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FDA Leadership Profiles


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

Deputy Commissioners

Mark Abdoo

Mark Abdoo
Acting Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy

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

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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, J.D.
Chief of Staff

Chief Scientist

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RADM Denise Hinton
Chief Scientist

Chief Counsel


Stacy Cline Amin
Chief Counsel

Associate Commissioners

Malcolm Bertoni

Malcolm J. Bertoni
Associate Commissioner for Planning

Leslie Kux

Leslie Kux
Associate Commissioner for Policy

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Keagan Lenihan
Associate Commissioner for Strategic Initiatives and External Affairs


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John Martin
Principal Associate Commissioner for Legislative Affairs


Melinda Plaisier

Melinda K. Plaisier, MSW
Associate Commissioner for Regulatory Affairs

Mary Lou Valdez

Mary Lou Valdez
Associate Commissioner for International Programs

Assistant Commissioners

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CAPT Richardae Araojo
Assistant Commissioner for Minority Health

Marsha B. Henderson

Marsha B. Henderson
Assistant Commissioner for Women's Health


Michael Mair, M.P.H.
Acting Assistant Commissioner for Counterterrorism Policy


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Erik Mettler, M.P.A, M.P.H.
Assistant Commissioner for Partnerships and Policy

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Ellen F. Morrison
Assistant Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco Operations


Jennifer Rodriguez
Assistant Commissioner for Media Affairs


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Michael C. Rogers, M.S.
Assistant Commissioner for Human and Animal Food Operations

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Leigh Verbois, Ph.D.
Acting Assistant Commissioner for International Programs

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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