Gerald J. Dal Pan became the Director of the Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (known then as the Office of Drug Safety) in November 2005. Before that, he was the Director of the Division of Surveillance, Research, and Communication Support in CDER's Office of Drug Safety, a position he held since December 2003.
He received his medical degree from Columbia University, and his Master's degree in clinical epidemiology from Johns Hopkins University. He trained in internal medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and in neurology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Dal Pan is board certified in internal medicine and neurology. He was an instructor in the Neurology Department at Johns Hopkins. He next worked for Guilford Pharmaceuticals in Baltimore, and then for HHI Clinical Research and Statistical Services in Hunt Valley, MD. He joined FDA in July 2000 as a medical officer in the Division of Anesthetic, Critical Care, and Addiction Drug Products.