – 2010)
Deputy Commissioner for Policy 

David H. Dorsey, J.D. (2010 – Present)
Acting Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, and Budget 

 

Deputy Commissioners for External Affairs

Carol Scheman (1991-1994)
Deputy Commissioner for External Affairs

Sharon Smith Holston (1994-Present)
Deputy Commissioner for International and Constituent Relations

 

Deputy Commissioners for Operations

Jane Henney, M.D. (1991-1994)
Deputy Commissioner for Operations

Linda Suydam, D.P.A. (1994-1995)
Interim Deputy Commissioner for Operations

Michael Friedman, M.D. (1995-1999)
Deputy Commissioner for Operations

 

Janet Woodcock, M.D. (2003 – 2008)
Deputy Commissioner for Operations

John Dyer, MPH (2007 – 2009)
Deputy Commissioner for Operations and the Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Russell Abbott (2010)
Deputy Commissioner, Office for Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Curtis L. Coy (2011 – Present)
Acting Deputy Commissioner, Office for Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Caroline Lewis (5/2011 – Present)                                                                                                                                                                      Acting Deputy Commissioner, Office for Administration and Chief Financial Officer (CFO)


 

Deputy Commissioners for Management and Systems

Mary Jo Veverka (1994-1995)
Deputy Commissioner, OMS

Robert J. Byrd (1997-2001)
Deputy Commissioner, OMS

 

Deputy Commissioner for Medical & Scientific Affairs

Scott Gottlieb, M.D. (2005 – 2007)
Deputy Commissioner for Medical & Scientific Affairs

 

Deputy Commissioner for Foods

Michael R. Taylor, J.D. (2010 – Present)
Deputy Commissioner for Foods

 

Deputy Commissioner for Science and Public Health

Jesse L. Goodman, M.D., M.P.H. (2010 – 1/20/2014

 

Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco

Stephen P. Spielberg, MD, Ph.D. (2011 – Present)
Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products

 

Leona Brenner-Gati, MD (2013 – 5/2013)
Chief Scientist and Deputy Commissioner for Science and Public Health

 

Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy

Deborah Autor (2011 – 2013)
Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy

 

 

Howard Sklamberg (1/2014 – Present)
Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy

 

 

 

 

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