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FDA Leadership Profiles


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Scott Gottlieb, M.D.
Commissioner of Food and Drugs

Deputy Commissioners

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Anna Abram
Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation, and Analysis

Dara Corrigan

Dara Corrigan, J.D.
Acting Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy

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Stephen Ostroff, M.D.
Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine

Rachel Sherman, MD, MPH

Rachel Sherman, M.D., M.P.H.
Principal Deputy Commissioner

James M. Sigg

James Sigg
Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Chief Operating Officer


Chief Financial Officer

James Tyler

James Tyler
Chief Financial Officer

Chief Information Officer

Todd Simpson, chief information officer

Todd Simpson
Chief Information Officer

Chief of Staff

Lauren Silvis

Lauren Silvis
Chief of Staff

Acting Chief Scientist

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CAPT Denise Hinton
Acting Chief Scientist

Chief Counsel

Associate Commissioners

Malcolm Bertoni

Malcolm J. Bertoni
Associate Commissioner for Planning

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Jack Kalavritinos
Associate Commissioner for External Affairs

Leslie Kux

Leslie Kux
Associate Commissioner for Policy

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John Martin
Principal Associate Commissioner for Legislative Affairs


Erik P. Mettler

Erik P. Mettler, M.P.A., M.P.H.
Associate Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine

Melinda Plaisier

Melinda K. Plaisier, MSW
Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs

Janice M. Soreth, M.D.

Janice M. Soreth, M.D.
Associate Commissioner for Special Medical Programs


Mary Lou Valdez

Mary Lou Valdez
Associate Commissioner for International Programs

Assistant Commissioners

Mark Abdoo

Mark Abdoo
Assistant Commissioner for Global Regulatory Policy

Leslie K. Ball, M.D. FAAP

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

Katie Conover

Katie Conover
Assistant Commissioner for Media Affairs


Marsha B. Henderson

Marsha B. Henderson
Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health

CAPT Carmen T. Maher

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

Center Directors

Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D.

Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research

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

Richard Pazdur, M.D., Director, Oncology Center of Excellence

Richard Pazdur, M.D.
Director, Oncology Center of Excellence

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

Steven Solomon, DVM

Steven Solomon, DVM
Director, Center for Veterinary Medicine


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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