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Product Center Ombudsmen

CBER (Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research), CDER (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research), CDRH (Center for Devices and Radiological Health), CTP (Center for Tobacco Products), and CVM (Center for Veterinary Medicine) each have a designated ombudsman. Each works to resolve problems and issues occurring within their own respective center. If that effort is unsuccessful or if intercenter issues are involved, the matter will go to the FDA Ombudsman's Office. The offices are in close communication with common goals of efficient dispute resolution.

CBER Ombudsman, Sheryl Lard-Whiteford
Telephone: 240-402-7912
CBER Assistant Ombudsman, Howard Balick
Telephone: 301-827-0379
E-mail: CBERombudsman@fda.hhs.gov
Web page: CBER Ombudsman

CDER Ombudsman, Virginia Behr
Telephone: 301-796-3436
E-mail: CDERombudsman@fda.hhs.gov
Web page: CDER Ombudsman

CDRH Ombudsman, Abiy Desta
Telephone: 301-796-0293
CDRH Deputy Ombudsman, Melissa Sage
E-mail: CDRHombudsman@fda.hhs.gov
Web page: CDRH Ombudsman

CTP Ombudsman
Nathan Hurley
Telephone: 301-796-3095
E-mail: CTPombudsman@fda.hhs.gov
Web page: CTP Ombudsman

CVM Ombudsman, Marcia Larkins
Telephone: 240-276-9015
E-mail: CVMombudsman@fda.hhs.gov
Web page: CVM Ombudsman

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