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John J. Whyte, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement

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John WhyteJohn J. Whyte, M.D., M.P.H., oversees CDER’s public outreach. Whyte is the Director of Professional Affairs and Stakeholder Engagement (PASE). Previously, Whyte served as the Chief Medical Expert and Vice President, Health and Medical Education at Discovery Channel. In this role, he developed, designed, and delivered educational programming that appeals to both medical and consumer audiences. This included television shows and online content.

Before joining Discovery, Whyte was in the Immediate Office of the Director at the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality. He served as Medical Advisor/Director of the Council on Private Sector Initiatives to Improve the Safety, Security, and Quality of Healthcare. Prior to this assignment, Whyte was the Acting Director, Division of Medical Items and Devices in the Coverage and Analysis Group in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Whyte is a board-certified internist. He completed an internal medicine residency at Duke University Medical Center and earned a master’s of public health in health policy and management at Harvard University School of Public Health. He was a health services research fellow at Stanford and an attending physician in the Department of Medicine. Whyte has written extensively in the medical and lay press on health policy issues.


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